Listen to the episode in the player below:
Get More You Must Remember This
Join Slate Plus
Slate Plus members get extended, ad-free versions of our podcasts—and much more. Sign up today.
Subscribe to You Must Remember This
Copy this link and add it in your podcast app.
For detailed instructions, see our Slate Plus podcasts page.
The future Lily Munster became a star when producer Walter Wanger cast her in Salome, Where She Danced (1945). A curvaceous brunette in her early 20s, De Carlo fit the mold of Howard Hughes’ midcentury girlfriends to a T. But that relationship would be brief, and De Carlo would go on to distinguish herself in movies and television and as a star of the original production of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies.