Of course, in those days 30-35 was basically the cutoff point for actresses and even today, actresses' careers are usually much shorter-lived then their male counterparts. I wasn't referring to Kim Novak's career longevity so much as as legitimacy. If you go back through the old 50s-60s newspapers, there's quite frankly very little good publicity about her. It's all scandals and jokes about her acting, and she was well aware of it. Here's an article from 1959, it's clear that despite doing Vertigo, she considered her reputation had hit rock bottom. In hindsight, she really deserved better. Actually, I see she just landed at Cannes, so better late than never I suppose. Is today Vertigo day or something? Can't wait for tonight!