After Susan missed out on the role of Scarlett and having her contract dropped by David O. Selznick, she decided to stick it out in Hollywood and try to find work.
"I can remember those horrible months when we always had to rush to make payments....that's the reason why you'll never hear me crying about taxes or about what the government takes out of my salary. Those days were to grim to forget. I admit I was stupid, but I was exposed to the whole routine in too much of a hurry. I think that then the young people shot up too fast and I defy any newcomer not to believe his or her publicity at the very beginning. It's only natural. At least it was for me.".......Quote excerpted from "Susan Hayward /Portrait of a Survivor by Beverly Linet...pg. 19.