She hears about the rumors, realizes why everyone in the town had been treating her so abysmally, says fuck it and goes off to spend the night with the guy she was rumored to have shtupped Cary Grant.
I have that scene in my unexpurgated video copy of I think Curly Top.
For good reasons, we can push back the unofficial start date of the Era to 1929, right after studios had finished the expensive renovation of theaters yup, they owned the theaters that showed the movies they made and the stock market crashed to begin the Great Depression.
It just comes down to what you saw first.
Wray appeared in other movies and televisions following the popularity of King Kong and retired in 1980.
Sad to say, she could not.