Jimmy Stewart in Berlin, 1962
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY HUMPHREY BOGART & LAUREN BACALL
One night in 1953, Bogie, John Huston and some other friends were shooting the breeze rather tipsily about life and its meaning and the question arose as to whether there was any time of their lives they’d like to live over again. All of them except Bogie came up with cynical answers. Somebody said, “God forbid”. Somebody else: that he’d only like to cancel out a couple of times. Then Bogie spoke. “Yes, there’s a time I’d like to relive- the years that I have had with Betty.”
-Joe Hyams, Bogart & Bacall.
I was a kid in love for the first time. I was easy for me - I knew nothing about pitfalls. I was giving nothing but myself and I could do that without qualm. Never in my life had or has a man cared so much for me, wanted so much to protect me, surrond me with life’s joys, share everything. It made me want to return the care- to show him it was possiblle to be really happy with a woman, to give him children. I was determined to do that.
John Wayne’s punch, 1940s.
2/10 Movies -> Breakfast at Tiffany’s”The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you’re afraid and you don’t know what you’re afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling?… Well, when I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany’s. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it. Nothing very bad could happen to you there. If I could find a real-life place that’d make me feel like Tiffany’s, then - then I’d buy some furniture and give the cat a name! ’
“What do you say about a government that goes out of its way to protect even citizens that try to destroy it?”
“God bless America.”
Sophia Loren promotional shoot for La fortuna di essere donna (Lucky to Be a Woman), 1954.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIMMY STEWART! | May 20, 1908 - July 2, 1997
“I’m the inarticulate man who tries. I don’t really have all the answers, but for some reason, somehow, I make it.”
Claude Monet’s Water Lilies in “Midnight in Paris”