02 May 2009

My Favorite Real Life Couples

Millie has been doing a 'Cute Couples' theme for her Photo of the Day series. I am so not a copy cat, but I've been thinking of an idea for a cute couple post for a while. So I like to think that she invaded my brain and stole my idea before I ever did anything about it ;) I've chosen 4 couples that I love on and off the screen. I like to give them nicknames because it makes me feel like I know them (CREEPER ALERT) :) Also because I just like nicknames. Up first is Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward aka Paul & Jo: I love them. Their story is so sweet; they were together for a little over 50 years before Paul passed away last year. They remind me of my grandparents, being together for 50 years. Jo is one of my favorites to see on screen because when you see her, you know whatever it is, it's gonna be good. My favorite of hers is The Three Faces of Eve. And obvs, Paul is one of biggest stars, like, EVER. And he had a huge organic company... I enjoy my Newman-O's on several occasions. The two star in Paris Blues. (On my to-watch list!) Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn aka Spence & Kate What's left to say about these two that hasn't been said? When I went to go look for pictures of them together, I noticed that in all of them they were staring right into each other's eyes. I capitalized on that and put my favorites into the collage. They were great partners, really; both on screen and off. It's like they were the same person. The couple star together in Woman of the Year. PS: She rearranges the furniture on Dick Cavett. Hilarious. Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh aka Viv & Larry I always thought Vivien was super gorgeous, so when I went to go research about her, I came across vivandlarry.com. I cannot talk about the Oliviers like Kendra can, so I highly suggest you go to her site! Anyhow, they truly loved each other and it shows through the movies they made together. Their whole relationship is a bit sad though...Vivien still wrote to him after they divorced, acting as if they were still married. I prefer to remember them in the glory days. The couple star in That Hamilton Woman. And last but totally not least is probably my favoritest (is that a word?) couple EVER. So without further ado... Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood aka Nat & RJ Ok, I have a feeling this one's going to be long. They were first married in 1957 and then were divorced in 1962. They never really got over each other, so when they met by fate in 1971, the flame was lit all over again. They got remarried in 1972 and stayed together till her death in 1981. They were so cute together and completely adored each other. Nat would write him little notes saying how much she loved him, and he still has them. In his memoir, he recalled so many sweet stories, like how their daughter Courtney was their "miracle baby" and how she brought them closer together. I reccommend reading it, not for the Nat stories, but some other fabulous stories about Hollywood heavyweights such as James Cagney and Spencer Tracy. The two star in an Aaron Spelling TV movie, The Affair (it's actually pretty good!) PS: They get 4 pictures because...well, isn't it obvious?

10 comments:

Millie said...

Wow, Sarah! SUCH a copy-cat! Just kidding. I totally know how that is.

I mean, A month or so ago I was gonna do this really cool post of picture of stars and tennis. I had the post all ready and was gonna publish it later that day. I checked my dashboard a little while later and discovered Lolita had just posted the same thing...with many of the same pictures...so depressing! (Although, I am under the opinion that Lolita hacked into my account, but nothing can be proven as of yet ;-D)

Anyways, love the post!

Keith said...

I love all those pictures. Those are some great couples. Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Cheers!

Sarah said...

Millie, thanks! I know the feeling... :P

Keith, thank you!

Lolita said...

Really nice blog post! Thank you!

Paul Brazill said...

Smashing post!

Sarah said...

Thanks Paul & Lolita!

Marcy said...

I love these pictures. Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward are so gorgeous and stunning together--and they loved each other dearly.

And I love the Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy love story. I got a little teary-eyed when I read about Kate's feelings for Spencer, after his death, in her autobiography. I guess she did romanticize their relationship a little, but she loved and admired him as a man and a actor--and that's what made their relationship so great.

Viv and Larry shared this traumatic, fascinating, and insanely romantic relationship that I find completely wonderful and amazing. They were so perfect for each other, but they were struck with such tragedy in their marriage. I love how they still loved each other after the marriage and were inseparable in spirit.

I don't know much about Natalie Wood and Richard Wagner, but there are so many weird rumors surrounding Natalie's death...which irks me a little. But they looked completely gorgeous together...

My personal favorites are Elizabeth Taylor/Richard Burton and Audrey Hepburn/William Holden.

Anyway, I LOVE this meme and your blog is awesome. Love the Elizabeth Taylor/Giant banner. Sorry I typed way too much...

Sarah said...

Marcy, thanks for the comment! I agree with basically everything you said. I also loved the Taylor/Burton affair, and I'd love to know more about it! Guess I will when I finally read that Liz bio that's been sitting on my shelves for a year now :)

.k said...

I'm sorry, what?! Great list but what about some europeans?

Alain Delon/Romy Schneider
Marcello Mastroianni/Catherine Deneuve

Marti Rulli said...

They were a loving couple, Natalie and RJ, but something went terribly wrong the infamous night of Nov. 28, 1981. I loved them as a couple until I learned some of the facts my friend, Dennis Davern, knew about what really happened to Natalie. It changed everything about the dynamics of the relationship. I'm the author of "Goodbye Natalie Goodbye Splendour," and I wrote the book with total objectivity given that it's the polygraphed account of Dennis Davern who was the Splendour captain. I hope you will read it. Thank you, Marti Rulli