02 May 2009
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?