LIFE Archives: Joanne and Paul

24/02/2011 § 2 Comments

In the month of February,
my mind has been turning to great love stories…

There’s not much I can say about Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman.  Married for 50 years, and ended only by Paul’s death in 2008, they were an amazing couple that set the gold standard for Hollywood romances.  At the time of Paul’s death, it was the longest lasting marriage between two working actors.  They were so in love and it shows in almost every photo of them.

As actors, passions ran hot and cold:
“I’m all in favor of a good screaming free-for-all every two or three months. It clears the air, gets rid of old grievances and generally makes for a pleasant relationship. Joanne has a habit of rationalizing, and when she starts that, that’s when I turn ugly! But when she tells me what she instinctively feels, I pay very close attention.”
Via Vanity Fair.

Can we pause to note how awesome Paul looks here, with his rolled cuff, natty overcoat and leather folio embossed with his own name?

This is the very moment Joanne won her Best Actress Oscar in 1957 for the “Three Faces of Eve.”  Can you see how happy Paul is?  How lovely…

If you can’t get enough of Joanne and Paul, I wander over to this darling Tumblr —  fuckyeahpaulandjoanne — whenever I am in need of a little love moment.  J’adore!
Further reading: “The Newman Chronicles
Patricia Bosworth for Vanity Fair

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