Dennis Quaid & Lea Thompson
Photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the February 1985 issue of Vanity Fair
Stepin Fetchit & wife Dorothy Stevenson, 1929
STEPIN FETCHIT, and wife DOROTHY STEVENSON (1929)Fox, Fetchit became a Fox contract player in 1929 after several years of film making. This portrait with his first wife was distributed at the time for publicity. It is stamped on the back “Screen Secrets, July 31, 1929,” and was for that magazine. Thrice married, he is likely the most controversial of character actors in film history. Born Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry in 1902, he was a talented physical comedian who achieved star status as a supporting character player, and who also was a millionaire in the 1930’s.It is even more unusual and rare to find any kind of 20’s portrait of Fetchit.
JD Samson & Sia Furler
the couple dated for 3 years starting in 2008 when Sia saw a picture of Samson on a friends myspace page:
"I saw her picture and I guess I kind of knew who she was and I’d forgotten," Sia said. "I, um, stalked her until she would be my love-a!"
Goldie Hawn & Bill Hudson on their wedding day, 1976
Barbara Stanwyck on the town with Robert Wagner, 1953
On the set of the movie Titanic in 1953, 45 year old Barbara Stanwyck began an affair with the 22 year old Robert Wagner. The couple’s romance lasted for four years before Stanwyck ended it.
Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor photographed together post divorce during the making of their third and last movie together The Night Walker, 1964
I didn’t get married to get divorced. Sure, I was bitter and hurt at first. When he told me he wanted his freedom I knew he really meant it and it took me a long time to get over it. I thought if I ever heard anyone say again “Time heals all wounds,” I’d kill ‘em. But, y’know, it does. The bitterness, has now turned into sort of a nostalgia and what might have been…
After the divorce, I sold the big house and bought a much smaller house on South Beverly Glen. All the furniture was sold at auction because there were too many memories connected with it. And I thought it would be better psychologically for me to be rid of it. I was right, because now I have an entirely modern house which only has an association with me which is very helpful, particularly if you have to get over something that you didn’t want to happen. Losing somebody you love by death or divorce is hard. But if they decide they want to be free, there’s nothing to battle for. You have to let go. Bob and I didn’t stay friends. We became friends again. Time does take care of things.
- Barbara Stanwyck