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Jul 1

Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward by David Sutton, 1965


Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward by David Sutton, 1965

If Paul was considered the most desirable man in America, Joanne was the woman who had pried him away from his first marriage in an unlikely love match.  He looked like a Greek god; he never took a bad picture, literally.  Her own looks were mutable; she could be stunning or plain, ordinary or exotic, kittenish or tomboyish.  “I’ve long since adjusted to my husband’s status as a superstar and a sex symbol,” she would say.  “The only place I’m a sex symbol is at home, and I’m very lucky that my husband thinks I’m sexy.  I don’t worry about women who come on strong with him, because I know what he thinks of them.” 

Five years after they’d spent the shoot of The Long Hot Summer in constant communion on the streets of Clinton, Louisiana, they were still that way. “They’re the most hand-holding couple I ever saw,” said a longtime friend, and the sense was that Newman reached for his wife’s hand more often than the other way around.  For his part Newman spoke of her in genuinely fond terms that were meant to emphasize her congeniality and allure but perhaps too often sounding laddish or indelicate.  “She’s the last of the great broads,” he was fond of saying early in their marriage, and then a few years later, famously and to his regret, he asserted his monogamy by declaring, “I have steak at home; why go out for a hamburger?” (Chastised by Joanne for comparing her to a piece of meat, he tried another metaphor. “She’s like a classy ‘62 Bordeaux,” he told a female interviewer. “No make that a ‘59.  That’s a year that ages well in the bottle.  Will I get in trouble for that?”)

"He’s an oddity in this business.  He really loves his wife," said Otto Preminger.  And Stewart Stern, best man at their wedding, vouched for Newman’s love.  "Paul has a sense of real adoration for what Joanne can do. He’s constantly trying to provide a setting where the world can see what he sees in her."  She doted on him and he tried to dote on her, but was clumsy in the effort.  "For quite a while after we were married," she remembered, "he’d send me flowers on a certain day in September, which he thought was my birthday.  Since I was born in February, I finally pointed out to him that his first wife was born in September.” (She forgave him)

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May 5




“Sexiness wears thin after awhile and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that is a treat.” - Joanne Woodward

Paul Newman &  Joanne Woodward

oh… to know a love like theirs… 

Omg there fabulous both of them

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Mar 8

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"Paul and Joanne seemed to be in love. Anyone who was around them could tell that they were crazy about each other- and I was around them a lot. 

I tell you, it was beautiful to watch them together. They couldn’t keep their eyes off each other -and such beautiful eyes they both had, hers green and slanted like a cat’s and his blue like the sky or the sea. And they couldn’t keep from touching each other. It was hand-holding and face stroking and hugging. But it was earthy, to, like him giving her a little squeeze here and a little slap there.

They didn’t flaunt it - they just felt it.” 

- A friend, from Susan Netter’s biography of Woodward & Newman, published in 1989. 

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Whenever the Hotch in my head describes his mother to someone he always says “she’s a cross between Jessica Lange in Everybody’s All American and Eve Black in The Three Faces of Eve.”

Feb 8

Turner Classic Movies is going to play The Three Faces of Eve at 2:30am. I’ll be sure to miss it. Damn! And another thing, why do I not have this movie on DVD?