“I was never used to being happy, so that wasn’t something I ever took for granted. You see, I was brought up differently from the average American child because the average child is brought up expecting to be happy. I was a mistake. My mother didn’t want to have me.”
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Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate on their wedding day on January 28th 1968.
“I’ll never forget the day Marilyn and I were walking around New York City, just having a stroll on a nice day. She loved New York because no one bothered her there like they did in Hollywood, she could put on her plain-jane clothes and no one would notice her. She loved that. So as we we’re walking down Broadway, she turns to me and says ‘Do you want to see me become her?’ I didn’t know what she meant but I just said ‘Yes’- and then I saw it. I don’t know how to explain what she did because it was so very subtle, but she turned something on within herself that was almost like magic. And suddenly cars were slowing and people were turning their heads and stopping to stare. They were recognizing that this was Marilyn Monroe as if she pulled off a mask or something, even though a second ago nobody noticed her. I had never seen anything like it before.” - Amy Greene, wife of Marilyn’s personal photographer Milton Greene
One of my favorite stories about celebrity.
“I try to be loving, and I try to find love and see love in all things. I love nature, I love the forest. I love the grace, the gentleness, the easiness of how gentle nature is. It is just giving. I love that.” Michael Jackson
Audrey Hepburn on the terrace of the Hotel Hassler, in Rome, with the telegram announcing her best-actress award, for The Nun’s Story, from the New York Film Critics Circle, 1960.
Magazine article, 1968?
She’s tiny, adorable and perfect. Her eyes are blue and she has dark hair. Named Lisa Marie by her proud parents, she weighed 6lbs., 5oz., when she was born February 1st, at 11 in the morning, nine months to the day of her parents’ marriage.
El and Priscilla left the Memphis Baptist Hospital with their new little girl in a state of complete ecstasy. For, ever since El had met the pretty ex-Miss Beaulieu in Germany while he was in the Army, he had known she was the one. Their romance had been an on-again, off-again love epic. For years rumors periodically appeared naming their marriage date.
But El and his Priscilla waited. There were many times when they were ever-so-close to the alter, only to have some event—or especially—some memory, put it off again.
For Priscilla, waiting was necessary because she wanted El to be sure of the step he was taking. She wanted their marriage to last a lifetime.
And, too, El had been haunted by the sadness of his mother’s death in 1958. At her funeral he cried, “Oh, God, everything I have is gone.” It’s taken him years to recover from this shock.
The baby will help erase the pain. But Elvis will always remember her.