screen couples: Myrna Loy & William Powell: Libeled Lady
“From that very first scene, a curious thing passed between us, a feeling of rhythm, complete understanding, an instinct for how one could bring out the best in the other. In all our work together you can see this strange—I don’t know what… a kind of rapport. It wasn’t conscious. If you heard us talking in a room, you’d hear the same thing. He’d tease me a little and a kind of blending emerged that seemed to please people. Whatever caused it, though, it was magical.”
The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
There’s a philosophy in The Wizard of Oz that speaks to all of us. Everyone has a heart, a brain and courage. If used properly, they lead to a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The gold when found, is those people who love you.
— Ray Bolger
Vivien and Laurence seeing off Marilyn and Arthur as they depart from London to New York [November 22, 1956].
(Source: mostlymarilynmonroe, via henryfondas)