Your way of love might seem bizarre.
But who can know how just one glance
Can start a movie star romance?
♥ Some romances cannot be denied! ♥
The Look of Hollywood LoveSome romances don't endure forever, but they sure were fun while they lasted.
Mary Pickford & Douglas Fairbanks
Doug and Mary were the King and Queen of Hollywood in the 1920s and their home, Pickfair, served as their Buckingham Palace. Alas, their marriage failed, but neither one ever stopped loving the other.
Mary and Doug were married for 16 years. The pressure of being the "perfect couple" was just too much.
Greta Garbo & John Gilbert
Theirs was the white-hot romance of the 1920s. She was cool, he was hot and together they exuded sex appeal galore.Unfortunately, Garbo wanted to be alone and went her own way without Gilbert. While it lasted, they were the power couple of their day.
Vivien Leigh & Laurence Olivier
Was there ever a more beautiful couple? A fairy tale romance that burned hot and then burned out. There is no doubt that each was the love of the other's life, but Vivien's health problems lead to the couple's demise.
Vivien and Larry were married for 20 years and, while it lasted, they were golden.
Rudolph Valentino & Pola Negri
Was it all just a publicity stunt? Maybe, but, gee, these hothouse flowers were glamorous. Rudy died before anything could go wrong with the romance, so we'll never know how it all would have turned out.They sure seem to be happy and in love, don't they?
Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton
The tabloid couple that leaves all others in the dust. They were hot, they were reckless, they were married to others, they were in love and that love would not be denied! Liz and Dick were too dramatic, too beautiful, too extravagant, too much in love and just plain too much to last.
And they were the King and Queen (at least for a while), weren't they? Married twice (once for 10 years, and another try for 1 year), their love affair and the press coverage of it, is a Hollywood romance legend.
Katharine Hepburn & Spencer Tracy
When I think of "the look of love," I think of these 2. Because their love affair was an open secret in Hollywood, there are no public photos of life at home, no casual outings. Tracy remained married, but he and Hepburn were a couple for decades until his death.
Not just love, but mutual admiration. Nice.
Jean Harlow & William Powell
Oh, if only they had been given a chance. After Harlow's tragic marriage to Paul Bern, wonderful William Powell seemed like just the right man to make "the Baby" happy.
Another case of "who knows if it would have lasted?" Probably not, but Bill gave Harlow lots of happiness before she left this world much too soon.
Clark Gable & Carole Lombard
The Hollywood couple that everyone rooted for. The love affair between these two very special and likable stars was embraced by the public. Carole's tragic death and Gable's subsequent grief elevated their romance to one of the great 20th century love stories.Would they have always been this happy? I'd like to think so.
Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall
This May-December romance was real love and the public adored them. Although only 21 when she married the 46-year old Bogart, Bacall seemed his equal in every way. And, it turns out, she really was.
Theirs was a happy union that lasted 12 years, until Bogart's death. They were a swell team on and off the screen.
Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward
This one stood the test of time.Dignified, private and unassuming, they lived their life out of the Hollywood spotlight and remained married for 50 years. An amazing record and a truly romantic pair.
Wishing you Valentine's Day filled with the love of friends, family, pets and some romance, too!