On January 26th, 2008, we celebrated Paul’s 83rd birthday, as we had celebrated his birthdays so many times over the years, but Paul was subdued and so was the party. Two days later, however, was Paul and Joanne’s fiftieth wedding anniversary—their last—and the party this time was cheerful and celebratory. Paul and Joanne reveled in interacting with an intimate group of family and old friends. The way they jointly cut the first piece of cake was a moment of happiness for all of us.
And then, putting aside the cake knife, Paul took both of Joanne’s hands in his and drew her close to him. They looked at each other with intimate conspiracy, a look of endearment for those fifty years, and Paul said, “Joanna, being married to you has been the joy of my life.”
‘She was always beautiful, always simply but exquisitely dressed, highly intelligent (she did The Times crossword daily, and her reading ranged from Confucius to Montaigne) and infinitely concerned with her work as an actress. These things are all part of the enigma - and the legend.”
Vivien Leigh, one of the greatest beauties of her generation, the versatile actress, perhaps most well known for winning the most coveted role in cinema history, that of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With The Wind, died 44 years ago today.
Lily got the BOSS Orange campaign! :D