Hedy Lamarr in The Strange Woman (1946)
Joan Collins, 1953
Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward moving into their New York residence, 1958
Juliette Lewis was delighted when she learned that she had to kiss Robert De Niro in thriller Cape Fear, but her teenage crush turned into an obsession shortly before their intimate scene.
The then 18-year-old Lewis admits the kissing scene was so special because De Niro was so professional and caring.
She recalls, “I was like, ‘Should I use mouthwash? No, because then he’d know that I care.’ I wanted to be, ‘Oh, it’s cool, he’s going to kiss me, whatever. Hadn’t even thought about it.’ But I was a wreck.
"I walked on the set and I smelled this minty fresh aroma coming from Mr De Niro and it dawned on me that that’s professionalism. It was a lovely experience. Whenever I get down I can always say to myself, ‘I’ve kissed De Niro.’"
God gave the world Gene Kelly 102 years ago today. We are still smiling.
Eugene “Gene” Curran Kelly (August 23, 1912 - February 2, 1996)
Natalie Wood, 1960s © William Claxton.
Frank Sinatra & puppies.
Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds for Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
Grace Kelly in Dial M for Murder (1954)