Lauren Bacall, 1940s.
Humphrey Bogart, vers 1939
"The cast had a table (lunch was catered) and we were sitting there eating. I sat across the table from Elizabeth Taylor. I had put my Hasselblad camera down next to my plate… After finishing lunch, Liz pulled her chair back to get a little sun and when I saw her face up in the sun, with the light on it—it was just exquisite and I couldn’t resist making a shot. It has become one of her favorite shots and is one of my favorite shots—it was just so candid and she looked so terrific. It’s so odd because her violet eyes are such an important part of her beauty and yet her eyes are closed in this photo—but still her face is incredible." — Sid Avery (Photo of Elizabeth Taylor on the set of ‘Giant’, 1955, by Sid Avery.)
This is an old pic I took of one of my friends. We went to the sea, and she told me her boyfriend broke her heart that day. And oh god oh god she was so sad. She took off all of her clothes and jumped in the water without saying a word. I watched her swimming so far and then coming back. When she walked out she sat near the water and I took this picture of her. I’ll never forget her.
Marrakech - Medersa Ben Youssef by Ruggero Poggianella Photostream © on Flickr
I often get questions from Anons asking me what is appropriate to use in a novel, from song quotes to character names of wildly popular characters from other books (names that are obviously more unique than just Sarah or Alice or Amelia). So I’m going to lay the groundwork…