Category: couple

Farrah Fawcett and Lee Majors posing for the…

Farrah Fawcett and Lee Majors posing for their engagement photo circa 1973,

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in the 1950s 

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in the 1950s 

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Sonny & Cher (1965)

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Ike and Tina Turner photographed by Norman Seeff, 1975.

Norman Seeff’s shoot with husband-and-wife R&B duo Ike and Tina Turner was among the most memorable of his career. As his first filmed session, the footage was riveting. “They performed an amazing version of ‘Nutbush City Limits’ right there in my studio. There was incredible energy and vitality between them.” He recalls that the couple’s contrasting personalities made their interactions all the more compelling. “Tina was a whirlwind of freedom and spontaneity,” he says. “She was teasing Ike, trying to get him to loosen up, but there was an edge about it. It was as if she was challenging him just a bit. It felt almost dangerous but at the same time ecstatically creative.” Ike on the other hand was reserved and controlled. “He was very charismatic. He had a regal, majestic quality about him, and a tremendous sense of who he was.”

Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate photographed …

Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate photographed by Terry O’Neill, 1968.

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Ike & Tina Turner

(1965)

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Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate photographed by John Kelly, 1968.  

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Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg on the TV show “Four time” in 1969.

Photos by Jean Adda

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Wallace Beery and Gloria Swanson (1916)  

On March 27, 1916, 30-year-old Wallace Beery married Gloria Swanson on her 17th birthday with her mother’s consent. The marriage was a disaster from the start. On their wedding night, Wallace got drunk and raped Gloria. After she became pregnant he tricked her into swallowing an abortifacient. 

In her 1980 autobiography Swanson on Swanson, Gloria describes the incident:

I was brushing my hair when he came into the room. He gave me a look that made me turn away, but he didn’t say anything. Then he turned out the light and in the darkness pulled me to him. I gave a coquettish little command to stop that I thought would make him laugh. Still he said nothing. He turned me and pushed me backward until I fell on the bed. He fell beside me, and there was nothing romantic about the way he began to repeat that I was driving him crazy.

He was raking his hands over me and pulling at my nightie until I heard it rip. I pleaded with him to stop, to wait, to turn on the light. His beard was scraping my skin and his breath smelled. He kept repeating obscene things and making advances with his hand and tongue while he turned his body this way and that and awkwardly undid his buttons and squirmed out of his clothes.

Then he forced my body into position and began hurting me, hurting me terribly. I couldn’t stand it. I begged him to stop, to listen to me, and finally when I couldn’t stand it any longer, I screamed. He told me to be quiet, not to wake the whole hotel, and he said it in a voice of quiet, filthy conspiracy. The pain became so great that I thought I must be dying. I couldn’t move for the pain. When he finally rolled away, I could feel blood everywhere.

Gloria’s mother Addie, in the room next door did not come to her aide and they never spoke about that night. Gloria discovered that she was pregnant a few months later. One morning she had asked

Wallace

to buy her something from the pharmacy to relieve her severe cramps. He bought her bottle of medication which she took without asking any questions. She became nauseous and passed out. When she woke up a nurse told her that she had lost her baby. She later discovered that

Wallace

had given her poison to abort their baby. She left him soon after this incident. 

Ike and Tina Turner during an interview in Lon…

Ike and Tina Turner during an interview in London, October 1975.