Saturday, April 16, 2011

grief of a goddess

'There were two other things I remember about Greta's conversation. At one point she admired a small, inexpensive bracelet that Frank had given me and said, rather sadly, “You know, I love jewelery, and yet men have never given any to me. I don´t know why.” And she admitted that the only man she´d ever really loved was John Gilbert, her romantic costar, but that he´d “let me down” by having a surreptitious affair (is there any other kind?) with a little extra during their last film together. She had never forgiven him.'-from ava gardner's autobiography

my illusions are not shattered as i never had any regarding john gilbert. how could i once i'd seen garbo act opposite nils asther?

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