jwolgirl
Once while Cynthia was away with Mrs. Powell, I was staying in the house with Julian. I had put Julian to bed, but he was having an earache and was very upset. I put him to bed, but he was in so much pain, I sat up with him that night. When John came in quite late, he came along to Julian’s room to see what was wrong. The light was on and I explained about the earache. John said, ‘You go to bed, Dot. I’ll stay up with him.’ He was always concerned, like a good father. He was a good man.
Dorothy Jarlett (via dreamnumber1974)
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When Jayne was lined up to star in the film Kiss Them For Me, both her agent Bill Shiffrin and director/friend Frank Tashlin heavily advised her not to do the film. Jayne herself also had doubts, but was persuaded into doing the film by its producer Jerry Wald. He told her that if she accepted the part then she’d be offered the lead in The Jean Harlow Story, a film about the life of the “Original Platinum Blonde” Jean Harlow. Obviously, the movie never materialized and it was later discovered that Jerry Wald had lied to Jayne, just to get her to do the part. She later commented on the subject saying: " I have thousands of letters here, from people all over the world, saying I am the perfect Harlow…even naturally have her mannerisms of caressing my body and arms in that way. But no, they can’t see me playing the dramatic side of Harlow’s life." She was extremely hurt by the fact that Fox had lied to her.

When Jayne was lined up to star in the film Kiss Them For Me, both her agent Bill Shiffrin and director/friend Frank Tashlin heavily advised her not to do the film. Jayne herself also had doubts, but was persuaded into doing the film by its producer Jerry Wald. He told her that if she accepted the part then she’d be offered the lead in The Jean Harlow Story, a film about the life of the “Original Platinum Blonde” Jean Harlow. Obviously, the movie never materialized and it was later discovered that Jerry Wald had lied to Jayne, just to get her to do the part. She later commented on the subject saying: " I have thousands of letters here, from people all over the world, saying I am the perfect Harlow…even naturally have her mannerisms of caressing my body and arms in that way. But no, they can’t see me playing the dramatic side of Harlow’s life." She was extremely hurt by the fact that Fox had lied to her.

thateventuality

thateventuality:

Scans - Olivia and George Harrison in California, 1975, photographed by Henry Grossman

"[Olivia] and George had talked on the phone many times […] [and] once they met [in the autumn of 1974] they became nearly inseparable. It was a relationship, says one friend, they each expected would work, ‘just an intuition, a thing they felt for each other over the phone. It was almost mystical the way they felt it happening.’" - From a 1977 publication

"There was a serene and calming presence that George and Olivia gave off. George had fresh flowers placed in the home and there was incense burning, pictures of holy men, the smell of curried rice dishes - long-grain rice - wafting in from the kitchen. They’re both health food eaters. You know something is going on when they’re around but it isn’t something George shoves down your throat. They are both very thoughtful, and he has a great sense of humor. She is a lovely woman, far from that Hollywood-model type, far too spiritual. The harmony between them is clear and apparent to anyone around them, yet they don’t perform sex in front of you on the floor. They are quite attentive to each other’s needs and well-being and there is genuine caring going between them. It’s quite lovely to see and it has a calming effect on people around them." - "A friend" on George and Olivia during the time they stayed at a rented home (rented by Ringo and Nancy Lee Andrews, who were away at the time) in the Hollywood Hills in 1976; from a 1977 publication

Q: “Was it love at first sight?”

Olivia Harrison: “Pretty much. We felt it in our hearts from before we met. Even on the phone, we seemed to have some understanding, like you do when you meet the right person. And he was a charmer, such a charmer!”

(The Sun, 12 June 2009)