Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward met in 1953, while the two understudied on the New York City set of the romantic play Picnic. on that stage is where the first undeniably sparks between them flew; and from then on it became a love affair that lasted a lifetime. during the first period of their relationship, Paul’s first marriage was coming to an end, and each was discovering their individual Hollywood success. Joanne starred in The Three Faces of Eve for which she won the 1957 Academy Award for Best Actress. the two were officially reunited to film The Long, Hot Summer; from there, the romance blossomed.
confession: we are somewhat obsessed with looking at pictures of the couple. it’s hard not to fall in love; you can see from a mile away that they were absolute soul mates. the pair were married in a simple, quaint ceremony in a Las Vegas hotel, and spent 50 love-filled years before Paul’s death from lung cancer in 2008. the power couple were attached to each other until his death, raising a family, starring together in a slew of films, and creating a life and a family that nothing could destroy.
do yourself a favor… pour yourself a glass of wine, kick your feet up, and watch A New Kind of Love. there is nothing better than watching these two fall in love over sexy banter and fabulous 60s fashion. and all in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. swoon!