Belatedly, I come to reminisce about a couple who even had names that seemed to sparkle with style.
Bradford and Suzy met in 1960 when they starred together in Twentieth Century-Fox's "Circle of Deception." They married in 1963 and remained together for 40 years - until Parker's death in 2003. She was 70.
Diane Varsi and Geraldine Fitzgerald in Philip Dunne's very fine 1958 film version of John O'Hara's "Ten North Frederick" and especially as the glamorously doomed Gregg Adams in Jean Negulesco's compulsively watchable 1959 film version of Rona Jaffe's seminal novel, "The Best of Everything."
Kim and Kanye?
Donald and Melania?
No, I'm afraid that "style" is dead, stone cold dead. And so is the notion of bearing. Especially bearing. (Would anyone today even know what that word means?)
And neither will be coming back any time soon.
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~Suzy Parker and Bradford Dillman at a '60s Hollywood event
~photography: Suzy Parker Dillman 1963©
~Suzy Parker and Bradford Dillman in a scene from "Circle of Deception"
~Suzy Parker and Bradford Dillman on a 20th Century -Fox backlot when he was there making "In Love and War" and she was filming "The Best of Everything"