❝ Apart from you there is no joy; away from you, the world is a desert where I am alone and cannot open my heart. You have taken more than my soul; you are the one thought of my life. When I am tired of the worry of work, when I feel the outcome, when men annoy me, when I am ready to curse being alive, I put my hand on my heart; your portrait hangs there, I look at it, and love brings me perfect happiness, and all is smiling except the time I must spend away from my mistress. ❞
—   Napoleon to Josephine   —

Oh God, why must one be parted from one whom one so loves!”

Anita Ekberg by Peter Basch


Elizabeth Taylor, aged 23, on the set of “Giant” in 1955 (photographed by Peter Basch)


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