"John Foreman, the producer, once gave a description of me that I love and cherish. He said, ‘Paul Newman gets up every morning, walks to the window, and scans the horizon for enemies.’”
“I’ve learned that you can’t run away from your problems. If that sounds corny, I apologize, but it takes a lot of learning just to get that far. I no longer expect things around me to be perfect or ever to be perfectly satisfied with myself. I used to have absurd pictures of what my life ought to be like - and when it didn’t go along that way, I’d go to pieces. But I’ve discovered that part of the wonderful richness of the world is in it’s imperfections.”
- Judy Garland
You don’t want to wake up, do you?Under the Skin (2014)
Lee Miller was a woman ahead of her time. She ran away to New York at age 15 to become a dancer. She serendipitously met the founder of Vogue, Conde Nast, when he saved her from being hit by a car. She became a fashion photographer. But when she became bored with that, she moved on to Paris. She became the lover of Man Ray, a surrealist. She began studying photography with him and soon surpassed him. She left him to return to New York, and left him wandering the streets of Paris, screaming her name.
Lee did many things in her life and I can’t say them all. She was a great war correspondant in WWII, photographing D-Day and the concentration camps. She was married to an Egyptian Nobleman and hung out with Picasso. Oh, she was also a grade A badass and one of the most beautiful women in history.