It was a while since my friend, Iris and I had our girly day out, which we are suppose to have once per months. We have been travelling both and our calendars has added up.
So yesterday we got together here in Landskrona, because she wanted to visit the exhibition about our beloved Hollywood star, Ingrid Bergman – the raise and fall of Ingrid Bergman – at Landskrona Museum.
But we also delighted ourselves with their Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd’s “Non-Violence” art – Carl Fredrik passed away 6th of May this year and he had his studio here in Landskrona.
We took the bus to and enjoyed lunch out in the small fishing village of Borstahusen and visit the Pumphus Art Gallery that is showing drawings and glass sculptures by the Swedish artist, Bertil Vallien. A small show, but magical.
We were lucky with the weather, it looked at first a bit iffy …. but turned out to be a perfect and pleasant Summer day, not too warm with a pleasant wind.
I have to divided our day into 2 posts … this is part one and only about Ingrid Bergman.
Ingrid Bergman, how doesn’t remember her against Humphrey Bogart and directed by Michael Curtiz in “Casablanca” from 1942.
“Gaslight” is one of my favorite movies … still nail biting.
Ingrid was a very strong willed and independent woman, she went her way … and even Hollywood wanted her to change her teeth and looks, she said no. Born 1915 and when she was 3 her mother died and her actress career started when she was only 16.
She had some passionate love affairs, even as married and she always followed her heart in all of them.
She married dentist Petter Lindström in 1934 and they got a daughter together, during their marriage she returned to Europe after the scandalous publicity surrounding her affair with Italian director Roberto Rossellini during the filming of Stromboli in 1950. The result of that she left husband and child behind.
With Rossellini she got a son and 2 twin daughters. A week after her son was born, she divorced Lindström and married Rossellini in Mexico. In 1957 she divorced Rossellini. The next year she married Lars Schmidt, a theatrical entrepreneur from a wealthy Swedish shipping family. That marriage lasted nearly two decades, until 1975 when they divorced.
During the her marriage with Lindström she also had a brief romance with Gregory Peck and also the world famous war photographer Robert Capa. They met when she was touring in Europe to entertain American soldiers in 1943 and he followed after her to Hollywood.
She won 3 Oscars and was nominate 4 times.
Films that I remember her from;
Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939)
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) – Nominated
Gaslight (1944) – OSCAR
The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945) – Nominated
Joan of Arc (1948) – Nominated
Anastasia (1956) – OSCAR
Murder on the Orient Express (1974) – OSCAR
Autumn Sonata (1978) – Nominated
A Woman Called Golda (1982)
Ingrid died in 1982 on her 67th birthday in London, of breast cancer and she is buried in her beloved Fjällbacka in Sweden, where she had her summer residence.
“Be yourself. The world worships the original.”