1938 ~ Portrait with a French Accent, cont'd
He is familiar with every book in his library - which makes him practically
unique among Hollywood's celebrities.
He is a good sailor.
He enjoys staying up late at night.
He plays the violin atrociously.
His name is pronounced boy-yay. He doesn't give many parties and
never wears glasses.
He enjoys taking long walks alone.
He has never known hardship.
He is very fond of champagne.
He believes in matrimonial vacations, and has grave doubts concerning
the future of the world.
Greta Garbo's Napoleon believes that life in the seventeenth century
in France was the richest. He never spoke English until he came
to America. He thinks modern inventions have added nothing to the sum
total of human happiness. He plays a fairly good game of
tennis and wears a felt hat for years before discarding it.
Boyer gets along easily with directors. He loathes coloratura
sopranos and refuses to go to fortune tellers.
He buys many neckties and seldom wears any. He enjoys reading
Sinclair Lewis. He was born in Figeac, France, a small town.
He is not athletically inclined. He speaks German
and uses very little make-up for his work. He is especially addicted
to biographical novels. He particularly enjoys the company of
Anatole Litvak, the director (husband of Miriam Hopkins), and Charles
Farrell. He never wears high-top shoes.
He is often moody and depressed. He likes colored shirts and it
amuses him to go with his wife when she shops for clothes.
oysters, dislikes clams, and considers himself a realist. His
favorite singer was the late Chaliapin. The house he was born
in was a large affair with a shop on the ground floor where his
father sold agricultural implements.
He likes modernistic furniture and his attitude toward life is
permeated with anything that can be expressed with a shrug. "Why
worry about anything and why look ahead. Anything is liable
to happen in a world that is changing so rapidly. It is impossible
to predict the things of tomorrow."
He thinks the Champs Elysées the most beautiful street
in the world. His parentage for many generations is French.
He considers Caravan his worst picture.
He regrets his neglect of what he terms a mild sort of writing
talent which was evidenced in some articles published in Paris.
He likes his wife to wear very subtle perfumes.
He believes strongly that color on the screen will eventually
destroy the very romance and make-believeness that are its greatest
He was always popular with girls, and has never owned a beach
outstanding performance on the stage was in Bernstein's "Melo." continue