A new kind of love : Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

A New Kind of Love is a 1963 American romantic comedy film directed by Melville Shavelson and starring Paul Newman and Joanne WoodwardFrank Sinatra sings “You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me” over the opening credits.





A womanizing american reporter assigned in Paris (Paul Newman) mistakes a cynical fashion designer (Joanne Woodward) for a prostitute. He decides to interview her for a series of articles then falls in love with her. The girl goes along with it, first out of revenge as he snubbed her during a past encounter, then out of feelings of her own.




Paul Newman…..Steve Sherman

Joanne Woodward…..Samantha (Sam) Blake / Mimi

Thelma Ritter…..Leena

Eva Gabor…..Felicienne Courbeau

George Tobias…..Joseph Bergner

Marvin Kaplan…..Harry Gorman

Maurice Chevalier…..as Himself

Robert Simon…..Bertram Chalmers

Valerie Varda…..Mrs. Chalmers

Joan Staley….Stewardess

Robert Clary….Frenchman @ Restaurant

Awards and nominations

Academy Award

1964: Nominated, “Best Costume Design, Color”

1964: Nominated, “Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment” – Leith Stevens

Golden Globe Award

1964: Nominated, “Best Motion Picture Actress – Musical/Comedy” – Joanne Woodward

Laurel Awards

1964: 3rd Place, “Top Female Supporting Performance” – Thelma Ritter




New kind of love movie

New kind of love movie





Paul Newman, taking his second spin on the marriage-go-round, grabbed the brass ring with Joanne Woodward.


On a Hollywood landscape littered with countless broken marriages, the Newman-Woodward pairing became the gold standard: They celebrated 50 years together on Jan. 29.


new kind of love And when Newman died Friday at the Connecticut home they shared since 1960, Woodward was still there – until death did them part.


Newman once attributed their lasting union to “correct amounts of lust and respect.”



He offered an oft-quoted response when asked in Playboy magazine about the temptations of other women: “I have steak at home. Why go out for hamburger?”


The couple met and fell in love while Newman made his 1953 Broadway debut in William Inge’s “Picnic,” in which Woodward was an understudy.new kind of love2 newman-woodwoard


Five years later, shortly after Newman and his first wife divorced, he married the petite blond in a Las Vegas civil ceremony. The couple moved into an 18th-century Connecticut farmhouse, a decision that Woodward later said solidified their marriage.


“We were never Hollywood people,” the Oscar-winning actress told the Daily News in 2001. “We just liked it better here. It also probably helps that we always enjoyed each other’s company.”



They appeared in several films together, including “The Long Hot Summer,” “Paris Blues” and “Mr. and Mrs. Bridge.” Newman directed Woodward in several other movies, including “Rachel, Rachel” – a Best Picture nominee.


When Woodward returned to Sarah Lawrence College to earn her degree at age 60, she graduated with youngest daughter Clea. Newman marked the occasion by delivering the commencement address.



NEWMAN AND WOODWARD 50 YEARS OF LOVE & MARRIAGE Pictures source: http://people.premiere.fr/

The high-profile couple enjoyed their anonymity in Westport, Conn., where they helped restore and reopen the Westport Country Playhouse.


Woodward, as the theater’s artistic director, cast her husband in the Stage Manager role in a production of “Our Town.” It moved to Broadway, where Newman earned his first Tony nomination in 2003.



Paul Newman and his wife Joanne Woodward Pictures source: http://people.premiere.fr/





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Remember ? Three’s Company ?

Three’s Company is an American sitcom that aired from March 15, 1977, to September 18, 1984, on ABC. It is based on the British sitcom, Man About the House.

The story revolves around three single roommates, Janet Wood, Chrissy Snow, and Jack Tripper, who all platonicallyshare Apartment 201 in a Santa Monica, California apartment building owned by Mr. and Mrs. Roper.


Later, followingSuzanne Somers’ departure, Jenilee Harrison joined the cast as Cindy Snow (Chrissy’s cousin), who was later replaced by Priscilla Barnes as Terri Alden. After the Ropers were spun-off into their own sitcom, Don Knotts joined the cast as the roommates’ new landlord Ralph Furley, brother of the new building owner, Bart Furley.

threes company2The show, a comedy of errors, chronicles the escapades and hijinks of the trio’s constant misunderstandings, social lives, and struggle to keep up with the rent.


After crashing a party and finding himself passed out in the bathtub, cooking school student Jack Tripper meets Janet Wood, a florist, and Chrissy Snow, a secretary, in need of a new roommate. Having only been able to afford living at the YMCA, Jack quickly accepts the offer to move in with the duo.


However, due to overbearing landlord Stanley Roper’s intolerance for co-ed living situations, even in a multi-bedroom apartment, Jack is allowed to move in only after Janet tells Mr. Roper that Jack is gay.


don knotts

don knotts

Although Mrs. Roper figures out Jack’s true sexuality in the second episode, she does not tell her husband, who tolerates but mocks him. Frequently siding with the three roommates instead of her husband, Mrs. Roper’s bond with the roommates grows until the eventual spinoff The Ropers.

Jack continues the charade when new landlord Ralph Furley takes over the apartment complex because Mr. Furley insists that his hard-nosed brother Bart (the building’s new owner) would also never tolerate such living situations.

The show was set minutes from the beach in Santa Monica, California, and was filmed primarily using three main sets: the trio’s apartment, their landlord’s apartment, and a neighborhood pub called The Regal Beagle. In later seasons more sets were used, frequently depicting the apartment of Jack’s friend Larry, Angelino’s restaurant, Jack’s Bistro, the hospital where Terri worked, and Janet’s flower shop.

Humor in the show was based on farce, often relying on innuendo and misunderstanding, as well as physical comedy to punctuate the hare-brained schemes the characters would invariably conjure up to get themselves out of situations and dilemmas.



john ritter

john ritter

Running jokes were frequently based on Jack’s (supposed) sexual orientation, Mr. Roper’s lack of sexual prowess, and Chrissy’s blonde moments.

Conflict in the show came from the dysfunctional marriage of the Ropers, Janet’s intolerance for a roommate romance, and later on, Jack’s friendship with Larry and Larry’s abuse thereof.

The theme song was composed by Joe Raposo (known for his composing for the children’s television show Sesame Street), and sung by Ray Charles (not to be confused with the blind R&B musician) and Julia Rinker.



Three’s Company had many cast changes over its run. The first of these changes took place in the spring of 1979 with the relocation of the Ropers to their own television series (The Ropers), which revolved around Helen and Stanley, and their neighbors in a townhouse community after Stanley had sold the apartment building. Man About The House had similarly spun the Ropers off for the series George and Mildred.threes company sitcom

Two changes took place in the fall of 1979, at the beginning of the fourth season. The first was the addition of Lana, an older woman who chased Jack around. She liked to pursue him but he did not appreciate her advances.

Since Ann Wedgeworth did not appreciate her diminishing role in the series, Lana was dropped from the show without any explanation before the season was half over.


The other new addition that fall was the new building manager, Ralph Furley (played by Don Knotts), whose brother Bart bought the building from the Ropers. Mr. Furley pursued Lana unsuccessfully, as she unsuccessfully pursued Jack. Unlike Lana, he appeared until the end of the series.

Season five (1980–1981) marked the beginning of contract re-negotiations and sparked friction on the set. When Somers’ demands for a heavily increased salary (from $30,000 to $150,000 per episode, plus 10% of the show’s profits) were not met, Somers went on a strike of sorts.Threes company3


Executives believed that a complete loss of Somers could damage the program’s popularity so a compromise was reached. Somers, who was still under contract, continued to appear in the series, but only in the one-minute tag scene of a handful of episodes. Somers’ scenes were taped on separate days from the show’s regular taping; she did not appear on set with any of the show’s other cast members.


According to the story, her character had returned to her hometown of Fresno to care for her ailing mother, and was only seen when she telephoned her former roommates, and they recounted that week’s adventures to her. This arrangement continued for one season. Somers’ contract was not renewed and Chrissy’s place in the apartment was taken by her clumsy cousin Cindy Snow (Jenilee Harrison).

priscilla barnes

priscilla barnes

Another replacement, Terri Alden (played by Priscilla Barnes), a clever, sometimes sassy nurse, joined the cast in the sixth season (1981–1982). In the script, Cindy was to move to college to fulfill her dream of becoming a veterinarian, and would continue to visit throughout the sixth season.

The show ended with the departure of all cast members except Ritter, who moved on to the spin-off Three’s a Crowd (syndicated as “Threes Company Too” in the Threes Company syndication package), itself based upon Man About the House’s spin-off Robin’s Nest.

After more than 30 years of not speaking to each other, Suzanne Somers and Joyce DeWitt finally made up and reunited for Suzanne’s web series Breaking Through which aired February 2, 2012.




Primary characters


Jack Tripper  season 1–8    A clumsy culinary student (later chef, then restaurant owner) from San Diego, Navy veteran, and swinging bachelor.       John Ritter

Janet Wood   1–8      Born in Indiana, she is a down-to-earth woman who was also an aspiring dancer. She worked as manager of the “Arcade Flower Shop” and later in the last season as an aerobics instructor.      Joyce DeWitt


Chrissy Snow            season 1–5    A ditzy secretary from Fresno whose real name is Christmas Snow.        Suzanne Somers


Cindy Snow   season 5–6     Chrissy’s accident-prone cousin, a secretary and later, veterinary student at UCLA.   Jenilee Harrison

Terri Alden    6–8      An intelligent nurse, unlucky in love.  Priscilla Barnes



Secondary characters


Larry Dallas   1–8      A playboy neighbor, used car salesman, and Jack’s best friend.            Richard Kline

Stanley Roper           1–3      A hard-nosed landlord.           Norman Fell

Helen Roper  1–3      Stanley’s muumuu-wearing, love-starved wife.         Audra Lindley

Ralph Furley  4–8      A goofy, yet friendly, flamboyantly-dressed landlord who fancies himself a ladies’ man.  Don Knotts

Lana Shields 4          An older female love-starved neighbor who pursued Jack and was in turn pursued by Mr. Furley.    Ann Wedgeworth



SOURCE : Wikipedia.

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