A new kind of love : Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

A New Kind of Love聽is a聽1963Americanromantic comedy聽film directed by聽Melville Shavelson聽and starring聽Paul Newman聽and聽Joanne Woodward.聽Frank Sinatra聽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聽is an American聽sitcom聽that aired from March 15, 1977, to September 18, 1984, on聽ABC. It is based on the British sitcom,聽Man About the House.

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


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

threes company2The show, a聽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聽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聽spinoff聽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聽Santa Monica, California, and was filmed primarily using three main sets: the trio’s apartment, their landlord’s apartment, and a neighborhood pub called聽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聽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聽Joe Raposo聽(known for his composing for the children’s television show聽Sesame Street), and sung by聽Ray Charles聽(not to be confused with聽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鈥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鈥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鈥檚 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聽 season 1鈥8聽聽聽 A clumsy culinary student (later chef, then restaurant owner) from San Diego, Navy veteran, and swinging bachelor.聽聽聽聽聽聽 John Ritter

Janet Wood聽聽 1鈥8聽聽聽聽聽 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.聽聽聽聽聽 Joyce DeWitt

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

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

Terri Alden聽聽聽 6鈥8聽聽聽聽聽 An intelligent nurse, unlucky in love.聽 Priscilla Barnes

Secondary characters

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

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

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

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

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



SOURCE : Wikipedia.