Let’s celebrate Valentine’s day with 16 postcards featuring film couples. To introduce them and to put you in the mood, you will also find Deanna Durbin, posing in front of a gigantic heart.
Dutch postcard, no. 3535. Photo: Universal International. Deanna Durbin in I’ll be Yours (William A. Seiter, 1947).
Italian postcard by G. Vettori, Bologna, no. 31. Maria Jacobini and Tullio Carminati in L’articolo IV/Article IV (Gennaro Righelli, 1918).
Italian postcard, no. 169. Greta Garbo and Ricardo Cortez in Torrent (Monta Bell, 1926).
Spanish postcard by MC, Barcelona, no. 138. Pola Negri and Nils Asther in Loves of an Actress (Rowland V. Lee, 1928).
Spanish postcard by MC Barcelona, no. 140. Anita Page and William Haines in Navy Blues (Clarence Brown, 1929).
Anita Page and William Haines, who were both under contract to M.G.M., co-starred in four movies from 1928 to 1932.
German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 5163/1, 1930-1931. Photo: Radio. Rita La Roy and Rod La Rocque in The Delightful Rogue (Lynn Shores, 1929).
Spanish postcard by MC, Barcelona, no. 133. Dolores Del Rio and Edmund Lowe in The Bad One (George Fitzmaurice, 1930).
German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 5838/2, 1930-1931. Photo: Ufa. Lilian Harvey and Henri Garat (as Henry Garat) in Princesse, à vos ordres!/Her Highness Coomands (Hanns Schwarz, Max de Baucorbeil, 1931).
Lilian Harvey and Henri Garat co-starred in seven movies from 1930 to 1936 and formed together a very popular cinematographic couple.
Postcard from the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia), no. L37/77. Photo: MGM. Norma Shearer and Leslie Howard in Romeo and Juliet (George Cukor, 1936).
Italian postcard by Ballerini & Fratini, Firenze, no. 3640. Photo: Metro Goldwyn Mayer. Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor in His Brother's Wife (W.S. Van Dyke, 1936).
Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor were married from 1939 to 1952.
German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. A1821/1, 1937-1938. Photo: Metro Goldwyn Mayer. Margaret Sullavan and Robert Taylor in Three Comrades (Frank Borzage, 1938).
Italian postcard by Ballerini & Fratini, Firenze, no. 3640. Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer in When Tomorrow Comes (John M. Stahl, 1939).
Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer co-starred in Love Affair (1939), When Tomorrow Comes (1939) and Together Again (1944). They got along very well and had great screen chemistry together.
Spanish postcard, no. 348. Photo: Warner Bros. Patricia Neal and Gary Cooper in The Fountainhead (King Vidor, 1949).
Patricia Neal and Gary Cooper, who was married since 1933 to Veronica "Rocky" Balfe, fell in love in 1948 during the filming of The Fountainhead. According to Patricia Neal, she got pregnant and had an abortion in 1950. Their passionate affair ended in December 1951.
Belgian postcard. Photo: Warner Bros. Doris Day and Gordon MacRae in On Moonlight Bay (Roy Del Ruth, 1951).
Doris Day and Gordon MacRae co-starred in five Warner musicals from 1950 to 1953.
German postcard by Universum-Film A.G., Abt. Film-Foto, Berlin-Tempelhof, no. FK 351. Photo: Sohler / Magna Film / Deutsche London Film. Maria Schell and O.W. Fischer in Tagebuch einer Verliebten/Diary of a Married Woman (1953) (Josef von Báky, 1953).
Maria Schell and O.W. Fischer co-starred in four movies in 1952 and 1953 and were at the time one of the "dream couples of the German cinema". In 1961, they were reunited in Das Riesenrad.
British postcard in the Greetings series. Photo: 20th Century Fox. Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte in Carmen Jones (Otto Preminger, 1954).
Spanish postcard, no. 12. Marina Vlady and Maurice Ronet in La sorcière/Häxan (André Michel, 1956).
Text and postcards: Marlene Pilaete. And, Happy Valentine's Day!