It is natural to get used to waking up every morning and having another day to spend. And postponing the things you want to do, because you’re so used of having tomorrows. The reality is that our days are limited. So I put up this little note to myself to remind me that today is not just another day. (Please don’t mind my irregular handwriting, I blame it on typing too much)
The Awakening Conscious, an appropriate title for a depiction of a woman who has suddenly risen from her seated position, as if she has seen something outside, or even had a revelation of some sort. The intimacy portrayed in this painting between the man and woman is rare for Victorian times, yet her wedding ring finger is bare, indicating that she is a “kept woman,” a mistress.What I enjoy most about this time period of art, was that the paintings depicted so much symbolism and told a story of what was occurring. All around the room are symbolic metaphors of the woman’s entrapment—in the bottom corner a bird is trapped by a cat, and on the piano a clock is “kept” under its glass. In addition, symbols of her wasted life surround the room: the unfinished tapestry, the music for “Tear, Idle Tears” lies on the floor, and she turns to the brightness of the outside world as if she has suddenly “seen the light.”
Taking place along a beautiful Italian coastline scenery, an American Millionaire (Rock Hudson) returns to his luxurious Italian villa earlier than usual only to find it being used and run as a hotel by his major domo Maurice (Walter Slezak). The millionaire’s plan for a romantic weekend getaway with his very beautiful, Italian,ex-lover, Lisa (Gina Lollobrigida) goes awry after a group of young tourist girls (led by Sandra Dee) and hormone-raged boys (led by Bobby Darrin) are forced to stay at the villa after having nowhere else to go.
The daughter (Audrey Hepburn) of a chaffeur who works for a very wealthy family grows up hopelessly in love with one of their “playboy” sons (William Holden). After leaving for culinary school in the city of love, Paris, she returns a new woman with a newly-gained affection from the man she admired. However, her love is put in jeopardy when the eldest son (Humphrey Bogart) attempts to break them apart in fear of losing a buisness conglomerate.
Three American secretaries living in Rome, Anita (Jean Peters) , Frances (Dorothy McGuire) , and Maria (Maggie McNamara) , end up finding love in the most unexpected ways after throwing some coins in the famous Trevi Fountain.
Billionaire Jean-Marc Clement (Yves Montand ) falls for a show biz girl Amanda Dell (Marylyn Monroe) and desperately attempts to win her over by trying very hard to become a skilled actor, comedian, and singer—none of which he is naturally good at.
Three young women Schatza Page (Lauren Becall) Loco Dempsey (Betty Grable)and Pola Debevoise (Marylyn Monroe) embark on a mission to “catch” the richest millionaire for themselves as a husband. They lease a luxurious apartment and afford their living there by selling all of the owner’s furniture! All three fall in love, but not in the way they hoped for!