Thursday, March 19, 2009
Found and Scandalous
I have read in every book about Ingrid Bergman's life, that they took many special precautions to avoid being photographed while Ingrid was driving to the hospital, in the hospital, giving birth and after the baby was born. Every book also stated that several people snuck in, and one got by. I guess this must be the guy who got by.
"Paparazzi" was a phrased coined by Frederico Fellini. He was talking about Ingrid and Roberto's relationship to the press. They stalked the Rossellinis and were relentless. Isabella Rossellini once said that they (the children) would throw rocks and objects at the reporters because they would flash lights at them all the time and wouldn't leave them alone (seeing it as more of a game than invasion of privacy).
I doubt that my blog is helping by posting this picture. I should probably refuse to show a picture that Ingrid would have looked down upon with disgust. I see it now as a historical reference. Not only did this couple set the world on fire with their love affair, they tried to do it with class. They didn't want their faces all over the tabloids, as most celebrities don't. Ingrid eventually figured out that there is an amount of privacy that one loses claim to when they are famous. She later accepted it with more grace and willingness (not saying that would be easily achieved), as most celebrities today have yet to learn. I post this in honor of Ingrid and Roberto Rossellini's courage to drive fast, use tactics of sleuth and stelth, and be invisible--as much as possible.
- An avid Ingrid Bergman fan, I am a student of her life and work as well as film, filmmaking and Classic Film in general. I have my M.F.A. in TV/Film Production from USC School of Cinematic Arts and have been making a living in the business they call show. Feel free to follow me on Twitter @alexis_morrell