Ingrid Bergman:

“Hollywood has a queer way of taking an individual and fitting her into the American mold. I had worked hard to develop my style and I didn’t want anything to do with bathing suits and plucked eyebrows.
I still think it happens. It just didn’t happen to me.”

Ingrid Bergman‘s first technicolour screen test in 1938.

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griruxx:

  “My golden one, my everything on earth, my wonderful only love… It is going to be five hours before I can see you, and eleven days before we marry. That is terribly long. How can I bear it? If I could only kiss you and really kiss you again. You will never leave me, will you? I shall never leave you.
I want to be with you always, always, always… I’m thinking about you all the time… How crazy I am about you. I think I’m going to burst. In five hours and eleven days, I’ll come… I’ll come…” (Ingrid Bergman, 1937)

griruxx:

“I have changed a lot, though I still have the placid Swedish temperament. I guess I’m strange to the Italians. I still hate scenes and yelling and screaming, but I can put on violent scenes just to show them I’m able to.” (Ingrid Bergman, 1956)

“It somehow seems that all people working on movies come from the same stock. They’re all like children playing a game. You must be childish to get into this kind of work, or else you become a clerk or a banker.” (Ingrid Bergman)

“My co-star Yul Brynner played his guitar between scenes and sang Russian gypsy songs. It was a wonderful way of breaking the tension. Yul is also a good photographer. We teased him by placing signs outside his dressing room, such as:
PHOTOGRAPHY BLACK-AND-WHITE AND SEPIA, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. ROLLS DEVELOPED IN TOTAL DARKNESS. LADIES ONLY.” (Ingrid Bergman)