Robert Redford …on his first ever visit to Cannes as a teenager in the winter of 1956
Recalling how as a penniless wannabe artist, he had slept rough in Cannes: “I was an artist, hitch-hiking to Italy when I was about 18, 19 years old and I didn’t have a dime and so I slept under a pier.” he said, pointing to the beach in front of the Carlton Hotel. “I remember looking up at the Carlton and thinking, “Wow! I wonder what goes on in there?” I just imagined people in tuxedos and thought, “Jesus, what’s that like?”
When asked what it was like now sleeping inside the Carlton, instead of outside, Mr. Redford responded “You can imagine the irony. I’m now standing here and looking down (from his suite)—it’s pretty amazing.”
Interview source + photograph courtesy of Jack Brendlinger for ‘Robert Redford - The Biography’ by Michael Feeney Callan
Barbara Stanwyck wears this luxurious hostess gown designed by Royer for an important sequence in the 20th Century-Fox production ‘Always Goodbye’. Of silver lame the open sleeves bolero are shirred from the joke, with bolero draped open in front and cleverly crossed in back. With it she wears jewelry of antique silver and flawed emeralds.