“I never had any real security in my life until I found the false security of stardom.” Robert Donat

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16 comments

  1. I worked in the same company with Renee Asherson in the late 70s. We were doing three plays in rep. Alas, I wasn’t in the one that she was in but I’ve never forgotten having a conversation with her about a robbery she’d just had in which many of the items relating to Donat had been stolen. Heartbreaking.

  2. Oh-my-god. That’s got to be one of the top 3 best pictures you’ve ever posted. He’s divine. Btw have you ever read that book, I Look Divine? You should if you haven’t, it’s a good match with your writing style.
    I’ve been looking at my own glamorous pictures of yesteryear, wondering how long I’ll last, what the future will bring- if I’ll die alone, or if I’ll have a Bernard Lafferty holding my hand whilst cutting off the oxygen and taking my watch off my wrist with his feet 🙂 I suppose I’ll just have to wait and see- and feign surprise!

  3. “I Look Divine” is now in my queue, thank you so very much.
    As to glamour, in you I think it’s innate, and If I’m allowed to hazard a guess about your future I would say; full of love, and joy, and enough sass to run circles around any Lafferty.

  4. Thank you for this and all your wonderful photographs and posts! I love how his expression, of a bit of wariness, perfectly matches the quote. And it makes you wonder, is false security, which you can see right through, better than no security at all?

    • Sister C.
      You are so welcome! That is quite the question…maybe security tempered with awareness, which is hard to attain when wrestling (and I do mean wrestling) with stardom. xox, V

  5. George Kaplan

    Apart from anything else, The Magic Box is a thoroughly charming and touching picture. Few actors are as innately likeable as Robert Donat. He’s like the anti-Marky Mark Wahlberg/Russell Crowe/James Woods! Oh, look out for a cameo by an extremely famous actor as a policeman…

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