Pier Angeli photographed by James Dean, 1954.
We used to go together to the California coast and stay there secretly in a cottage on a beach far away from all prying eyes.
We’d spend much of our time on the beach, sitting there or fooling around, just like college kids. We would talk about ourselves and our problems, about the movies and acting, about life and life after death.
Sometimes we would just go for a walk along the beach, not actually speaking, but communicating our love silently to each other.
We had complete understanding of each other.
We were like Romeo and Juliet, together and inseparable. Sometimes on the beach we loved each other so much we just wanted to walk together into the sea holding hands because we knew then that we would always be together.
It wasn’t that we wanted to commit suicide. We loved our life, and it was just that we wanted to be that close to each other always.
- Pier Angeli