pocketparket said: Hello! I've read a lot about Peter Lorre, and I've determined that he was pretty much the sweetest guy on the planet. Does it say in his bio somewhere why all his wives left him then?? Or was it the other way around?
Well, it sort of shines a little light on his marriages in the Youngkin book (link here, I recommend it if you haven’t read it). I mean, he wanted Celia and Karen to drop their acting careers and basically be housewives once they got married to him so that’s kind of a dick move. I think he probably had some old-fashioned views. Also, he definitely cheated on at least Karen (I don’t remember but I think Youngkin alluded to how neither of them were faithful, not that it makes it ‘okay’) and this wasn’t any open relationship thing. So. Also they like lived on a farm and shit and I don’t think she was into, you know, homesteading. Cleaning up St Bernard shit.
As for Annemarie like, I don’t even know. Nobody has good things to say about her, even Peter, idk what was happening with that but at least Catherine was a total cutiepie
As for who left who, who knows. Peter Lorre is great but I think he just had issues, I mean you have to remember he had addiction problems (throughout allll of his marriages) which I’m sure didn’t help to foster a no-stress relationship. Especially since back in the day people didn’t know what the hell they were doing with curing addictions. iirc Peter almost died a few times because of old school ~treatments~.
Anyway, if it makes it any better, he stayed close friends with his wives after they were divorced. He saw Celia basically every day forever. So maybe Peter is better to just like, hang out with, not marry, LOL.
Peter Lorre from Mad Love (1935)
HOLY MOLY the BFI are doing a Peter Lorre season *falls over* *lies on the floor weeping about not living in London* *gets up to book some tickets* *falls over again*
Peter chillin’ on the beach, c. 1943
You’re right! Thanks for the insight. I even found this illustration on his wikipedia page here.
(hope this helps, anon?)