Carinthia West – Shelley Duvall, Palm Springs, California 1976


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Shelley Duvall became a close friend when I was living in Los Angeles in the early 1970s and came to stay with me in London in the early days of pre-production for “The Shining”.  I photographed her on lots of different sets including “The Shining” and “Popeye”. She invited me out to Palm Springs during the making of “3 Women”, directed by Robert Altman. She was breaking up with singer-songwriter Paul Simon at this time, so I was also a sympathetic ear between takes. As Altman liked to take things slowly, there was a lot of hanging around, so I asked Shelley to pose for me in an empty swimming pool which was being used as one of the sets. It is impossible to take a bad picture of Shelley as she has such a great bone structure.