This is the US mirror of Russian site dedicated to Lubov Orlova, hosted by Russian Cinema directory

Lubov Orlova: Virtual Museum

Crucial Meeting

Meeting

"A Love for me is a Name and a Feeling " (Grigori Alexandrov)

The word "Lyubov" means "Love" in Russian.

The crucial meeting took place in 1933 and this fact had the decisive importance for all her future life. She met Grigori Alexandrov.

Russian filmmaker Grigori Alexandrov (January 10, 1903 – December 16, 1983) started out as an acrobat, entertaining Red Army troops during the Civil War in Russia . Alexandrov then went to work as an actor and stage manager at Proletkult Theater in Moscow , where he befriended the troupe's director, Sergei Eisenstein. When Eisenstein decided to give the movies a try, Alexandrov went along as screenwriter and general assistant. The two men collaborated on such silent masterpieces as Strike (1925) and Oktiabr (1925). In 1931, Alexandrov accompanied Eisenstein to Mexico to work on the ill-fated, never-completed Que Viva Mexico : the resultant footage didn't see light of day until Alexandrov prepared an edited version-48 years later.

Alexandrov's first solo directorial effort was the non-narrative French short subject Romance Sentimentale (1930); two years later, he completed his first feature, Internationale.

"I fell in love with Grigori Alexandrov, as a cat " (Lyubov Orlova)

Couple

«Love is a great poetry, a great pleasure, an ideal of the beauty, an ideal of the sanctity!» (Alexander Herzen, Russian writer)

His subsequent Russian films were non-dogmatic musicals and comedies, the best of which included Jazz Comedy (Jolly Fellows) (1934), Circus (1936) and Volga Volga (1938). He succeeded Eisenstein as the artistic director of Mosfilm in 1944, subsequently winning multiple awards for his Mosfilm productions Spring (1947), Meeting on the Elbe (1949) and Glinka (1952).

Grigori Alexandrov was married to popular Soviet film star Lyubov Orlova. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

http://www.mtv.com/movies/person/794/bio.jhtml

1924-1926(7) – lawful matrimony with Olga Ivanova. Their son Douglas (Vasiliy) was born in 1925 (died in 1978).

1933-1937 – common-law marriage with Lyubov Orlova.

May 28, 1937 – January 26,1975 – lawful matrimony with Lyubov Orlova.

Filmography of Grigori Alexandrov:

 

1983

Lyubov Orlova

Director, co-directed by Yelena Mikhailova

1979

Que Viva Mexico

Restoration and montage,

co-directed by Orlov, N.

1974

Starling and Lire / Skvoretz and Lira

Director, Screenwriter

1965

Lenin in Switzerland

Director, Screenwriter

1960

Russian Souvenir / Russkiy Suvenir

Director

1958

Man to Man / Chelovek Cheloveku

Director, co-directed by Aisenberg, G.

1952

The Composer Glinka / Kompozitor Glinka

Director, Screenwriter

1949

Meeting on the Elba / Vstrecha Na Elbe

Director

1947

Springtime / Vesna

Director, Screenwriter

1943

One Family / Odna Semya

Director, co-directed by Takhmasib, R.

1940

Shining Path / Svetly Put

Director

1938

Volga-Volga

Director

1936

The Circus / Tsirk

Director, Screenwriter

1934

Jolly Fellows / Jazz Comedy / Moscow Laughs / Veselye Rebyata

Director

1933

The International (Short Film)

Director

1932

Que Viva Mexico

Editor, co-directed by Sergey Eisenstein

1930

Romance Sentimentale

Director

1929

General Line / Old and New / Generalnaya Liniya

Director, Screenwriter, co-directed by Sergey Eisenstein

1927

October

Director, Screenwriterб First Assistant Director

1927

A Girl from a Distant River / Devushka S Dalekoi Reki

Screenwriter

1925

Battleship Potemkin

First Assistant Director, Actor

1924

Strike

Screenwriter, First Assistant Director

 

Brief Personal Records

1903 – Grigori Alexandrov was born in Ekaterinburg.
1919 – He came to “win Moscow ”.
1925 – 1927 – together with Sergey Eisenstein produced movies “Battleship Potemkin” and “Oktiabr”.

1929 – 1932 – period of trainee in Hollywood .
1934 – 1975 – was married to Lyubov Orlova, who played lead parts almost in all of his films.

1983 – produced his last documentary film «Lyubov Orlova.». December 16, 1983 – Died.

Alexandrov_young

Love comes suddenly...

Couple

Couple

Couple

Love Story

He called her "Charlie" and she called him "Spenser" in honour of the family's friend Charles Spenser Chaplin

Meeting

Beauty is a promise of happyness

They were the most beauty and famous couple of the USSR. They never left each other for a long time and they never disagreed.

Meeting

Love Story

They call each other by name and patronymic and they were as polite and tender with each other as possible.

Couple

Love Story

They had been being together for 42 years. When she had gone, he said: "There were 42 years of happyness".

 

Couple


l