How Lyubov Orlova left from Grigory Alexandrov

How Lyubov Orlova left from Grigory Alexandrov

Lyubov Orlova

“In the house of Orlova and Alexandrov were many interesting gifts. For example, from Pablo Picasso. Lyuba perceived only classical art, Cubism and other experiments were alien to her. So the rug of the work of Picasso, which Grigory Vasilyevich was very proud of, found a place in the country house, by the fireplace. And Lyuba, on occasion, imperceptibly kicked this rug, saying: “I suffer only for the sake of Grisha,” says the niece of actress Nonna Golikov.

I was not yet in the world, but I know that our family did not immediately receive Grigory Alexandrov, whom Lyubov Orlova, my great-aunt, married in 1934. Too much of our loved Andrei Berzin, Lyubochka’s first husband. He was arrested in 1930 in a case where the famous economist Alexander Chayanov passed (Berzin worked as deputy head of the administrative and financial department of the People’s Commissariat of Agriculture). And Andrew from prison immediately filed for divorce, to protect Lyubochka from the fate of the prisoner’s wife. Unfortunately, the creators of the series “Lubov Orlova” presented him as some kind of worthless person, for whom Lyuba came out allegedly according to calculation. This is an absolute lie.

By the way, Berzin was very handsome. I saw him only once, but I remembered it for life. This was after the war, when Andrei Gasparovich was released from prison, terminally ill. He was a Latvian, his sister lived in the Baltic States, and he went to her to die … And now Berzin decided to visit my mother, Lubin’s niece. In my memory, it remains as a freeze-frame: in front of me and my mother is a spectacular, slender gray-haired man, in military uniform, in a sword belt, but without insignia, and holds a doll in his hands. It seems that something has shifted in the mind. He was put in when my mother was still a girl, so she stayed in his memory, that’s why he brought her a doll, which I got …

But eventually all recognized and Grigory Vasilyevich. Even my great-grandmother, Lyubochka’s mother – Evgenia Nikolaevna, is a woman of steep morals. The great-grandmother came from a famous noble family, she, after all, was born Sukhotin. For the representatives of the Sukhotin family, the daughter and granddaughter of Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy married – this is such a double relationship. Almost incredible, but now I live in an apartment, the windows of which overlook the Moscow estate of Leo Tolstoy. My great-grandmother married a representative of the Orlovs. My great-grandfather played beautifully on the piano, sang luxuriously, was incredibly beautiful …

The gambler, the reveler, he was mortally afraid of his tiny wife Eugenia Nikolaevna. Everyone was afraid of her. I do not remember now why, but when I was about five, I threw a plate on my great-grandmother. This happened during a general feast on the grandmother’s veranda in Vnukovo in front of the whole family. After my trick, a dead pause hung, all were quiet with horror, waiting for some terrible execution for me. A tense silence was suddenly interrupted by the absolutely imperturbable prababkin voice: “Our breed.” With what a relief everyone exhaled! Read more “

How Lyubov Orlova left from Grigory AlexandrovLove Orlova with Rina Zelena

Most of all, from the temper of Evgenia Nikolaevna Lyuba suffered, because she lived with her mother for many years. More precisely, Eugenia Nikolayevna spent the winter in Moscow with Anya and Grisha, and for the summer she moved to her dacha in Vnukovo to her older daughter – Nonna, my grandmother (and grandmother, and mother, and me, we are all Nona. confused, the home called me Mashenka). Sometimes, tired of her mother, Lyuba and Grisha said that they were going on tour, and they themselves rented a room in the hotel “Moscow”.

But I almost do not know about Grigory Vasilyevich’s parents. None of us saw them, and Alexandrov did not remember them. Probably, because in the Soviet times to have rich parents in the “accursed past” was harmful. And he’s from a wealthy family. Among other things, Grigory Vasilievich’s father owned one of the best restaurants in Yekaterinburg before the revolution. Little Grisha was engaged in governesses, he was taught languages, music … In 1917, Grisha was only 14 years old, what happened to his parents, I do not know. He said that he was practically brought up by his second cousin – Iraida Alexeyevna Biryukova. A lonely woman, very sweet, she later lived in the house of Alexandrov and Orlova. What was surprising – because Lyuba in her house never left anyone to live. An exception was made only for me with my brother and our mother, we lived there during the holidays. But for the son of Grigory Vasilyevich from his first marriage – Vasya (who is also Douglas) the door to the house was closed forever after, once in the absence of his father and Lyubov Petrovna, he arranged a party there.

After the death of Iraida Alekseyevna, I got hold of her diary. I learned from it that Iraida from Anyone could not stand each other. But even to me, who spent so much time in their house, it was invisible, the upbringing did not allow them both to show antipathy. I remember only that Iraida Alexeyevna was very proud that she had once worked with Krupskaya herself, and liked to remember it at the table. Grigory Vasilievich smiled condescendingly at these stories, and Lyuba raised her brow and fell silent.

Iraida Alexeyevna was responsible for dinner at the dacha. The food was prepared by a cook in Moscow, then all of this was brought in a special vessel in Vnukovo by the driver. Iraida Alexeyevna warmed up and set the table. It was a torture for me to eat – some eternal steam cutlets, everything is very fresh. Diet at Lyubochka was cruel, but not out of a desire to lose weight. The case in the pancreas, problems with which Lyuba began in his youth. Unlike me, Grigory Vasilyevich endured this menu without resentment, he was ready to make sacrifices for the sake of his beloved wife. They adored each other, while all their lives were on “you”. I do not remember that Luba even kissed her Grisha in public. Although their mutual care, these short daily notes, by which they exchanged, were imbued with love and affection. It was just that they did not make a show of feelings. Despite all the external femininity, tenderness and lightness, Lyubov Petrovna was quite a closed, taciturn and restrained person. Read more “

How Lyubov Orlova left from Grigory AlexandrovLyubov Orlova

When people ask me: “Who is the standard of a strong male character for you?” – I always say: “Orlov’s Love”. Absolutely everyone who knew her had a feeling that there was a certain distance between you and her. Lyuba never raised her voice. I remember how reserved and calm she gave me a breakdown, when I showed frivolity. For example, there was such a case. Our dachas in Vnukovo were located side by side, and I often joined Lyuba, or Grigory Vasilievich, or both of them, when they were traveling from Moscow to the dacha or back – they were in fact a permanent chauffeur. At that time Lyuba left somewhere, and I called Alexandrov: “Are you going to Vnukovo one of these days?” – “Yes. But not from home, so I’d better pick you up. ” And I turned round and completely forgot that Grigory Vasilyevich would come after me at the appointed time. He was waiting in the courtyard, and I was not even at home. And Alexandrov told Lyuba about this … God, what was – a nightmare, I flew terribly, she spoke in such a tone that the frost went on the skin: “How could you disturb Grigory Vasilyevich and so let him down? If you need something, call me next time! “Grisha was her god, she was praying for him.

There was one more case that Luba would never forgive me, but Grigory Vasilyevich did not give me away. Leaving somewhere, she asked me to stay at their house and take care of Alexandrov. A detailed instruction was prepared on how much to wake up Grigory Vasilyevich, what to feed him, and so on. On that day, he planned an early departure. I was so afraid to sleep, that I could not close my eyes all night, but fell asleep in the morning and did not hear the alarm. Woke me a soft voice Grigory Vasilyevich: “Masha, get up, breakfast on the table.” My horror had no limit … But everything turned out.

My mother was almost 18 years old (before her marriage) she lived with Lyubov Petrovna. Mom’s parents, that is, Orlova’s elder sister and her husband, went all over the country – my grandfather was a builder. And who usually leaves a child in such cases? Throwing grandmother. Grandmother was the same Eugenia Nikolaevna – Lyubochkin’s mother, my great-grandmother. So my first memories of Lyuba go to a distant childhood. We lived in a communal apartment, and my mother took us to Lyuba to wash, and after a bath to the street you would not go, so we slept there. Lyuba lived then in the most famous house on Nemirovich-Danchenko Street (now Glinischevsky Lane – Ed.), Where the entire elite of the Moscow Art Theater gathered, and in general many prominent cultural figures. Luxurious house with high ceilings and spacious rooms. Then in general, no one had any concierges, but here he was. The basement is trimmed with black marble, the staircase in the front – also marble, in the house there was an elevator. I still remember the sound of this elevator, I heard it, falling asleep after a bath. Then Orlova and Alexandrov moved to Bolshaya Bronnaya in a modern house with low ceilings, I still do not understand why. Read more “

How Lyubov Orlova left from Grigory Alexandrov

Lyubov Orlova with Pyotr Veliyaminov

Grisha and Lyuba paid special attention to their dwelling. Grigory Vasilievich was a unique dreamer. It was said that he knows how to beat out incredible state money for scenery for his films. But this is a myth invented by envious people. Alexandrov could make any luxury out of a stick with gauze for three kopecks. This concerned the arrangement of the house. For example, they had in Moscow apartment, as I thought, everything was trimmed with oak panels. But one day Grigory Vasilyevich, knocking on the wall, asked me: “What do you think this tree is?” – “Probably a stained oak?” Aleksandrov grinned: “This is the cheapest linoleum.” Unique from the point of view of engineering, architecture and arrangement of the dacha was also made according to Grishin sketches, everything, including exclusive furniture, was made in the workshops of Mosfilm. And Lyubov Petrovna with her own hands decorated everything – from furniture to curtains.

Aleksandrov brought out some strange things from all the trips. He loved all unusual household appliances. We did not have anything of the kind then. And the first TV, and the first refrigerator, we saw, of course, with Grisha with Anyone. I also remember some interesting bottles, when you poured out of them, music played. There was a fountain pen with a flashlight, specially for working in the dark, a flashlight flashed as soon as the pen was starting to write. There were many interesting gifts in the house. For example, from Pablo Picasso. Orlova only perceived classical art, abstract art and other experiments were alien to her. So the rug of the work of Picasso, which Grigory Vasilyevich was very proud of, found a place in the country house, by the fireplace. And Lyuba, on occasion, imperceptibly kicked this rug, saying: “I suffer only for the sake of Grisha.” But the rug in comparison with other gifts of the famous artist was very good. They had two more works of Picasso: dishes of black ceramics, on one – a green skeleton of decaying fish, and the second was called “Hell”: on a black background – a red comma, two green dots and a vertical gray-white strip. Luba did not like these dishes, of course, but they were in a prominent place. Picasso after all! I fully shared her perplexity.

The most favorite and blissful hours for me were those when Lyubochka and I were going to “sort out the waste”, as she called it. The closet was opened, all the contents were scraped off a heap on the floor, and Lyuba sorted things: “So, I myself still vilify, and this is for you, and this too is for you, and this is for me!” In my youth, Lyubochka and I had the same size is the 44th. I’m really taller than her, but Orlova always wore skirts almost to the ankle, and I preferred a mini, so they suited me. And from abroad, Luba brought some things specially for me. Once I brought from Paris stunning long clips – agate in silver. My ears are not pierced, so I did not wear earrings, and beautiful clips are a rarity, especially long, because the locks do not withstand gravity. But for some reason the French locks stood! Read more “

How Lyubov Orlova left from Grigory AlexandrovLubov Orlova with Sergei Stolyarov and Jim Patterson

Lyuba was very serious about her appearance and thought about everything to the last detail. She preferred shoes from blue suede and always on very high heels. Lyuba did herself a hairstyle for every day, I remember her well in hair curlers. When she was older, she ordered two wigs for herself. One is light, the other is darker. But her hair was always good. Both my grandmother and Lyuba had very thick and stiff hairs-such are the case with strong-willed people. Orlov’s make-up also did herself. Mascara preferred the domestic, “Leningrad”, and, like everything, spit on it, before applying on the eyelashes. A lipstick and powder brought to myself from abroad. She used the spirits “Sha Noir”, now they are not produced anymore. For some reason, Lyuba always took up her make-up in the car, although in the bedroom she had three huge mirrors, maybe she was just wasting time … Lyuba always sat in front, and Grigory Vasilyevich and I from behind. As soon as the car started to move, a small mirror came out of the bag and the process began. And only when cosmetics returned to the purse and clicked lock, with Anyone could talk.

Lyubochka did everything to my grandmother, and for her – my beloved sister, lived next to her. She obtained a plot for Nonna Petrovna in the same place, in Vnukovo, a half-hectare of land. Our traditional dacha entertainment was a game of croquet – this habit has remained with the Orlovs since the pre-revolutionary times. Lyubov Petrovna obtained permission for us to get a cow and paid for the purchase herself. The fact is that my grandmother had a terrible asthma, I remember these attacks, each of which could be the last. Luba brought medicines from around the world, but nothing helped until one old professor said: “Get a cow, milk it yourself, clean the barn and breathe this air.” And my father – a front-line soldier at the General Staff in the rank of colonel – extracted for the cow for the winter hay from the military subsidiary farms. We all adored this cow, called her daughter. Grandmother took all the care of her and six months later she recovered.

But Luba lived German shepherds – the fashion for them went after the war. Grigory Vasilievich traveled all over Europe and decided to give Luba a puppy, the most thoroughbred – from the personal kennel of Goering. The sheepdog was named Carmen, then she had a daughter – Cora. The dogs on their dacha had expanse, the site is large, with a hectare area, and all covered with a mixed forest. There were no deaf fences in Vnukovo then – it was forbidden by the charter of the dacha cooperative, only a “transparent” low fence from the fence was allowed. So the species in Vnukovo were beautiful. And from whom to hide? Theft did not flourish. True, there was a very tense period after the war, when a gang of bandits robbed houses in Vnukovo … But the leader of this gang turned out to be the lover of the grandmother’s housekeeper, so no one ever touched Lyubin at home. Near the dacha was a ravine, deep, large, long and very picturesque, in late May – early June it all became blue from forget-me-nots. Through this ravine we always passed, when we walked with Anyone and with Carmen on Vnukovo. Then through the field they walked to the orphanage, before the revolution it was the estate of the famous confectioner Abrikosov. When we reached this place, children poured out, recognized their favorite actress, and she arranged for them a whole play: “Carmen, sit down, give a paw, tell the children” hello “!” The dog barked, everyone was delighted. On the way back Luba necessarily collected wild flowers, and then for a long time composed bouquets of them. Once I got a terrible hit from her, because I brought flowers and slipped them casually into the vase. Lyuba broke out: “How can you treat flowers like that?” Each element in the bouquet should be visible, and at the same time it is necessary that it be combined with the neighboring ones. ” By the way, even in times when flowers were not available in the USSR, Orlova after the performances gave the spectators bouquets, and among them one, always the most refined, was necessarily from the loving Grisha. If Grigory Vasilyevich could not attend, the driver brought the bouquet.

How Lyubov Orlova left from Grigory AlexandrovLove Orlova with Elina Bystritskaya

At the beginning of their joint life, the getter in the family was Aleksandrov. But at the end of the day, it was Luba who began to make money. Grisha did not take anything too long … I remember that my grandmother was indignant, she thought that Grisha was sitting at Lyuba’s neck. But people of art do not always have a job, such a specificity. And here, since 1950, Grigory Vasilyevich turned into a public figure, he really had no time to shoot. And so Lyuba – with the chauffeur, the cook and the wardrobe – flew and traveled all over the country with concerts. Good everywhere she was thirsted to see and hear. But all the same, one day came a time when Luba even had to sell earrings of incredible beauty, with large sapphires in the form of beans and interspersed in them with diamond small “stars”. In the end, bursting and loving patience. One day she came to our Moscow apartment with a suitcase … She said: “Nonnochka, I’ll stay with you forever, until Grisha writes a script for the new film.” Within ten minutes, when the phone rang, the velvet voice of Grigory Vasilyevich asked: “Do you have a liking?” She refused to approach the phone. Ten minutes later Alexandrov called again: “Tell Lyubochka that I have already written three pages.” “Let him write at least ten more,” Orlova said through me. When the ten pages were written, Lyubochka agreed to pick up the phone, and my mother and I heard from her only three “yes”: first – alert, then – interrogative and last – joyful! Lyubochka immediately dressed and flew to her “prince”.

Orlova herself was engaged in social activities, she solved the problems of people. Happened and very incredible stories. Once Orlova received a letter from a resident of a provincial town. In the war, her two sons and husband were killed. Before leaving for the front, all three were planted on poplars, since then the trees have grown and become living monuments to the deceased. And then the local authorities decided to expand the road, for this it was necessary to cut down trees … Lyubov Petrovna went to this city and made sure that poplars are left.

Friends, of course, also often received help from her. For example, Luba saved her voice by Savva, for example. Ieya Sergeevna had a knot in bundles, and Lyuba caught it by ear, although she herself did not suspect anything. And Lyuba took the initiative, forced her to see a doctor, she took her to a better specialist herself. One day Elena Sergeevna Bulgakova (and fate brought me together with this amazing woman) told me that when the cultural workers were evacuated to Alma Ata during the war, she got on the same train with Orlova and Alexandrov. And Lyubov Petrovna in a sports suit and a hat with a pompon carried pies to friends and cared about Elena Elenaevna ate something at least. Because the widow of Bulgakov was already falling into hungry faints, she after her husband’s death relied on a scanty pension of 12 rubles a month – and then the efforts of Fadeev, who was very keen on Elena Sergeevna. He helped her to get on that train … Read more »

How Lyubov Orlova left from Grigory AlexandrovLyubov Orlova and Grigory Alexandrov

In June 1941, Orlov and Alexandrov were in Riga, they urgently needed to leave for Moscow, but there were not any tickets in sight. Then Orlova went to the head of the station and took out about forty tickets for all Muscovites who were near them. For Orlova there was nothing impossible, she was adored by the whole country. That’s only 20 minutes before the departure of the train Lyubochka suddenly remembered that she had seen a pretty hat with a feather and a veil near the station. No one could stop her, she rushed after this hat, under the rumbling of exploding shells and at the risk of being late for the train. And returned with the trophy! This hat has always remained in the history of the cinema, because it was she who was worn by the heroine of Faina Ranevskaya in the film “Spring”. Trying it in front of a mirror, she uttered her immortal phrase: “Beauty is a terrible force!”

Naturally, Lyuba also helped me a lot. When it was time for me to enter the institute, the law came out that you can enter universities only with a two-year work experience. So, after school go work, forget everything and then try to do something else. And I planned to study at the theater department of GITIS. So, Lyuba through the ministry has achieved, that to me have allowed to act right after school. Us, such “thieves”, the course in the end was three. And we have been the best students of this course for five years. I began my professional career as a teacher at the Pushkin Theater. And then Orlova was very offended in her native Mossovet Theater, without warning, having taken off from the single role of the last few years – in the play “Strange Mrs. Savage.” The role was given to Vera Maretskaya. Here Lyuba and began to look for a play with the prospect of playing it on the stage of another theater.

In particular, she negotiated with the director Dunaev, who at that time headed the Theater on Malaya Bronnaya. I found for her the comedy of the Romanian playwright Aurel Baranga “The Mask”. It was still necessary to find a young artist – a partner for the play. We then had a brilliant Konstantin Grigoriev at the Pushkin Theater, and I invited Lyuba to a play, to see Grigoriev. Then I ask her: “Well, did you like it?” She replies: “Yes, he is magnificent. But what kind of young actress is so young and such an inner strength !? “It was Vera Alentova, she started and now she serves in the Pushkin Theater. Orlova went behind the scenes, said Alentova very kind words … You can say, she blessed. And Lyubov Petrovna was not mistaken, Vera Alentova became a great master. And what causes great respect, it sacredly preserves the prestige and dignity of the acting profession. Read more “

Lyubov Orlova

Unfortunately, the performance “Mask” was not destined to come out. Luba fell seriously ill … I remember how my mother and I went to visit her at the hospital for the first time and decided not to warn Lyuba about her visit. We wondered if we would find her at least once in her life in her home clothes and unkempt. But Luba met us with the styling, and she was dressed adorably. In the ward she was installed a ballet machine – all her life until her last days, Lyuba began every morning with her studies at the machine. And in 73 years she did not find it necessary to give up this habit, although she already had to overcome pain … The only thing that her illness showed was an unnaturally yellowed face. I remember Lyuba immediately asked: “Nonnochka, I need to urgently change the color of the blouse. White and black emphasize yellowness, and I need to neutralize it. Bring me, please, a cream-colored blouse and another lipstick. ” Our last conversation took place over the phone. And she again had a request: “Buy, please, Grisha black socks.” She thought and cared about her husband every second, with the same thoughts she left …

Like that, walking with Anyone, I told her: “What a happy you are! You are so famous, you have known such a high measure of glory! “To which she answered me without any pathos or acting as an actor:” Do you know what really is wonderful about this? My name allows me to do a lot for others. “

How Lyubov Orlova left from Grigory Alexandrov

Lyubov Orlova

“In the house of Orlova and Alexandrov were many interesting gifts. For example, from Pablo Picasso. Lyuba perceived only classical art, Cubism and other experiments were alien to her. So the rug of the work of Picasso, which Grigory Vasilyevich was very proud of, found a place in the country house, by the fireplace. And Lyuba, on occasion, imperceptibly kicked this rug, saying: “I suffer only for the sake of Grisha,” says the niece of actress Nonna Golikov.

I was not yet in the world, but I know that our family did not immediately receive Grigory Alexandrov, whom Lyubov Orlova, my great-aunt, married in 1934. Too much of our loved Andrei Berzin, Lyubochka’s first husband. He was arrested in 1930 in a case where the famous economist Alexander Chayanov passed (Berzin worked as deputy head of the administrative and financial department of the People’s Commissariat of Agriculture). And Andrew from prison immediately filed for divorce, to protect Lyubochka from the fate of the prisoner’s wife. Unfortunately, the creators of the series “Lubov Orlova” presented him as some kind of worthless person, for whom Lyuba came out allegedly according to calculation. This is an absolute lie.

By the way, Berzin was very handsome. I saw him only once, but I remembered it for life. This was after the war, when Andrei Gasparovich was released from prison, terminally ill. He was a Latvian, his sister lived in the Baltic States, and he went to her to die … And now Berzin decided to visit my mother, Lubin’s niece. In my memory, it remains as a freeze-frame: in front of me and my mother is a spectacular, slender gray-haired man, in military uniform, in a sword belt, but without insignia, and holds a doll in his hands. It seems that something has shifted in the mind. He was put in when my mother was still a girl, so she stayed in his memory, that’s why he brought her a doll, which I got …

But eventually all recognized and Grigory Vasilyevich. Even my great-grandmother, Lyubochka’s mother – Evgenia Nikolaevna, is a woman of steep morals. The great-grandmother came from a famous noble family, she, after all, was born Sukhotin. For the representatives of the Sukhotin family, the daughter and granddaughter of Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy married – this is such a double relationship. Almost incredible, but now I live in an apartment, the windows of which overlook the Moscow estate of Leo Tolstoy. My great-grandmother married a representative of the Orlovs. My great-grandfather played beautifully on the piano, sang luxuriously, was incredibly beautiful …

The gambler, the reveler, he was mortally afraid of his tiny wife Eugenia Nikolaevna. Everyone was afraid of her. I do not remember now why, but when I was about five, I threw a plate on my great-grandmother. This happened during a general feast on the grandmother’s veranda in Vnukovo in front of the whole family. After my trick, a dead pause hung, all were quiet with horror, waiting for some terrible execution for me. A tense silence was suddenly interrupted by the absolutely imperturbable prababkin voice: “Our breed.” With what a relief everyone exhaled! Read more “

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