I had to repost this pic because I just found out, via watching Carrie’s interview with Abe Gurko, that it was taken the night Carrie and Paul met. “Star Wars” had won some L.A. Critics award in 1978, and so had “Annie Hall,” so Paul was there (with Shelley Duvall, his girlfriend at the time) to pick up the award for Woody Allen.
Carrie even gave a dead-on accurate description of the photo: “We’re all in a car, and Shelley is looking forward, but Paul and I are looking at the camera, like: ‘Uh-oh.’”
The caption for this photo read something like: “Singer-songwriter Paul Simon, sitting between two of the year’s top actresses: Carrie Fisher, star of ‘Star Wars,’ and Shelley Duvall, star of ‘Two Women,’ who is currently the only woman in Paul’s life.”
I’ve noticed how Paul’s wives and love interests tend to have an “ee” sound at the end of their first names. Kathy (Chitty, girlfriend). Peggy (Harper, wife #1). Shelley (Duvall, girlfriend). Carrie (Fisher, wife #2). And his current wife has an “ee” sound at the end of her first name too.