I always thought she was pretending to pull him out of the water in this shot - which,by the way, is one of my favorite shots of them.
I have a picture much like that..... of me yanking up a Florida gator by a rope.... shot in our back yard that borders the causeway. Same ambiance to it.....chuckle chuckle
Also, I want those pants. too cute.
They always looked like they had so much fun together. Ironic considering the rumors that they never actually married. Maybe that's why they got along so well together - they were just good friends :)
I do love the spirit of their photos together--Charlie often seems to be smiling appreciatively at Paulette or just generally enjoying being with her. It's too bad it didn't work out, but in some ways, it's amazing it worked out as long as it did. Paulette doesn't seem to be the type to have coddled and babied Charlie the way Oona did. But oh, do they appear to have had fun!
I think Paulette was the woman who would kick Charlie in the rear when he was done but then give his shit back to him when he was being an ass. I think they were really good friends who tried to date and realized it just wasn't happening. Personally I love photos of the two of them because (usually) Paulette is always smiling. Sometimes I think Charlie missed her when the broke up. In the photos of the two of them right before he meets Oona he seems so happy to see her and then seems so down trodden when he is no longer the focus of her attention.