In 1945 after the fall of Nazi Germany, Capa was staying at the Hotel Ritz on Place Vendôme where he met Hollywood actress, Ingrid Bergman. Bergman was travelling around Europe to see the devastation caused by the war, and entertaining the troops.
When they met, Bergman was still married to Petter Lindström who she had a baby with. Capa asked Bergman for dinner, and soon after they started to have an affair.
Bergman is having Christmas dinner with servicemen, Alaska 1942-44
Robert Capa 1949
In 1946, Bergman asked Capa to come to Hollywood with her, and he did. While Capa was in Hollywood, he visited her at a studio where she was filming, Alfred Hitchcock's 'Notorious'. Capa had shot some still photos for the film which he was given no credit for when they were published.
Hitchcock later made a film with James Stewart and Grace Kelly in 1954, called 'Rear Window', loosely based on Capa and Bergman.
Bergman wanted to marry Capa and also tried to convince him to quit his job to work in Hollywood. Capa knew that he wouldn't fit in, and told Bergman that he can't have a wife and kids because of his duties of work. Their affair ended when Capa left Hollywood for an assignment in Turkey.
'Arch of Triumph' 1946 photographed by Capa
'Notorious' 1946 photographed by Capa
Robert Capa 1945
Robert Capa is on the back of a jeep with a camera in front of his face,
during Paris liberation 1945
The liberation of Paris 1944
All photos by Capa
Ingrid Bergman & Robert Capa