Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, Paris, 1948. Photo: Beauvoir’s Archives.

Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, Paris, 1948. Photo: Beauvoir’s Archives.

Right to left: Simone de Beauvoir (around 8 years old), unidentified lady, her father Georges, her mother Françoise, her sister Hélène and unidentified man. Photo: Family Album.

Right to left: Simone de Beauvoir (around 8 years old), unidentified lady, her father Georges, her mother Françoise, her sister Hélène and unidentified man. Photo: Family Album.

Simone de Beauvoir by Delius Dessinateur. 

Simone de Beauvoir by Delius Dessinateur

Simone de Beauvoir, the day she was selling the banned newpaper La Cause du Peuple on the streets. Paris, 1970. Photo: Bruno Barbey.
(I love this picture, I love her wrinkles, each one of them reminds me she put her entire life and every single cell of her body into her wrintings. And we are lucky she left us all those pages.)

Simone de Beauvoir, the day she was selling the banned newpaper La Cause du Peuple on the streets. Paris, 1970. Photo: Bruno Barbey.

(I love this picture, I love her wrinkles, each one of them reminds me she put her entire life and every single cell of her body into her wrintings. And we are lucky she left us all those pages.)

"Moi je voudrais que chaque chose m’appartienne comme si je n’aimais qu’elle au monde; mais je les veux toutes; et mes mains sont vides."

— Simone de Beauvoir, Tous les hommes sont mortels

Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre.
Acording to one of the followers, it is an extract from a film by Alice Schwarzer, and the interview took place in Rome. It is the 1973 movie Simone de Beauvoir vue par Alice Schwarzer.
[Thank you for the information, sandbeauvoirlgbt.]

Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre.

Acording to one of the followers, it is an extract from a film by Alice Schwarzer, and the interview took place in Rome. It is the 1973 movie Simone de Beauvoir vue par Alice Schwarzer.

[Thank you for the information, sandbeauvoirlgbt.]

Simone de Beauvoir and Claude Lanzmann, Paris, 1982. Photographer: unknown.
(I’d give the names of the other men in the picture, but I really couldn’t find more information about who they are and what event was this. I guess  - only guess - it had something to do with Lanzmann’s documentary, Shoah (1985). The movie - more than 10 hours - is about the Holocaust and took Lanzmann 11 years of work.) 

Simone de Beauvoir and Claude Lanzmann, Paris, 1982. Photographer: unknown.

(I’d give the names of the other men in the picture, but I really couldn’t find more information about who they are and what event was this. I guess  - only guess - it had something to do with Lanzmann’s documentary, Shoah (1985). The movie - more than 10 hours - is about the Holocaust and took Lanzmann 11 years of work.) 

Simone de Beauvoir à son bureau. Paris, 1955. Photo: Gisèle Freund.

Simone de Beauvoir à son bureau. Paris, 1955. Photo: Gisèle Freund.

Simone de Beauvoir et Jean-Paul Sartre. Paris. Vers 1945. Photo: RDA.

Simone de Beauvoir et Jean-Paul Sartre. Paris. Vers 1945. Photo: RDA.

Simone de Beauvoir and her sister Hélène de Beauvoir. Date and place unknown. Photo: Elisabeth Sandmann.

Simone de Beauvoir and her sister Hélène de Beauvoir. Date and place unknown. Photo: Elisabeth Sandmann.

Jean-Paul Sartre by MAUGRE (source).

Jean-Paul Sartre by MAUGRE (source).

Simone de Beauvoir by The Griffin Passant (source).

Simone de Beauvoir by The Griffin Passant (source).

"Chacun expérimente sa propre conscience comme un absolu. Comment deux absolus seraient-ils compatibles ? C’est aussi mystérieux que la naissance ou la mort. C’est même un tel problème que toutes les philosophies s’y cassent les dents."

— Simone de Beauvoir, L’Invitée

Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre. Dakar, Senegal. April 1950. Photo: DPA.

Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre. Dakar, Senegal. April 1950. Photo: DPA.

Simone de Beauvoir, Sylvie Le Bon de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre. Piazza San Marco, Venice, April, 1976. Photo: Italian Press.

Simone de Beauvoir, Sylvie Le Bon de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre. Piazza San Marco, Venice, April, 1976. Photo: Italian Press.