Penny Courson: They really fell in love at first sight. Jim had a little bag packed, by the side of the stage. He was waiting and hoping she’d come back. And one night, she came back, and that was the beginning of the love story.
Paul Rothchild: With her, he could just be Jim. He could have smelly feet and be a human being and she accepted it.
Bill Siddons: Pamela said something to me in Paris that never left me. She said, “There were a lot of people who pretended to be close to Jim, but I was the only one who had the nerve to stand up to him. She loved him to death, but she was not willing to be abused. Pamela just went, "Fuck you, buddy! You’d better do this!” She didn’t take any shit from him. So inevitably he went back to her, because he knew that she was willing to lose him.
Ray: Pamela and Jim are going to go down in the history books as great lovers, and people are going to be writing plays about them. It’s Romeo and Juliet, it’s Heloise and Abelard. It’s Jim and Pam.
44 years ago today, James Douglas Morrison died in his apartment while in Paris. Here is a picture of him with his long-time partner Pam Courson, shot in Paris. Probably one of the last few photos of him ever