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The film about touching children's love, which grew into a deep feeling, was probably watched by millions of viewers. But hardly anyone guessed that the scriptwriter based the film on a very real story about how a boy was in love with a capricious wayward girl right from childhood to the last day. True, the ending of the picture leaves the audience the right to come up with the further destinies of the main characters themselves.
Everyone who has seen this film remembers that it begins with how Seryozha, who saw Klava at the age of four, falls in love with her once and for all. And after, no matter what was happening around, he continued to love her. Only Klava doesn't need his feelings, gifts and sacrifices. But from the fatal step into the abyss, Seryozha is saved by a completely different girl, just as in love with him as he is with Klava.
This is exactly the story that happened in the life of the author of the script for the film "I ask you to blame Klava K. for my death." Mikhail Lvovsky. First, he wrote a story about it, and then finalized it, turning it into a script. Once, as a child, he fell in love with Valentina Arkhangelskaya, the younger sister of the composer and conductor Rostislav Dmitrievich Arkhangelsky.
He tirelessly took care of her, protected her from all troubles, gave gifts, pleased with surprises and prevented her slightest desires. Like Seryozha Klava, Mikhail Lvovsky gave all of himself to Valentina Arkhangelskaya. He helped her prepare for admission to the Vakhtangov School, although he himself entered the Literary Institute.
In 1941, Valentina Arkhangelskaya, together with the theater, was evacuated to Central Asia, where she met Alexander Ginzburg, a poet, playwright and performer who became famous under the pseudonym Galich. They played together in the play "A guy from our city" and fell in love with each other at first sight. All attempts by Mikhail Lvovsky to return Valentina's attention and win her heart did not lead to anything. She sincerely fell in love with Galich, later became his wife and gave birth to his daughter Alena.
Mikhail's heart was broken forever, and after Valentina entered into marriage with a man whom she fell in love with, he regarded her act as a betrayal. And he never talked to the girl he loved again.
The unthinkable fate of Valentina Arkhangelskaya
Those who were familiar with Valentina could easily recognize her in the heroine of the film "I ask you to blame Klava K. for my death." She was impulsive and capricious, spoiled by male attention and a little erratic. However, this did not spoil her at all and did not detract from her other virtues. Undoubtedly, she was a talented actress, but the power of her feminine charm simply knocked the men out.
And Valentina Arkhangelskaya was also very proud. When she found out about Galich's betrayal, she immediately filed for divorce, not intending to listen to the excuses of the person who acted so treacherously with her feelings. The husband asked for forgiveness, tried to somehow make amends, but Valentina was adamant. Many years later, in 1977, she will remember her crazy love for Galich and will cry bitterly when she learns that he is gone. But since the divorce was formalized, she has never seen a person who, as Klava will say in the film: "… He gave me me, you know?"
Valentina Arkhangelskaya nevertheless found her female happiness in the person of actor Yuri Averin. He was condescending to the whims of his wife, was patient and laconic, without a shadow of displeasure listened to Valentina Dmitrievna's long monologues and understood her from a half-glance. They played together at the Irkutsk Theater, later moved to Bryansk, from there to Moscow, where they later served at the Maly Theater. The couple lived together for many years, until the death of Yuri Averin in 1990. Valentina Arkhangelskaya survived her husband by 9 years.
Mikhail Lvovsky, after suffering disappointment, plunged into creativity. He graduated from the Literary Institute in 1952, a year later he began publishing, wrote many poems and songs. Even in his youth, he dedicated the famous "The Tikhoretskaya train will go" to Valentina Arkhangelskaya, but after she went to Alexander Galich, he withdrew his dedication.
Mikhail Grigorievich was married twice, lived for many years with Elena Konstantinovna Makhlakh, editor of the Detgiz publishing house. But shortly before his death in 1994, he confessed to the daughter of Valentina Arkhangelskaya Alyona that he loved only one woman all his life - her mother, whom he gave all of himself.
Alexander Galich, to whom Valentina Arkhangelskaya left, was an unusually multifaceted person: a successful playwright, based on the scripts of which highly ideological Soviet films were shot and plays, a talented bard and poet who suddenly became uncomfortable and incomprehensible, a forced emigrant who achieved success abroad. But did he manage to find his happiness?