In Memoriam: Lauren Bacall
September 16, 1924 - August 12, 2014
"Legends are all to do with the past and nothing to do with the present."
R.I.P. Lauren Bacall (1924 - 2014)
"Hollywood lost one of its last lions yesterday, as the legendary Lauren Bacall died at 89. She had a long and storied career, performing on film, radio, stage, and television, but America first knew her as the whisky-voiced marvel who taught Humphrey Bogart how to whistle. Bacall and Bogart were just one of the many Hollywood couples whose onscreen relationship became an off-screen one; let’s take a look at their famous pairing, and those of a few more great movie couples who kept their chemistry going off the set."
—Lauren Bacall (via insanity-and-vanity)
Lauren Bacall (1944, photo by Bert Six)
R.I.P. Lauren Bacall
I think we all can agree, that if every single one of us tries to be a bit like Betty Bacall, be as strong as she was, we all will be better people. Her strength should be an inspiration to every girl/ woman.
Meanwhile in celebrity heaven…
“When you’re dealing with nonprofessional writers, you have to give them a tremendous amount of encouragement simply to convince them that they can write at all. Lauren Bacall is a perfect example. I knew she could write her own book, and I knew that she would never be satisfied if she had a ghostwriter, but she didn’t know how to do it, so finally we set up a system. She would come into the office every day and write in longhand on yellow pads, and every night little elves would type up what she had written during the day. She kept saying, Is it all right? and I would say, Yes, yes, it’s fine. You write it, I’ll edit it. And it was fine. Of course, it needed standard editorial work, but it was her book, it came right out of her. Betty Bacall is a bright Jewish girl from New York—she wasn’t going to write a bad book.” —Robert Gottlieb on working with Lauren Bacall on her book, By Myself.
Pictured: Bacall attends party to launch By Myself at the Palace Theater in New York City on Monday, June 8, 1979. At left is Henry Kissinger and at right is actor Henry Fonda. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)