Tag Archives: Lauren Bacall

Year in Review

I may write some magnum opus in the next two days, you never know, but here are links to some of the things I’ve written in 2014, here and elsewhere. I have worked hard to keep my site an eclectic … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Lauren Bacall

This was the magazine cover that started it all. Howard Hawks was looking for a protege, a girl he could mold into his perfect woman who could play in those fabulous macho movies he made. His wife, “Slim” Hawks, saw … Continue reading

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On Lauren Bacall

A fascinating analysis of Lauren Bacall’s walk by Joe McElhaney. I have spent a lot of time thinking about Lauren Bacall, studying Lauren Bacall. McElhaney’s piece is a goldmine. Here is just one insightful observation: Bacall’s importance as a film … Continue reading

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The Books: Utopia Parkway: The Life And Work Of Joseph Cornell, by Deborah Solomon

Daily Book Excerpt: Biography Next biography on this shelf is Utopia Parkway: The Life and Work of Joseph Cornell (ArtWorks), by Deborah Solomon They made their way past several more curricula vitae holding cocktails, as well as a number of … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to Lauren Bacall

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Happy Place: Bogie and Bacall

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The Books: “The Making of the African Queen: Or How I Went to Africa With Bogart, Bacall and Huston and Almost Lost My Mind” (Katharine Hepburn)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: The Making of the African Queen: Or How I Went to Africa With Bogart, Bacall and Huston and Almost Lost My Mind, by Katharine Hepburn This isn’t strictly a biography and really should be catalogued … Continue reading

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To Have and Have Not: Atmosphere

This is a continuation of my post about Only Angels Have Wings and the rich atmosphere set up in the first 10 minutes. Now in To Have and Have Not, another Hawks movie, we’re in Martinique. The hotel, the bars, … Continue reading

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The Books: “By Myself and Then Some” (Lauren Bacall)

NextDaily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: By Myself and Then Some, by Lauren Bacall This is an expanded and updated version of Lauren Bacall’s first autobiography By Myself (excerpt here). We’ve got more photos (some really great ones), more anecdotes, more … Continue reading

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The Books: “Now” (Lauren Bacall)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: Now, by Lauren Bacall Published in 1994, Now is the second of Lauren Bacall’s three autobiographies. By Myself (excerpt here) was published in 1978, and Now came out in 1994. For the most part, it … Continue reading

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