Tag Archives: To Have and Have Not

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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Happy Place: Bogie and Bacall

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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” (Lauren Bacall)

My “entertainment biography” bookshelf is a goldmine. I dip into it all the time. For my film reviews, for my writings on specific actors or directors. It’s a true library, and I cherish it. Almost as much as I cherish … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Howard Hawks!

He’s my favorite director. Not only has he directed some of my favorite films of all time, but you look at his run of hits in the 30s and 40s (and beyond – but that was his real heyday) – … Continue reading

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Archie Leach day: The Howard Hawks Woman

Howard Hawks directed Only Angels Have Wings in 1939, and To Have and Have Not in 1944. In between he directed His Girl Friday, Sergeant York, Ball of Fire, and Air Force. In these films, he was still working on … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Howard Hawks

“When Wayne saw Clift the first time he said, ‘Howard, think we can get anything going between that kid and myself?’ I said, ‘I think you can.’ After two scenes he said, ‘You’re right. He can hold his own, anyway, … Continue reading

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Hoagy Carmichael in To Have and Have Not

As I mentioned, I’ve been making my way through David Thomson’s massive The New Biographical Dictionary of Film: Expanded and Updated. I read a couple of entries a day. I’ve been making my way through alphabetically. Naturally, I take notes … Continue reading

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Celluloid Dreams: Movies I Would Like To Live In

In the comments section to Dan’s post on Cary Grant, I said that I wanted to live in the world of Only Angels Have Wings. Dan suggested that would be a good idea for a post: Movies you would like … Continue reading

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Lauren Bacall on Harper’s Bazaar: “The Twist of Fate That Changed My Life Forever”

Lauren Bacall was 17 years old, and modeling clothes at various department stores in New York City. This is the early 1940s, understand, so here’s the deal: The body type in style at that time was bodacious, with the bullet … Continue reading

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