Bogie and Bacall


… a publicity still from To Have and Have Not, the picture where they fell in love.

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8 Responses to Bogie and Bacall

  1. Dan says:

    Very nice. Only Bogie could carry off that extraordinarily dorky hat.

  2. red says:

    hahahaha You’re right. His whole outfit is dorky in that movie.

  3. Betsy says:

    my goodness she is beautiful…

  4. mitchell says:

    while not a great movie..The Mirror Has Two faces..contains a brilliantly written and acted scene in which Lauren Bacall as Streisand’s mother recalls what it was like to be truly and impeccably beautiful and then to grow old…Streisand not only didnt give Bacall the script until right before filming she also filmed it late into the night when they were both exhausted and vulnerable…its really Bacall at her acting best…sharply directed and freed by a director often attacked for the unique and culture changing sense of her own beauty…really good work.

  5. red says:

    I love that scene, Mitchell. Love it. Do you know, Lauren Bacall says she has never seen the movie and that she can’t look at herself on screen? Because all she sees is the lines and the wrinkles and how she isn’t what she once was – and it takes away her courage to keep acting. I think that’s very brave. Because she HASN’T stopped acting. She may not watch her own movies, but she hasn’t let the fact that she is old stop her.

  6. mitchell says:

    i love the way she talks to Babs in that short tribute…there is a pic somehere..not sure where i saw it… of Robards/Bacall backstage at Funny Girl…kills me.

  7. Happy place

    Time for another happy place. I need one today….

  8. Nick says:

    Never seen this picture, hands down the best I’ve ever seen of them together.

    I love this picture (another example of Hawks mastery of every genre), although some of its elements are only so-so. Personally, as a total film experience I prefer another Hawks masterpiece, The Big Sleep. And sometimes Key Largo, because of its sentimental heart (and for crackerjack performances by Edward G. Robinson, Claire Trevor, and the underappreciated, under-utilized, and grossly under-remembered Thomas Gomez). But if I had to pick an example of sexual chemistry on celluloid, it would be this one—no one, before or since, has matched it.

    This is actually a topic I’m writing about at my blog, over the course of a few months. Once I get to To Have and Have Not, I hope you don’t mind if I *borrow* the picture (bring it right back, I promise)…

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