Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Lauren Bacall (1924-2014)


This seems like another order of magnitude from yesterday's news. From Howard Hawks to Lars Von Trier -- put it that way and has anyone had such a career? As Bogart's consort, Bacall has been a legendary figure almost from her start in movies, seventy years ago. Arguably from the instant she appeared in To Have and Have Not she was the coolest woman on film. Her passing leaves us closer to the end of our live ties to Hollywood's classic era. She probably was the most iconic survivor of those days until now. Her filmography isn't huge or deep, but for a while you could believe that everyone knew her, and anyone who saw her and heard her will remember her. And for the hell of it, I suppose, she did a voice for Family Guy this year, so people who don't know her have heard her. Give a whistle in her honor if you know how.

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