“I’ve followed my own star. I’m crazy enough to believe in taking chances in every way, in making choices and gambling with your life. That’s the kind of gambling I believe in.” – Lauren Bacall
Source: Dotson Rader (1997)
“I used to tremble from nerves so badly that the only way I could hold my head steady was to lower my chin practically to my chest and look up at Bogie. That was the beginning of ‘The Look.’” –Lauren Bacall
“Bogie is fanatically independent, yet he can’t stand being alone.” — Lauren Bacall
Source: Bob Thomas (1957)
Photo: To Have and Have Not (1944)
Artist: Dal Holcomb Year: possibly late 1940s. Gouache on board. 20.5″ x 14.”
Holcomb was a popular magazine illustrator in the 1930s and 1940s.
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall at the Hotel del Coronado in 1948.
With Marilyn Monroe in 1953.
“At least I haven’t started posing next to valentines and Christmas trees.” — Lauren Bacall in 1956
Source: Bob Thomas (1956)
“Stardom isn’t a profession, it’s an accident.” – Lauren Bacall
“I’m not a social butterfly. I’m not someone who just wants to aimlessly travel or aimlessly do anything. I have to have a point of view. I have to have a place of my own.” — Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall at the swimming pool of the Beverly Hills Hotel in 1957.