Sunday, August 24, 2014
Farewell to Lauren Bacall
I think this is how most people will remember her. Her haughty, insolent beauty and gravel voice had a unique presence and authority and also exhibited a keen intelligence and fortitude that served her very well throughout her life. She enjoyed success, passionate romances and marriages, and a rather nice long life. That also makes her a very lucky lady. My favorite movie of her is still "How to Marry a Millionaire," because I think her character Schatze was in many ways similar to her own character in real life. I think she was a brainy, strong, passionate and determined beauty who commanded respect and always got what she wanted. Have a good journey Lauren. I saw you in person in Applause and you were terrific.