"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Lauren Bacall

I read where she said her obituary would be all about Bogart.  Her life was bigger than that - she lived most of it without him.

She was a big name in fashion - her patronage of YSL pretty much helped make his ready to wear the  success it became, not to mention his couture.  The celebrities in the audience during fashion week make great promotion - second only to wearing the stuff.

Bacall was a success in her own right - she worked all her life.  The last film I saw was The Mirror Has Two Faces, playing Streisand's mother.  She had style.

She was unusual for Hollywood and Madison Avenue because she knew who she was.  She knew she was more than what she did for a living and the celebrity that followed.

1 comment:

  1. I liked her in the early years of her career especially when she was beside her man, Bogart. Key Largo was a favorite of mine. Talk about romance! They sure don't make them like they used to, that's for sure.

    She was a broad alright. ^^

    May she rest in peace.

    Thanks for the memories, Baby!


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