Artist in spotlight: Lauren Bacall

In tribute to a fantastic lady…

A Crowded Bookshelf

Lauren Bacall - YankArmyWeeklyLauren Bacall is one of the most complicated screen goddesses: she’s gorgeous, with a smoldering screen presence, yet isn’t the most natural actresses on the silver screen; however, when given a good script and a strong director, she can be very appealing, even superb – especially when she’s cast in a comedic role.

Lauren Bacall in To Have and Have Not Trailer 2At her early peak in the 1940s, she was paired with her husband Humphrey Bogart in four classic films: To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Key Largo, and Dark Passage. Their marriage was legendary, and the two shared a fantastic on-screen chemistry. Because Bogart’s career was so much brighter than her’s, Bacall stepped aside to raise his children, making the occasional film – none that taxed her talents.

Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall in How to Marry a Millionaire trailer L-R Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall from ‘How to Marry a Millionaire’ After Bogart’s early death, Bacall’s film career was left in…

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