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September 18, 2014 7:28 am September 16, 2014 2:31 pm

"I’m not tough, and I never have been. I suppose over the years I’ve built up kind of a veneer to protect myself because I have functioned on my own for a long, long time, and I have never had a lot of flunkies preceding me to clear the way."

Happy Birthday, Lauren Bacall (16th September, 1924 -  August 12th, 2014)

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2:31 pm

missavagardner:

“Soft and sleek – and looking – looking…Sloe-eyed – moving through the woods on a carpet of wet brown leaves (or anyway a carpet – the best – and long – and deep)…No sound – only a rhythmic beat…Honey dripping from her temples…Eyes unblinking – glinting green – challenging…Her texture bread-dough soft – and smooth and tawny – rising alive…He has penned in a lioness…No claws for those she loves – babies – mate – and even friends – a few…The best – the best (what the hell – they must be – they’re mine)…You are subdued by her lavish enthusiasm – lulled by the repetition of your own extraordinary virtues…You are king among mice – secure – remarkable – you have no equal…You belong to the kingdom of her children – she will protect you…But if you do not belong: look out…No zulac from the bazaar has a sharper knife – can use it without pause – direct – piercing…Love or Hate…Yes or No…Good or Bad…Victorian clarity…Soft – sun-serene surface – surface – surface – and under it – Woman.” — Katharine Hepburn

”I think Betty’s enduring appeal flows not just from her skills, but from her inner strength of character. From the moment when I first spotted that lean and lanky seventeen-year-old in the theatre in New York, I’ve been looking, as millions around the world have, at a remarkable woman. After so many years, I can’t explain our friendship, nor would I try - for a tough broad, she blushes easily. Let me just say that I celebrate our time together, I have the joy of her friendship and we all have the joy of her talent - We’re all still looking, Betty.”— Gregory Peck

“Charlie and Ann Lederer gave a party for the Shah of Iran. When the incumbent of the Peacock Throne complimented Lauren Bacall by saying, ‘You were born to dance, Miss Bacall,’ she replied with gusto, ‘You bet your ass, Shah.”— David Niven

“Lauren Bacall has cinema personality to burn. She has a javelin-like vitality, a born dancer’s eloquence of movement, a fierce female shrewdness, and a special sweet-sourness. With these faculties, plus a stone-crushing self-confidence and a trombone voice, she manages to get across the toughest girl Hollywood has dreamed of in a long, long while.” — James Agee

“I think that sometimes she doesn’t realize how much I love her and respect her and respect what she is, as a woman and as an actress and what she’s contributed to her profession and her world. And I think that she needs to know that.” — Stephen Bogart

“I think the qualities that my mother gave me include intelligence, humor, sensitivity, the ability to scrutinize people. I feel she gave me her sense of power and her sense of strength as she deals with the world around her. And her contribution to women and to women’s issues in addition to being to a loving mother. She has also, just as a woman, been a great example for me.” — Leslie Bogart

Betty Joan Perske aka Lauren Bacall / September 16, 1924 – August 12, 2014

2:31 pm
babybacalling:


"You learn from hard experience. But that’s what life is all about. Puts lines in your face. Gives you headaches. Makes you nervous. But just look at anyone you know who hasn’t gotten hurt. There’s a big void there." 

Lauren Bacall’s mixture of humanity and grit, and her determination to excel, seem so overwhelming that it is difficult to imagine it coming to an end. “My idea is that I’m going to hang around forever,” she says, “and just drive everyone bananas.”

babybacalling:

"You learn from hard experience. But that’s what life is all about. Puts lines in your face. Gives you headaches. Makes you nervous. But just look at anyone you know who hasn’t gotten hurt. There’s a big void there." 

Lauren Bacall’s mixture of humanity and grit, and her determination to excel, seem so overwhelming that it is difficult to imagine it coming to an end. “My idea is that I’m going to hang around forever,” she says, “and just drive everyone bananas.”

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2:30 pm

Paul Newman with photographer Sanford Roth’s cat, Louis XIV, 1956.

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September 15, 2014 7:14 pm 7:14 pm

laurensbacall:

Happy 90th birthday, Betty Joan Perske, a.k.a Lauren Bacall (16.09.1924) - (12.08.2014) ∞ 

“I’m not ashamed of what I am - of how I pass through this life. What I am has given me the strength to do it. At my lowest ebb I have never contemplated suicide. I value what is here too much. I have a contribution to make. I am not just take up space in this life. I can add something to the lives I touch. I don’t like everything I know about myself, and I’ll never be satisfied, but nobody’s perfect. I’m not sure where the next years will take me - what they will hold - but I’m open to suggestions.”

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2:53 pm
Is that all you care about, money and applause? And sex, for which I generally get applause.

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2:53 pm September 14, 2014 12:48 pm

memewhore:

I don’t know exactly why it’s so funny but this makes me laugh until my stomach HURTS

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