ashleyxlu: Did she ever meet marilyn?

She made a movie with Marilyn, 1953 “How to Marry a Millionaire”, she was well acquainted with Marilyn and she said the following about her.

She sure registered on that screen. The minute the camera turned on her she became this incredible creature, and she was absolutely dazzling. She was-there’s no question about that. During our scenes she’d look at my forehead instead of my eyes. At the end of a take, she’d look to her coach for approval. If the headshake was no, she’d insist on another take. A scene often went to fifteen or more takes. Despite this I couldn’t dislike Marilyn. She had no meanness in her- no bitchery. She just had to concentrate on herself and the people who were there only for her… Fifty years on, we’re still watching her movies and talking about her. That’s not a dumb woman- trust me.

R.I.P Lauren Bacall

When everything happens to you when you’re so young, you’re very lucky, but by the same token, you’re never going to have that same feeling again. The first time anything happens to you - your first love, your first success - the second one is never the same.
September 16, 1924 - August 12, 2014

Lauren Bacall, 1960.


"I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that."

Betty Joan Perske aka Lauren Bacall | September 16, 1924.

Candid photo of 16 year-old Lauren Bacall, in 1940.

Lauren Bacall, promotional photos for The Big Sleep.
Director: Howard Hawks, 1946.
Lauren Bacall, 1959.
Ernest Hemingway and Lauren Bacall in Spain, circa late 1950s.