Lauren Bacall

On August 12th 2014 at age 89 legendary actress of stage and screen Lauren Bacall passed away.

Lauren Bacall started out as a fashion model in the early 1940s and even graced the cover of Vogue at the age of 17.  In 1944 she had her big break into the world of film when she was cast opposite Humphrey Bogart in the war/romance adventure To Have and Have Not.  During her screen test for the film Bacall became so nervous she pressed her chin to her chest to keep it from quivering and lifted her eyes upward at the camera.  This seductive pose became known as “The Look” and was her signature expression.  In 1945 the power duo of Bacall and Bogart tied the knot and went on to star in many more movies together.  In 1953 Bacall shared the silver screen with legends Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe in the classic golddigger film How to Marry a Millionaire.  Bacall’s career spanned several decades and she was actively working in film and television right up until she passed away from a stroke earlier this month.

Femme fatale forever she will be.  That look, that smokey voice and the attitude she exuded lives on forever in her photos and film work.

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Darlene Hammond

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