Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Class Passes

Lauren Bacall maintained her work and career late into her long life, appearing as recently as 2012 in The Forger. Her passing today at 89 was much less unexpected than comedian Robin Williams but leaves no less a void in the ranks of moviedom's finest, albeit one of much different shape.

I sometimes imagine what would happen to a director had he or she offered one of today's rinky-dink teeny-girl roles to Bacall, who started working opposite Humphrey Bogart when she was only 19. One wonders whether she would have left enough of said director for Bogie to even glare at.

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