Loaded HEAT Classic – Lauren Bacall

XBradTC asked me for input on Loaded HEAT this week.  Bottom line up front here.  I’m married, so there’s some ROE that I operate under.  After the risk analysis was complete, the recommended course of action was to go classic… as in someone even my Chief of Staff would agree is a classic beauty.

So I give you Lauren Bacall.   Born Betty Joan Perske, she had her big break in 1944’s “To Have and Have Not” opposite Humphrey Bogart.  She shared the screen with some of the best leading men of her day… and held her own.  That look.  That face.  That voice.

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4 responses to “Loaded HEAT Classic – Lauren Bacall

  1. I always felt she was cheated of a Best Supporting Oscar for her role as the mom in The Mirror Has Two Faces. When Mimi Rodgers clamps her hand over Bacall’s mouth and commands that she behave at the wedding, Bacall’s, “I never should have taught you to speak”, was priceless. She lost that year to Juliette Binoche, who said Bacall should have won in her stead.

    Great choice for the Monday post :)


  2. someoldguy

    When Henry Fonda’s performance in The Grapes of Wrath lost out to Jimmy Stewart for The Philadelphia Story, Stewart (a member of the Academy) began his acceptance speech with “I don’t want to sound ungrateful but I voted for Hank Fonda.”

    Fonda had to wait another forty years before finally getting an Academy Award. Even though his performance in On Golden Pond was fully Oscar worthy, one got the feeling that they only gave it to him because they knew he would not be around much longer.

    Hitchcock never got an Oscar for a film or as a director, although the Academy gave him a Thalberg,, an award for producers. Hitchcock!


  3. SFC Dunlap 173d RVN

    Fabulous choice for that HEAT round!!! How about her with “Duke” in “The Shootist”! My favorite Bacall line “…you know how to whistle, just put your lips together and blow” (or close to that).


  4. Diogenes of NJ

    She swept Bogart off of his feet. They got married shortly after that movie. They named their first born Steve (watch the movie). Just one word – class!