Marilyn Monroe with Lauren Bacall and Betty Grable on the set of How To Marry A Millionaire, 1953.
“He was beautiful-all six pounds, six ounces, twenty inches of him. Bogie was waiting for me when I was wheeled from the recovery room to my own room. So relieved to see me smiling at him, talking to him. I was still gaga grom the anestesia, but I knew my man when he looked at me with tears in his eyes and said ‘Hello, Baby.’ It was the fullest, most complete moment my life has known.”
—Lauren Bacall reflecting back to Stephen Humphrey’s birth.
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in Pasadena, California, four days after their wedding. On her wrist Bacall is wearing a present form Bogie – a memento of her famous challenge from To Have and Have Not: ‘You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and … blow.’
Generally women are better than men, they have more character. I prefer men for some things, obviously, but women have a greater sense of honor and are more willing to take a chance with their lives.
A spontaneous ballet dance of Lauren Bacall and her daughter Leslie Bogart captured by Bob Willoughby, 1958.