Cary Grant in Night and Day (1946)
Jimmy Stewart and Ginger Rogers, 1942
"You learn to rise above a lot of bad things that happen in your life. And you have to keep going"- Lauren Bacall (1924- 2014)
Happy 90th Birthday Lauren Bacall
16th September 1924 -
12th August 2014∞
"Imagination is the highest kite one can fly. When you have nothing but dreams, that’s all you think about, all that matters, all that takes you away from humdrummery - the fact that your mother was working too hard and didn’t have enough in her own life, that your grandmother, loving though she was, wanted you to get a decent job to help your mother, that you didn’t have enough money to do anything you wanted to do even but a lousy coat for $17.96. Dreams were better - that was where my hope lay- I’d hang on to them, never let go. They were my own”
"You learn from hard experience. But that’s what life is all about. Puts lines in your face. Gives you headaches. Makes you nervous. But just look at anyone you know who hasn’t gotten hurt. There’s a big void there."
Lauren Bacall’s mixture of humanity and grit, and her determination to excel, seem so overwhelming that it is difficult to imagine it coming to an end. “My idea is that I’m going to hang around forever,” she says, “and just drive everyone bananas.”
I Love You Again (1940)
Lois doesn’t have time for this @#$! From Max Fleischer’s Superman (1941)
Fashion photo by Herman Landshoff, on the roof of Saks Fifth Avenue, New York city, 1942
Colonel James Stewart leaves Southampton on board the liner “Queen Elizabeth”, bound for home. August 1945.
Lana Turner in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)