"He was too old for me, he’d had three wives, he drank, he was an actor and he was goyim," Bacall wrote in her autobiography of her prime passion. All that meant nothing to the slinky 19-year-old model who met the 44-year-old star while filming To Have and Have Not. They wed in 1945 (Bogie coolly muttered "hello, baby" at the end of the ceremony), and the two embarked on several delirious years running late with the Hollywood Rat Pack, saving time for two children. "Bogie and I were ridiculous, holding hands like teenagers….we mooned and swooned, we really loved," Bacall has said. The honeymoon ended in January 1957 when Bogart died of cancer. Wrote Bacall: "No one has written a romance better than we lived it." — People magazine
Happy Birthday Natalie Wood!
(July 20, 1938-November 29, 1981)
I adored Natalie Wood. She was incredibly generous, which not many people in our industry are. She was extremely driven and in charge of her career. Yet Natalie had a vulnerability about her. A part of her that longed to be taken care of.
Let me be your ruler, you can call me queen bee
Bettie Page photographed by Bunny Yeager, 1954
Italian poster for Some Like It Hot (1959)