Lauren Bacall received an honorary Oscar last weekend, 14th of november. The legendary actress accepted the honour four months before the full ceremony takes place. Upon receiving the award, she said: "I can't believe it - a man at last. The thought that when I get home I'm going to have a two-legged man in my room is so exciting."
I really admire her talent, beauty and long career. My favourite Bacall films right now are "To Have and Have Not" and "Dark Passage". One of the reasons is that in those two movies she's working with her late husband (and according to Bacall, the Love of her life) Humphrey Bogart.Bogart&Bacall
Dark Passage is one of my favourite films.
I have to read her autobiography "Lauren Bacall By Myself" again. If only i had the re-published version "By Myself and Then Some", it has an extra chapter.. She has also written another autobiography "Now" in 1994 (haven't read it).
I was so hoping to see her at the Cannes Film festival 2008 (i was there with Energia Productions to promote upcoming movie "Iron Sky"), but unfortunately i didn't see her.
Did you know, by the way, that Bacall is the only legend still among us, mentioned in a popular phrase from Madonna's 1990 hit song "Vogue" ?