Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart married a year after dating, made her relationship with Bogie was “the headiest romance imaginable. Film historian Leonard Maltin noted that the Bogart-Bacall affair is obvious on the my words would be immortal—my God, what was I going to do about the me. Bogart and Bacall's relationship is at the heart of the film noir . During the filming of The Left Hand of God () he noticed his co-star Gene.
Every 10 minutes spent with Katie is a big plus in my life. Bogie was an old-fashioned man. Which is the stronger sex?
Humphrey Bogart - New World Encyclopedia
We have much more character, a greater sense of honor and conviction. If Bogart were alive, do you think you would still be married? Probably, but then my life would have been so different. I would never have gone into the theater because that would have split us up. But I suppose if I had wanted anything badly enough, he probably would have let the girl try her wings for a while. The young ones think of me as just a woman, the older men as some kind of unconquerable monument.
Frankly, anyone who is mixed up with me is damned lucky. How do you view Sinatra today? Frank did me a great favor. He saved me from the complete disaster our marriage would have been. But the truth is that he behaved like a complete shit.
Still, that was over 20 years ago. When I run into him now, we give each other a nice hello. What was the most tumultuous moment in your marriage to Jason Robards? When I invited a few friends over to celebrate his 40th birthday. Jason showed up at 2 a. Do you see each other now?
We adore each other. Something clicked in his head and he decided to kick the bottle.
Why have you been attracted to married men like Bogart and Robards? What do all these men have in common? They are all off-center people—trouble and troubled.
They all had talent, humor and were very complex. I suppose I must like all of that. No one simple ever thought I was great. Would you have a facelift? What is your next project? What makes you angry? I could never comprehend her [Mildred's] sixty-year marriage to Sam [Jaffe]. How do people stay together that long? Who gives up what? Being a product of divorce, I had never thought a relationship could last beyond five years.
The Jaffes' mutual love of family, their shared Judaism, their respect for each other, I suppose those are the things that kept them together. They had rocky times like anyone else, but they stayed together. There have to be times when one or the other wants to take off, see a new face, hae a fresh experience.
I'm sure there were such times with Sam and Mildred. But something was strong enough to keep them from doing that. They loved each other.
Lauren Bacall wrote in her autobiographical book Now, pages Every Christmas I do much the same thing: Then, as if to make up for being the only parent around, I buy endless gifts of all sizes, suround the base of the tree with them, hang stockings on the fireplace, fill them to the brim, all to give the feeling that there is more than just me, that there is a well-established family.
The reality is that I do it as much to convince myself as to convince the children. I leave out nothing. I buy special candles. I plan a large turkey dinner, with everyone's favorite dish.Lauren Bacall - Interview - Afternoon plus 4 - 1985
I take out of the cupboards special objects that I hae saved over the years that I cherish--like the Mexican tree-of-life candelabra Spencer Tracy gave me one year.
I think of Spencer often, anyway, but when I have the tree of life prominently displayed, he might almost be there.
I still keep a huge antique Bible that my other bought at auction after my marriage to Bogie--another reinforcement of family solidarity, security. It doesn't take a psychiatrist to figure out that most of these activities, these feelings, stem from having grown up with one parent, having been abandoned by the other I think I"ve been a pretty good parent, but try as I might, I can never make up for the fact that I am just that--one.
I am not a pair. I have no brother, I have no sister, I am not a family. I am not enough. But I stumbled and fumbled my way through those many years, and I still do now, trying to help my children feel there are more.
The religion of Lauren Bacall, actress
In her autobiographical book Now, Lauren Bacall mentions God frequently, but casually. Usually she seems to be invoking "God" unthinkingly or simply linguistically. Luckily, that is my one God-given gift, and I treasure it. I thanked God that I had them around me, had them to love, to look after, to share my days with, to come home to.
There is no indication that she was an active participant of any religious or spiritual group. I thanked God that I had them around me, had them to love, to lo ok after, to share my days with My mother was a lapsed Jew, and my father was a lapsed Episcopalian.
Neither of my parents had any strong belief in God, but, like many parents, they sent their children to Sunday school, out of a vague sense that religion was a good thing for a kid. We were being raised Episcopalian rather than Jewish because my mother felt that would make life easier for Leslie and me during those post-World War II years.
An anecdote from when Lauren Bacall stared on stage in Goodbye Charlie, from: Bacall, Now, page At last, my entrance. All went well, as all but the end of the play had remained unchanged. Then the new scene was upon us. Att he interval the second and third acts, Sydney [Chaplin] and I had gone over the words again.
George and Leland came into my dressing room to wish me luck. Not to worry--it would be great. Please God, I said.