Ninotchka taking her first sip of champagne.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY HUMPHREY BOGART & LAUREN BACALL
One night in 1953, Bogie, John Huston and some other friends were shooting the breeze rather tipsily about life and its meaning and the question arose as to whether there was any time of their lives they’d like to live over again. All of them except Bogie came up with cynical answers. Somebody said, “God forbid”. Somebody else: that he’d only like to cancel out a couple of times. Then Bogie spoke. “Yes, there’s a time I’d like to relive- the years that I have had with Betty.”
-Joe Hyams, Bogart & Bacall.
I was a kid in love for the first time. I was easy for me - I knew nothing about pitfalls. I was giving nothing but myself and I could do that without qualm. Never in my life had or has a man cared so much for me, wanted so much to protect me, surrond me with life’s joys, share everything. It made me want to return the care- to show him it was possiblle to be really happy with a woman, to give him children. I was determined to do that.
In the hallway after a dinner party, thinking herself unobserved,
screenwriter Philip Dunne watched as she twirled a large lavender
cape- going “V-R-R-R-O-O-O-M-M-M!" as though she was a toreador! It
was fascinating to see the was she sort of commanded the was she
walked; her boldness about presented herself. And yet I always had
the feeling she was saying. “Here’s little Betty- here she is,a big
movie star and a glamour girl. It can’t really be me!”
Katharine Hepburn is one of the most stimulating women I know. She’s unfeminine in that she scorns gossip, backbiting and logrolling. She has an intelligent curiosity about everything. She spits out her opinions no matter how unpopular they may be. She makes no professional or social concessions. She’s a gal I’d like to have on my side in a jam.
Making of the Here’s Lucy title sequence.
Rest In Peace Lucille Désirée Ball
August 6th 1911 - April 26th 1989
"God wanted the world to laugh, and He invented you."