Just saw a featurette on Turner Classic Movies about the one, the only, “The Look” herself, Betty Joan Perske, otherwise known to the rest of the world as Lauren Bacall.
There’s just something about her – The face, the eyes (Love those classic arched brows! ^_^;), the characteristic husky voice. Did I mention I’m as tall as her? (5’9″ ^_^;)
I consider myself fortunate to have read her first autobiography, “By Myself”. (One of these days I’ll read the updated version from 2005, as well as “Now”, her second book from 1994.)
On Wednesday, August 25, starting at 3 AM Pacific (6 AM Eastern), TCM is showcasing some of her films for an entire day as part of their Summer Under The Stars event. I’ll be watching (or at least recording) some of her best works, including “The Big Sleep,” “To Have and Have Not,” “Designing Woman,” “Dark Passage,” “Blood Alley,” and “Key Largo”.
I saw Inception earlier tonight – I have to say, it’s a film that kind of messes with your head if you don’t pay too much attention. (*sigh* – Cillian Murphy… ^_^; – He worked with Ellen Page in Peacock a while back, I think I mentioned that in an earlier post. Yes, I’m jealous that he looks better than I do, whether dressing as a guy or a girl. All the more reason why I need to get motivated and work on slimming down!) I think I was more surprised at the actors I didn’t recognize, like Lukas Haas (Remember when he was the young Amish boy co-starring with Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis in Witness?) and Tom Beringer. (Man, he’s getting gray and heavy-set.)
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