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On Her Own

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Betty.

Read this.

I remember my mother reading Bacall’s autobiography when I was a kid. It won a National Book Award and is one of the finest Hollywood memoirs, not only for her life with Bogart but for her life¬†after¬†him.

The picture on the back cover was something I looked at a lot. Man, she was so glamorous and I imaged that my mother and father were that romantic when they met. My mom was a beautiful young woman but her romance–and marriage–to my father did not last. Still, she pushed on, and was not defeated. I’ve always thought that Bacall’s book helped her out during the painful early days of her divorce.

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2 comments

1 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 13, 2014 5:11 pm

Just as beautiful and enticing as an older woman too. Total star.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 13, 2014 6:01 pm

Jewish girl from the Bronx. That total NYC chick poise and attitude. She was amazing right out of the gate. Holy Cow.

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