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On Her Own

Posted By Alex Belth On August 13, 2014 @ 8:58 am In 1: Featured,Actresses,Arts and Culture,Million Dollar Movie,Obituaries | Comments Disabled

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I remember my mother reading Bacall’s autobiography [4] 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] Betty.: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/13/movies/lauren-bacall-sultry-movie-star-dies-at-89.html

[3] Read this.: http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/features/2011/03/lauren-bacall-201103

[4] Bacall’s autobiography: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/excerpts-lauren-bacalls-book-24955690

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