“As I glanced at Bogie, I saw tears streaming down his face—his ‘I do’ was strong and clear, though,” wrote Bacall.
It reminds me a little bit of Bogart and Bacall—another May-December relationship.
They saved the movie from drowning, and became the new Bogart and Bacall.
While Bacall seems like a paragon of cool confidence in the final product, she was a nervous wreck on set.
All told, [Bacall] appears to have lost in excess of $100,000.
Bacall: I just had a crazy idea for a comedy and went to the desert for a couple weeks and banged out a rough draft of something.
Bogie and Bacall purchased a $160,000 mansion in Holmby Hills, a posh enclave in Los Angeles, and played house.
In addition to her stellar body of work, she will always be remembered for being the no-nonsense half of Bogie and Bacall.
Hawks at one point advised him to seek psychological counseling to get a handle on his feelings for Bacall.
Russ told me, I remember, that he met Bacall during an Adlai Stevenson campaign.