In Celebration of the Lovely Lauren Bacall, a Behind-the-Scenes Pictorial...
As probably all of us classic movie fans know, Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart met while filming To Have and Have Not (1944). Bacall was only 19 at the time, and Bogie was a whopping 44 — and thus, his nickname for her, “Baby”. Although Bogart was married at the time, the chemistry between the two was strong, and they started seeing each other. Bogart divorced his wife in February 1945, and Bogie and Bacall were married a few months later, on May 21, 1945. They were married until Bogie’s death in 1957.
To celebrate “Baby” as part of this Lauren Bacall Blogathon, here are some behind-the-scenes photos:
Bogie and Bacall on the set of To Have and Have Not (1944), their first film together
With director Herman Shumlin on the set of Confidential Agent (1945) which starred Bacall and Charles Boyer
On the set of The Big Sleep (1946), their second film together
With Director Delmer Daves looking at negatives of Dark Passage (1947), Bogie and Bacall’s third film together
On the set of Key Largo (1948) with Edward G. Robinson and Claire Trevor. Bogie and Bacall’s fourth film together
Making sandwiches on the set of The African Queen (1951), where Bacall visited Bogie while he was filming with co-star Katharine Hepburn
At the Premiere of Bacall’s How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) with Marilyn Monroe
With Fredric March on the set of The Desperate Hours (1955) which starred Bogie and March
Bogie and Bacall tie the knot on May 21, 1945
Newlyweds on Bogie’s 28-foot sailboat at Balboa Bay, CA, on June 4, 1945
Bogie and Bacall with their daughter Leslie (named after Leslie Howard) and son Stephen (named after Bogart’s character in To Have and Have Not)
Relaxing at Home
A Big Thank You to In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood for hosting this wonderful Lauren Bacall Blogathon. Please don’t forget to check out the other fabulous Blogathon entries!
–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub