Sister Celluloid

Where old movies go to live

Happy Birthday, Lauren Bacall

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Lauren Bacall left us last month, just shy of her 90th birthday. She lost Bogie in 1957, and he waited another 57 years to be reunited with the love of his life. Here, Betty makes use of the gold-whistle charm her husband gave her, which paraphrases the famous line in the film on which they met, To Have and Have Not: the inscription reads, “If you want anything, just whistle.” When Bogie was laid to rest, Betty gave the charm back to him to take on his way. I wonder if he’s returned it to her now…

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