One Hell of a Dame: Remembering Lauren Bacall

August 13, 2014 9:06 PM

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One Hell of a Dame: Remembering Lauren Bacall

Even the most seasoned (and jaded) journalists are faced with a subject who brings butterflies to the stomach akin to what we felt at our first school dance. The prospect of chatting with the iconic Lauren Bacall had this effect on me. It was 2007 and Bacall had just finished work on Paul Schrader's "The Walker," opposite Woody Harrelson. Our hour-long chat on the phone became one of the great conversations, and personal connections, of my life.

Per her lore, Bacall was fiercely outspoken, bitingly intelleigent and elegant in a way which now seems regretfully archaic. She left me with a standing invitation to join her for dinner upon my next trip to New York. The fact that said trip and dinner never transpired in time will remain one of my ...

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