hollywood old

Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart at their home in Benedict Canyon, 1954

“The remarkable Lauren Bacall knew who he was, let him be who he was, and, in return, he was at last able to give something no other woman could grab from him: his total commitment."  - Mary Astor, Bogart’s Maltese Falcon costar


Not that she was on the poverty line or anything, but it was astonishing how under-paid she was considering she was, eh, one of the biggest stars in the world and made hundreds of millions of dollars for Fox?

And it wasn’t even as if she lived this Liz Taylor-like extravagant life, either. She lived in a freaking bungalow at the end. 

She really was quite exploited by the industry. 


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Singin’ in the Rain (USA 1952)

“What’s the first thing an actor learns? “The show must go on!’ Come rain, come shine, come snow, come sleet, the show MUST go on!”