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When everything happens to you when you’re so young, you’re very lucky, but by the same token, you’re never going to have that same feeling again. The first time anything happens to you - your first love, your first success - the second one is never the same.
—  Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall at piano with Hoagy Carmichael in To Have And Have Not (1944).

The female lead opposite Bogart was a 19-year-old model in her acting debut, Betty “Lauren” Bacall. Though behind the scenes there were anxieties and many months of voice training and acting lessons, the result is nothing less than one of the most complete, electrifying personalities to emerge full-blown on the screen.