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The Resource By myself and then some, Lauren Bacall

By myself and then some, Lauren Bacall

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By myself and then some
Title
By myself and then some
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Lauren Bacall
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Language
eng
Summary
The epitome of grace, independence, and wit, Lauren Bacall continues to project an audacious spirit and pursue on-screen excellence. The product of an extraordinary mother and a loving extended family, she produced, with Humphrey Bogart, some of the most electric and memorable scenes in movie history. After tragically losing Bogart, she returned to New York and a brilliant career in the theatre. A two-time Tony winner, she married and later divorced her second love, Jason Robards, and never lost sight of the strength that made her a star. Now, thirty years after the publication of her original National Book Award-winning memoir, Bacall has added new material to her inspiring history. In her own frank and beautiful words, one of our most enduring actresses reveals the remarkable true story of a lifetime so rich with incident and achievement that Hollywood itself would be unable to adequately reproduce it
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Review
  • Raised by her wise and loving immigrant mom and uncle, Lauren Bacall (b. 1924) knew, even in high school, that she wanted to be an actress. She took acting classes, modeled clothes, sold industry papers in the theater district, ushered at shows, danced at the USO—anything to get a break. Barely 18 when director Howard Hawks brought her to Hollywood for a screen test, she soon fell in love with Bogart, married and started a family. After Bogart's death a decade later, she rebounded with Sinatra, but tied the knot with Jason Robards before finding her way as a single woman, with friends and work as her passion. Bacall's intimates—from Katharine Hepburn to Adlai Stevenson—weren't the standard air-kissing, gossip-column regulars, but people who loved and respected each other for their work and their values. Sadly, like Bogart, they're also of a generation older than Bacall, so there's a lot of dying in these pages. Indeed, this sequel to 1978's By Myself is mostly a discussion of the deaths of some great friends: Roddy McDowall, John Gielgud, Gregory Peck and many more. Bacall does discuss the roles she's played as an older actress, but this work's real theme is the experience of surviving the death of so many wonderful friends. Readers looking for basic Hollywood romance and drama can stick to the first 400 pages; those seeking a more mature portrait can brave the final 100. Either way, Bacall's a class act. Color, b&w photos. (Mar. 1) --Staff (Reviewed February 21, 2005) (Publishers Weekly, vol 252, issue 8, p171)
  • Twenty-five years ago, Bacall first published her best-selling memoir of her early and midlife trials and triumphs; this new edition brings readers up to date with the same style, sensitivity, wit, and passion. Bacall's rise to fame is well known: at 18, she left New York City for Hollywood and landed the lead in To Have and Have Not , costarring Humphrey Bogart. The couple soon became lovers despite Bogart's age and the studio's rejection of their union. Nonetheless, they were happily married for ten years until Bogart succumbed to cancer. Much of the book revolves around Bacall's life with "Bogie" and her friendships with Adlai Stevenson and Frank Sinatra. Bacall also covers more recent events: divorcing Jason Robards after eight years of marriage, suffering the loss of many friends as well as her beloved mother, and earning two Golden Globe Awards. Any fan of Bacall or Bogart will want to read this update; highly recommended for both public and academic libraries.—Rosalind Dayen, South Regional Lib., Broward Cty., FL --Rosalind Dayen (Reviewed April 1, 2005) (Library Journal, vol 130, issue 6, p91)
Biography type
autobiography
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185395
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BKL
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1924-2014
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Bacall, Lauren
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1924-2014
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Bacall, Lauren
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  • Bacall, Lauren
  • Bacall, Lauren
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Label
By myself and then some, Lauren Bacall
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Revised edition of: Lauren Bacall by myself. 1st ed. 1979
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
911033
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Harper paperback edition.
Extent
506 pages
Isbn
9780061127915
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780061127915
  • (OCoLC)76771386
Label
By myself and then some, Lauren Bacall
Publication
Copyright
Note
Revised edition of: Lauren Bacall by myself. 1st ed. 1979
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
911033
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Harper paperback edition.
Extent
506 pages
Isbn
9780061127915
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780061127915
  • (OCoLC)76771386

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