Wednesday, November 27, 2013
This year will be my first Thanksgiving in NYC. In light of this crummy weather (and generally missing my family and precious dog), I wish I was going home to Florida -- but since I cannot, here's a picture of Lauren Bacall posing in St. Augustine with a U.S. Coast Guard and his dog, from a 1943 photo shoot for Harper's Bazaar. I never thought I'd be so nostalgic for Florida, but there you have it!
Renowned fashion editor Diana Vreeland was credited with discovering Bacall. After she put her on the cover of the magazine, Hollywood came calling -- a year later she starred in her first film, To Have and Have Not with future husband Humphrey Bogart.