Lauren Bacall, the sultry screen siren of the '40s and '50s and a favorite of mine, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 89. As someone who always had a nostalgia for Old Hollywood since my childhood, she's truly one of the last of a bygone golden age in cinema.
"My son tells me, 'Do you realize you are the last one? The last person who was an eyewitness to the golden age?' Young people, even in Hollywood, ask me, 'Were you really married to Humphrey Bogart?' 'Well, yes, I think I was,' I reply. You realize yourself when you start reflecting -- because I don't live in the past, although your past is so much a part of what you are -- that you can't ignore it. But I don't look at scrapbooks. I could show you some, but I'd have to climb ladders, and I can't climb." - Vanity Fair 2011
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