Far More Than Just a Beautiful Face – Lauren Bacall's 30 Most Glamorous Moments in the 1940s and 195

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    Far More Than Just a Beautiful Face – Lauren Bacall's Most Glamorous Moments in the 1940s and 1950s

    Since she strutted her way onto the screen as a teenager in the 1940s, Lauren Bacall has smoldered over American culture as a unmistakable presence of pure charisma. One of the great sharp-tongued heroines of the noir years, she'd eventually grow into a great lady of the American theater — all the while maintaining an outsized personality, both on and off the screen. A child of Eastern European Jewish immigrants, Bacall turned her name into a synonym for class and style. Here are some of the great moments of an absolutely dazzling life.

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    Posing for a portrait, 1943.

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    Showing off her signature "Look," 1943.

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    Bacall makes her movie debut in the wartime thriller "To Have and Have Not," 1943.

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    Donning a black beret and overcoat, 1944.

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    Sitting cross-legged with her hands on her hips in a jumpsuit, 1944.

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    Giving a come-hither glance, 1944.

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    A bold orange turtleneck and a matching bold lip, circa the '40s.

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    In 1945, she showed off a customary combination: striped tailored dress, smart wedges, and a cigarette.

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    Traveling in style with her dog, 1945.


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    In 1946, the actress got bookish in a wool suit, the work of designer Leah Rhodes.


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    Glamorizing smoking on set in 1948.

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    An outtake from filming "Young Man With A Horn," 1949.

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    Strong shoulders and bold color in an undated publicity still.



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    Wearing red lips, a white dress and a string of pearls, 1950.








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    Soaking up the sun in a minidress at her Brentwood home, 1954.

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    Working a statement necklace in 1955.

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    A master of color-blocking, mid-1950s.

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    Looking elegant in a billowy blouse and high-waist full skirt for a studio portrait, 1955.

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    The most glamorous of gowns, in 1956.

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    The dog lover sported clean-cut separates and a wide-brimmed hat in 1957.
     
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    "A master of color-blocking..."

    ?bhut bhut whadt?
     
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    Same here.....she looks part man, part retard.
     
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    give me Gene Tierney on her worst day before Lauren Bacall

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    Tierney was so incredibly gorgeous.

    Bacall was pretty and a decent actress, but I've read that even Bogart complained about her constant striving to be seen as the epitome of class and elegance (which the studio's PR machine no doubt encouraged). He said something like, "When I met her she was all 'dem, dese, and dose,' now she thinks she's a princess!"
     
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    I read once that Lauren Bacall had quite the potty mouth and used to get enraged when Grace Kelly would get more press and attention than her.

    As beautiful as Gene Tierney was, nobody approaches Grace Kelly, IMO

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    Hedy Lamaar 24/7

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    I wonder how many of these actresses from the 40's had to take a deep dicking from producers just to get in the moving pictures
     
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    Now there's a beauty.
     
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    Veronica Lake. Thanks for playing. This thread is over.

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