I had a completely different woman and words planned for this first WWW but with the passing of a lady I’ve heard described as “The greatest dame of the Hollywood Dames”, I felt it only fitting to share the words of the incomparable Lauren Bacall.
At the young age of 19 she held her first leading role opposite her future first-husband, Humphrey Bogart in To Have and Have Not. They would go on to make several more film noir style movies together, for which her husky voice and stunning features were perfect.
Growing up a “theatre person” I have always been fascinated with the overly dramatized acting and impeccable lighting of film noir style movies. Bacall’s features may have been captured in black-and-white but her jaw was sharp, her lips were full and her fiery spirit shone out of expertly lit eyes, zoomed in on and framed tightly by the adoring film directors of the 40’s.
This first quote of Bacall’s I fell in love with for its way of challenging us as women. We spend immeasurable amounts of time, money and attention on the appearances of our faces. (Heck, it’s one of the main topics I will address in this blog.) Bacall’s quote touches on the importance of aging gracefully. The lines on our face are said to be the road map of where we’ve been and how we got to this point in our lives. I love that Bacall praises that and encourages us to as well.
And because she was such an iconic leading lady of the Golden Age of film, Bacall get two quotes on today’s post. This second quote, a call for us to remember that failure is not loosing, but rather not trying.
So love the face that reflects your journey and the fights you fought to get to this day!
Wishing Women a Wonderful Wednesday!
The beauty born Betty Joan Perske passed away yesterday, August 12, 2014 at age 89. (Her IMDb bio)