I was sincerely shocked when hearing about Robin Williams’ suicide through social media a few days ago. It was as if a piece of my childhood went with him, he was a wonderful entertainer; I grew up with most of his movies and tv shows. But the double whammy came a day later when one of my favorite Hollywood silver screen stars, Lauren Bacall, passed away as well. I had been meaning to actually write a blog post about her and my top movie titles of hers such as How to Marry a Millionaire, To Have and Have Not, and Written on the Wind. She was not only a fabulous actress but her sultry looks, tall thin frame, and deep raspy voice came to embody the 1940s signature film noir vixen. Interestingly enough, Bacall mentions in an interview that her trademark voice is a result of a combination of straining low-pitch tones in order to win thriller/mystery roles and excessive smoking. The effects of both caused permanent damage to her actual voice into what most recognize her by today.
In memory of the wonderful star, I decided to do a stylized, minimalistic pin-up of Ms. Bacall. May she RIP and I’m sure Bogie is whistling at her “Baby” as we speak. ^_^
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