Happy Birthday Hitch!!!
This is just an inarticulate but truly felt note to try to thank you for your long friendship, loyalty, and love for Bogie - for seeing him when you did and behaving as you did. I know how hard it was for you but you came through in style. Bogie always adored you. You knew him long before I did so I guess you knew that. I envy you for those extra years - you were lucky and so was I. I’m grateful for it all - there’s never been a man like Bogie. It won’t be the same for us, Cliff - but we have a lot that can never be taken from us and for that I’m grateful. So darling - you are now my good friend and I like that.
Always my love
note from Lauren Bacall to Clifton Webb, after Humphrey Bogart’s death
in the photo - Bacall, Bogart, Webb, Mabelle Webb, Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Joan Bennett, and others
Lauren Bacall photographed at age five and a half
Cecil B DeMille & Lois Weber
sleepy times in Cecil B DeMille’s Manslaughter (1922)
Raquel Torres at Manchesters cosmetics counter with Max Factor representative, Mabelle Hege and another woman holding a dog - Madison, Wisconsin, August 12, 1932
Bob-in Williams in Mrs Doubtfire
Baby Peggy is all smiles on the May 1924 cover of Picture-Play magazine
art by Henry Clive
look, don’t touch