Lauren Bacall 1924 – 2014

Sadly we have yet another passing to observe. Lauren Bacall died Tuesday at the age of 89. She and Timothy appeared in one film together, Denis SandersShock Treatment (1964). I’ve posted this pic before, but since it’s the only one I have that features both her and Tim, it’s the only one that will suffice for today.

Shock TreatmentIn this seldom-seen color transparency from the film (which is in black and white), Tim’s head can be seen just above Roddy MacDowall‘s. That’s Stuart Whitman on the other side of the table. I don’t believe Ms. Bacall actually appears in this scene in the film, which makes it doubly unusual. The epitome of a rare kind of sultry, self-confident style, class and grace, we will not see the likes of Lauren Bacall again any time soon. More’s the pity for us. We wish her peaceful rest at last with the love of her life, Humphrey Bogart.

Video of the Week: “Peeper” trailer

This week’s video is the trailer for Peeper (1975), directed by Peter Hyams and starring Michael Caine and Natalie Wood. The great Guy Marks narrates and speaks the credits in the actual film, doing a stellar Humphrey Bogart impersonation.

The aspect ratio is a little wonky, but it still works. We also want to extend warmest birthday wishes today to the Carey twins, Romeo and Silvana!