LAUREN BACALL…we West Siders called her BETTY

From my terrace I could look down at my neighbor…..Betty Joan Perske.  The name Lauren was given to her by Howard Hawks.  To Bogart she was always”Baby”

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Betty lived in the DAKOTA APARTMENTS with her friends and neighbors……Boris Karloff, Judy Garland, Yoko Ono, John Lennon, Leonard Bernstein and Rudolph Nureyev.

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It was somber view today……….lots of news media people trying to catch photos.

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Her most famous scene in the movie……..lighting that cigarette and then throwing the box of matches back at Bogie.

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The movie that shot her to instant stardom.

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LAUREN….we had her and now we have her not.  “GOOD-Bye” Betty.

2 responses to “LAUREN BACALL…we West Siders called her BETTY

  1. I thought of you immediately when I read about her death yesterday, remembering that she had lived in the Dakota appartment building

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  2. Well said..

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