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”
Betty lived in the DAKOTA APARTMENTS with her friends and neighbors……Boris Karloff, Judy Garland, Yoko Ono, John Lennon, Leonard Bernstein and Rudolph Nureyev.
It was somber view today……….lots of news media people trying to catch photos.
Her most famous scene in the movie……..lighting that cigarette and then throwing the box of matches back at Bogie.
The movie that shot her to instant stardom.
LAUREN….we had her and now we have her not. “GOOD-Bye” Betty.