“He was too old for me, he’d had three wives, he drank, he was an actor and he was goyim,” Bacall wrote in her autobiography of her prime passion. All that meant nothing to the slinky 19-year-old model who met the 44-year-old star while filming To Have and Have Not. They wed in 1945 (Bogie coolly muttered “hello, baby” at the end of the ceremony), and the two embarked on several delirious years running late with the Hollywood Rat Pack, saving time for two children. “Bogie and I were ridiculous, holding hands like teenagers….we mooned and swooned, we really loved,” Bacall has said. The honeymoon ended in January 1957 when Bogart died of cancer. Wrote Bacall: “No one has written a romance better than we lived it.” —People magazine
I have her autobiography here. I need to read it ASAP.