Lauren Bacall on the set of The African Queen, 1951
Marlene Dietrich, 1932
"The worst thing about that kind of prejudice… is that while you feel hurt and angry and all the rest of it, it feeds you self-doubt. You start thinking, perhaps I am not good enough." Nina Simone
Woman playing cards at the Cannes Film Festival. Photographed by Paul Schutzer. May, 1962.
“Now, a digression about my famous mother, Betty Bacall. Don’t call her Lauren and and don’t call her Baby. She’s Betty to her friends, and Ms. Bacall to everybody else.”
Carson McCullers, 1946, photo by Adam Fischer
Olivia de Havilland
You want to know what’s ruined this business? Actors. They’ll walk across the screen for anything, but I’m the only one of those dames who kept her price. My price for putting my name on that marquee is $200,000 and ten percent of the gross and I won’t even talk to anybody for anything less because when they see me on the screen they’re seeing 37 years of sweat. They pay for my experience and if that loses its importance I might as well get lost.
Gene Tierney photographed by Milton Greene.
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Glamour France in 1994
The Big Sleep (1946, dir. Howard Hawks)