Face to Face: Lauren Bacall

Duration: 40 minutes

First transmitted in 1995, Jeremy Isaacs delves into the life of Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall, who became a movie star instantly following her first screen appearances in To Have and Have Not and The Big Sleep. Born as Betty Perske, she went on to marry Humphrey Bogart and enjoyed a 50-year career under her new name, Lauren Bacall. They discuss her film career, autobiographies and her impending return to the British stage.

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Jeremy Isaacs
Interviewed Guest
Lauren Bacall
David Herman
Series Editor
Michael Poole


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