After the success of my Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon, I’ve decided to host another blogathon dedicated to Lauren Bacall, the famed actress who was known for her husky voice, sultry beauty and her blossoming marriage to Humphrey Bogart that would make for the screens most celebrated couple.


Lauren Bacall was born on September 16th, 1924. In commemoration of her 91st Birthday, I’m hosting, The Lauren Bacall Blogathon, a blogging event for film enthusiast bloggers to coalesce by paying tribute to the fabulous Lauren Bacall.

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For many years I’ve been an avid fan of Lauren Bacall, and due to my adoration for her, I’ve written to her home address twice, and have been fortunate enough both times to attain an array of signed and personalized autographs from Lauren herself. You can only imagine how euphoric I was on both occasions to receive those treasures. Because of her kindness and generosity she displayed to me, I will always be in debt to her, so to show my love and appreciation, I’m hosting a blogathon in honor of Lauren Bacall’s 91st Birthday.


1. Feel free to write about any subject relating to Lauren Bacall or any aspect of her life and career. Lauren Bacall has an extensive body of work, so if you want, you can write about any movie from her large resume of films. The choice is yours. As long as the topic relates to Lauren or her filmography, it’s more than welcome.

2. Duplicates are welcome. While many blogathons don’t allow duplicates, I’m more than happy to have more than one person blogging about the same subject.

3. To express your interest in participating in the blogathon, leave a comment on my blog, along with the name and URL of your blog, and the subject you wish to cover, or you can always register by email at: For those of you who wish to register by email, please be sure to include the name and URL of your blog, and the topic you wish to cover. Once you get confirmation, please spread the word about this blogathon by advertising the event on your blog. Below are a few banners, so grab yourself a banner, and let’s celebrate the indelible Lauren Bacall.

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That Other Critic: Dark Passage ( 1947 )

Wolffian Classics Movies Digest: Blood Alley ( 1955 )

BNoir Detour: The Big Sleep ( 1946 )

The Cinematic Frontier: How To Marry A Millionaire ( 1953 )

 The Wonderful World Of Cinema: Murder On The Orient Express ( 1974 )

Love Letters To Old Hollywood: Designing Woman ( 1957 )

Smitten Kitten Vintage: How To Marry A Millionaire ( 1953 )

Critica Retro: Sex And The Single Girl ( 1964 )

The Motion Pictures: By Myself And Then Some ( Lauren Bacall’s autobiography )

Movie Movie Blog Blog: To Have And Have Not ( 1944 )

 In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood: The Gift Of Love ( 1958 ) and Lauren Bacall’s marriage to Humphrey Bogart.

The Stop Button: Key Largo ( 1948 )

Serendipitous Anachronisms: Lauren Bacall as the Witch of the Waste in ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’, and a look at Lauren Bacall’s voice over work

Marielle O’Neill Article Archive: Key Largo ( 1948 ) and Dark Passage ( 1947 )

Matthew Bishop: Lauren Bacall’s guest appearances on dramatic TV series

Portraits By Jenni: Written On The Wind ( 1956 )

Mike’s Take On The Movies: The Shootist ( 1976 )

Silver Screenings: How To Marry A Millionaire ( 1953 )

Pop Culture Reverie: Appointment With Death ( 1988 )

Caftan Woman: The Shootist ( 1976 )

Twenty Four Frames: Harper ( 1966 )

Moon In Gemini: Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in the radio production of “Bold Venture”

Girls Do Film: To Have And Have Not ( 1944 )

Lauren Champkin: To Have And Have Not ( 1944 )

Old Hollywood Films: Lauren Bacall’s impact on Film Noir

100 Films In A Year: North West Frontier ( 1959 )

Speakeasy: The Cobweb ( 1955 )

Le Cinema Dreams: The Fan ( 1981 )

Once Upon A Screen: The Mirror Has Two Faces ( 1996 )

Make Mine Criterion: Health ( 1980 )

Mildred’s Fat Burgers: Young Man With A Horn ( 1950 )

All Good Things: The Big Sleep ( 1946 )

Karavansara: Lions, Tigers, Monkeys and Dogs. ( Lauren Bacall’s episode from The Rockford Files )

Back To Golden Days: A Woman’s World ( 1954 )

Cinemaven’s Essays From The Couch: Lauren Bacall in “Written On The Wind” ( 1956 )

Cinephilia: Written On The Wind ( 1956 )

A Shroud Of Thoughts: The Shootist ( 1976 )

Reel Distracted: To Have And Have Not ( 1944 ) and The Big Sleep ( 1946 )

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: Discovering Lauren Bacall

Defiant Success: The Bogart and Bacall collaborations

Goose Pimply All Over: The Mirror Has Two Faces ( 1996 )

 The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog: The famous photo of Lauren Bacall and Harry Truman

The Last Drive In: Shock Treatment ( 1964 )

The Big V Riot Squad: Lauren Bacall and politics

Musings Of An Introvert: Key Largo ( 1948 ), How To Marry A Millionaire ( 1953 ) and The Mixed Up Files Of Basel E Frank Weiler

Le Mot du Cinephiliaque: Misery ( 1990 )

 365 days 365 classics: To Have And Have Not ( 1944 )

Movie Rob: The Mirror Has Two Faces ( 1996 ), Murder On The Orient Express ( 1974 ) Key Largo ( 1948 )

Seattle Amie Ryan: The Committee for the first amendment. Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart’s Washington Journey about the Hollywood blacklist.


  1. Okay I am in, I tried to locate a copy of her performance as Elvira in Blithe Spirit, but could not find a copy! So instead, I am going to focus on her performance as The Witch of The Waste in Howl’s Moving Castle and some of her other voiceover work, because she has an amazing voice! Thanks for the invite, this sounds fun!
    Summer | | on Twitter @kitschmeonce

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  2. A couple of movies I would have picked have already been spoken for multiple times, so I’d like to do something out of the box:

    Bogie and Bacall did a radio program together called Bold Venture. I found the recording on Audible. I would like to review that for the blogathon.


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  4. Hi Crystal!!
    Sorry,I missed your Barrymore Trilogy blogathon.I read the posts and I am glad that it was a great success.
    I think I am too late because the films that I wanted to do have already been taken.Though,if duplicates are fine,I would love to do on “Written on the Wind” by Douglas Sirk,


  5. Thanks for invite, Crystal! The first one to become to mind, believe it or not, was her more recent The Mirror Has Two Faces. I’d like to share my thoughts on this one. Let me know if it’s okay.



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  7. It’s so fabulous to tribute this incredible lady! Even seeing that Karavansara:is doing her wonderful performance in the episode – Lions, Tigers, Monkeys and Dogs. ( Lauren Bacall’s episode from The Rockford Files ! I’m feeling like covering her really intense and looney
    Dr. Edwina Beighley in Shock Treatment 1964 would be a perfect post for me, since many of her greatest noir films have been taken! Wonderful line up!


  8. Carissa

    What a delightful blogathon. Thanks for inviting me!
    My blog is Musings of an Introvert.

    And I would love to write about Key Largo, How to Marry a Millionaire, and From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.

    I figure if I’m going to do it, I might as well go all in. 🙂


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