Lauren Bacall, the tremendous actress and mystique beauty whose memorable story-book marriage to the legendary Humphrey Bogart continues to make cinematic headlines, was born on this day ( September 16th ) 1924.

In honor of her birthday, I usually host a blogathon dedicated to Lauren, but due to a hectic schedule, I haven’t found the time to announce it, and as the time was fast approaching, I came to the conclusion that her special day is the best date to make the announcement.

Lauren Bacall is an actress who is near and dear to my heart, and the thought of not creating a blogathon for her was not in my vocabulary. I am the proud recipient of a myriad of personalized autographs that were signed by Miss Bacall herself. I know this is a moment that I constantly harp on about, but the fact that I wrote to Lauren’s home address twice and received mail from her both times is something that continues to excite me. Of course, millions of people have written to stars, but I have never heard of anyone being as generous as Lauren was to me, and I am deeply touched by it.

Now that I have gotten all that out of the way, it’s time to proceed with the rules. If you are interested in joining the blogathon, please read the following.



1. This blogathon enables bloggers to write about any topic pertaining to Lauren Bacall, from her illustrious filmography, her relationship and marriage to Humphrey Bogart to her friendships and adventures. I also encourage to people to think outside the square when it comes to choosing subjects.

2. To give everyone a chance to participate, I’m allowing no more than two duplicates. I know this sounds fair, but I want to give everybody to attain the topic of their choice. Remember, the more popular the subject matter, the more likely it is to be claimed, so act fast.

3. This blogathon is a loving tribute to Lauren. All bloggers are welcome to participate, but I will not accept any post that appears derogatory or disrespectful towards Miss Bacall. Also, you are welcome to write more than one entry if you wish. However, I am limiting it to three posts per blog.

4. All contributions must be new material only. Previously published posts will not be accepted.

5. The blogathon will take place on November 20th – 22nd, which coincides with the anniversary of the release of How To Marry A Millionaire. Early entries are most welcome, but they will not be linked until the day the event commences.

6. To express your interest in participating in the blogathon, leave me a comment with your choice of topic and the name of your blog. If you wish to register by email, my email address is: Once you receive confirmation, please select one of the wonderful banners that were designed by Michaela, and I’ll see you in November.



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In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood – TBD.

Love Letters To Old Hollywood – How To Marry A Millionaire ( 1953 )

Real Weegie Midget Reviews – Appointment With Death ( 1988 )

Pale Writer – Written On The Wind ( 1956 )

Cinema Cities – The Bogart and Bacall collaborations. 

Musings Of A Classic Film Addict – Young Man With A Horn ( 1950 )

Sean Munger – Murder On The Orient Express ( 1974 )

Poppity Talks Classic Film – Blood Alley ( 1955 )

The Stop Button – To Have And Have Not ( 1944 )

Critica Retro – Designing Woman ( 1957 )

The Midnight Drive-In – The Big Sleep ( 1946 )

Taking Up Room – Dark Passage ( 1947 )

Pure Entertainment Preservation Society – Lauren Bacall Costume for Film Fashion Friday.

Screen Dreams – Woman’s World ( 1954 )



  1. Samantha Ellis

    I’m so glad that you’re hosting this at a different time! Mid-September is always bad for me because it’s my birthday and I’m usually busy around that time. Could I please write about Young Man with a Horn (1950)? Thanks!


  2. WinthropJQuiggy

    I have never done a full length in depth review of any of the four movies Bacall did with Humphrey Bogart. I did do one a few years back for your Marathon Stars blogathon in which I briefly touched on all four:

    I think it’s high time i devoted an entire blog entry to just one. My first choice is The Big Sleep. But if that’s already full, I’d go with Key Largo.


  3. Dear Crystal,

    This is great! I would love to participate. Since the last day of the blogathon is Friday, I would like to write about one of Lauren Bacall’s costumes for my Film Fashion Friday topic for that week and include it in the blogathon. I think this will be fun!

    I also wanted to remind you that you agreed to write the October entry in our What the Code Means to Me guest series: You can see guidelines and past entries in the series at the above web address. You can publish your article any time in October.

    By the way, I would like to invite you to join the third year of our annual Code celebration, The Third Annual Breening Blogathon:! It is running from October 11-14 in honor of Joseph I. Breen’s 131st birthday. Whether you want to breen a film, review a new Code movie, or analyze some aspect of the years when Hollywood was governed by the Code, this is your chance to write about the topics which we always cover. What are your thoughts on the Code? This is your chance to play PCA-member or pretend that you are a member of PEPS. Let’s make this our most successful blogathon yet!

    Yours Hopefully,

    Tiffany Brannan


    1. Hi Tiffany. That topic sounds wonderful. I will add you to the roster. Do you know what Lauren film you are going to cover for your costume post?

      I am interested in joining your blogathon, but because its fast approaching, I’m not sure how much time I will have. The Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy Blogathon starts this weekend too. I will however, let you know.

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      1. Dear Crystal,

        Thank you! I look forward to it. I won’t be able to know from which film I am going to take a costume until I actually start looking for clothing and pictures, which I usually don’t start doing until the day before. I would like to do some costume from “Key Largo,” but I can’t be sure that I will be able to find an outfit from that to recreate. You could put down that film if you like. I look forward to hearing your decision on the blogathon. By the way, I just watched “The African Queen” last night for the first time, and I can’t wait to review it for your blogathon this weekend!

        Yours Hopefully,

        Tiffany Brannan


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