Saturday, March 03, 2007

Betty's Words of Wisdom

When asked what advice she had to give to young actors trying to succeed in Hollywood, Lauren Bacall said, "Take Fountain."

4 comments:

UF Mike said...

Man, I had to look that up on the internet. I thought "Fountain" might be some kind of cool 1940s drug. Turns out it's a street. By the way, who was it that called Hollywood "a tour through a sewer in a glass-bottomed boat"? Now, that's a quote!

kissyface said...

Sorry, Mike. I had considered giving the designation of st. or ave. or whatever, but I don't think it's what Bacall said, and it loses some punch that way. I love her cheek. Just another nice Jewish girl with a good wit.

Fountain would be a great drug name if it were psychoactive, or just bliss producing.

I don't know who said that, but when I Googled it, it came up as "a man on a tour through a sewer..." but it was on one of those subscription article sites, so I could not discover it. Rats. I found no other complete offerings.

And how hot is Betty in that photo?? Sometimes she can look almosst a touch mannish, but there? Phew...

unremitting mike said...

She is some sexy. It's a great quote, which the Wedding Present recently stole for the title of an album. Did I mention that she is some sexy? Because she is. She is some sexy.

steve said...

Was it not "Baby" that told Barbara Walters "I pity you" in an interview because Walters expressed the ides that the world held a large grey area? I love that. "Pity you" she said.
Maybe it was Hepburn. They don't make em like that anymore do they?
Not many.