Latest in the BBC2 TALKNG PICTURES series featured LAUREN BACALL who was always a good interviewee.
THE MICHAEL PARKINSON SHOW,1976:
“What can you do at 18 when you know nothing….have very limited acting experience,very little life experience. How sophisticated can you be for heavens sake.
But if you have a deep voice and HOWARD HAWKS writes your dialogue and directs you and lights you correctly – you can be anything.”
“There is nothing you can do to erase an image. Once you have made a hit in a certain kind of role, there is no way to lose that identity..people just see you that way.”
INTERVIEW WITH FILM CRITIC BARRY NORMAN 1975:
“Bogie never interfered in my career at all. He never tried to get me a part.”
TERRY WOGAN SHOW, 1986:
“Jack Warner felt we should do as we were told.Unfortunately he didn’t have a lot of taste in choosing parts in films,so if you wanted to do something better,you were in trouble.”
“Moss Hart, a fine playwright and director told me after TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT, ‘You understand of course you have nowhere to go but down!”
INTERVIEW WITH MARK COUSINS 2000:
“Charles Boyer was such a sweet man,such a lovely man.
If I’d had the care from Hawks (who was furious I went off with Bogie), that movie (CONFIDENTIAL AGENT) never would have happened.”
The programme reminded us that at the age of 84, Lauren was awarded an honorary Oscar.