A Woman of Strength and Conviction

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The first time that I ever saw Lauren Bacall in a film, it was with Humphrey Bogart in, “To Have or Have Not.”  She had an intensity in her eyes that I had never quite seen before, and she used them so effectively that she created a signature pose called, “The Look.”  It created a sultry appearance, with her chin practically touching her neck, with those penetrating eyes staring straight up at the camera.  Very few people realized that this was not a look that she had intended for superficial reasons, but rather it was due to her nerves.  It was the only way that she could keep from trembling in front of the camera.

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