Talk of when Lauren Bacall first met Humphrey Bogart:
When Lauren Bacall first met Humphrey Bogart, she was only 19 and he was 44. All the odds were against him, and Bacall’s family and friends tried to talk her out of getting involved with him:
Bacall’s mother was strongly against her daughter being married to “an elderly alcoholic,” while [director Howard] Hawks energetically warned her about Bogart’s womanizing, promising her she would end up abandoned pretty soon.
Have you ever been a wing man for a buddy? If you want to be a good wing man, all you need to do is to tell girls to stay away from your friend because he’s trouble. Then step back and watch the fireworks.
And another thing:
Much later, Bacall said, “Just looking at him could make me tremble. When he took my hand in his, the feeling caught me in the pit of my stomach — his hand was warm, protecting, and full of love. When he saw me at the beginning of the day and when he called me on the telephone, his first words were always, ‘Hello, Baby.’ ”
I have used the baby line to great effect over the course of my life. Sweetheart works pretty good too.
She added that “I was a complete virgin when I met him. He was my mentor, my teacher and the love of my life. I remember every word he ever said to me.”
That right there was key to the success of their marriage. Fun-da-men-tal.