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Why no future Hollywood star could ever match Lauren Bacall’s allure

Vanessa Thorpe, The Observer: “The female icons of Hollywood’s golden age were glamorous and – thanks to studios’ image control – untouchable. But was fame any easier to deal with than in today’s internet age?”