Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in opening credits to The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks, 1946)
The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks, 1946)
Lauren Bacall in publicity still for The Big Sleep (1946, dir. Howard Hawks)
She was worth a stare. She was trouble.
She was tall and rangy and strong-looking. She had a good mouth and a good chin. There was a sulky droop to her lips and the lower lip was full. She had a drink. She took a swallow from it and gave me a cool level stare over the rim of the glass.
-Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep (1939)