Louise Dahl-Wolfe is credited with discovering Bacall while working for Diane Vreeland at Harper’s Bazaar.

On a visit to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on February 10, 1945, Bacall’s press agent, chief of publicity at Warner Bros. Charlie Enfield, asked the 20-year-old Bacall to sit on the piano which was being played by Vice-President of the United States Harry S. Truman. The photos caused controversy and made worldwide headlines. (VIA WIKIPEDIA)


  1. George Kaplan

    Bozhe Moi! That is a ravishing, unaffected, joyful picture… Gee, how uptight they must have been for that to be scandalous 🙂 I’m crazy about how she looks in her outfit too, better than in the posed shots!

  2. George Kaplan

    “suspended for three days for exposing her elbows”…oh the brazen hussy! Seriously, it’s amazing how times change. Suspended for exposing elbows…wow.
    Yours, George Riff Raff 😉

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