TRIBUTE ~ AT THE BIJOU
BY ~ ABSOLUTELY*KATE
"I call upon you to draw from the depths of your being — to prove that we are a human race, to prove that our love outweighs our need to hate, that our compassion is more compelling than our need to blame."
~ Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, in acceptance speech on Oscar’s greatest night for the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her compassionate works in AIDS research and other world concerns. Naturally, the 1993 ovation was the longest in the Academy’s ‘standing’ history.
Vivian (Lauren Bacall), not talking about horses: “Speaking of horses, I like to play them myself. But I like to see them work out a little first, see if they’re front runners or come from behind, find out what their whole card is, what makes them run.”
Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart): “Find out mine?”
Vivian: “I think so.”
Marlowe: “Go ahead.”
Vivian: “I’d say you don’t like to be rated. You like to get out in front, open up a little lead, take a little breather in the backstretch, and then come home free.”
Marlowe: “You don’t like to be rated yourself.”
Vivian: "I haven’t met anyone yet that can do it. Any suggestions?"
Marlowe: “Well, I can’t tell till I’ve seen you over a distance of ground. You’ve got a touch of class, but I don’t know how far you can go.”
Vivian: “A lot depends on who’s in the saddle.”
~ THE BIG SLEEP … ABSOLUTELY*KATE’S hero,
RAYMOND CHANDLER at his usual best
“NOW AND THEN WE HAD A HOPE THAT IF WE LIVED AND WERE GOOD, GOD WOULD PERMIT US TO BE PIRATES.”
~ so spake MARK TWAIN when ABSOLUTELY*KATE told the tale of how HARBINGER*33 would sail … and 33 destinies would manifest … all the more, all the more.
Author ABSOLUTELY*KATE conjures NOIR … AT THE BIJOU and beyond
" Why don’t you come up and see us some time ~ for big joys? "
IMAGINATION HAS IT THAT SHE SAID ~
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? Ask me. I’ve touched it. I still have the scars. Why, I’ve gone all to pieces about several of those fellows."