A $26 Million Central Park Luxury Apartment
Lauren Bacall owned a fabulous apartment on Manhattan’s better side, overlooking Central Park. She didn’t just own it, she lived in it for years up until her death. All three of her children, her daughter and two sons, were raised there. Filled with countless collectibles and keepsakes from her mythical career, her home contained her heart and soul.
In 2014, a month before her 90th birthday, Bacall passed and left her belongings behind. When her 4,000-square-foot home went on the market, it was listed for $26 million.
Lauren Bacall & Humphrey Bogart
Lauren Bacall made a huge splash in Hollywood when she starred opposite Humphrey Bogart in To Have and Have Not. She shook the scene. With “the look,” her trademark pose, and her phenomenal film success, she landed herself amongst the company of Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell practically overnight. Her deep, sophisticated voice and enchanting eyes instantly mesmerized onlookers, including Humphrey Bogart, who proposed to her a year later. The romance they screened was genuine and passionate. Offset, they were tumbling wildly in love.
When the 19-year-old aspiring actress came to Hollywood, she was Ms. Betty Joan Perske. On screen, she became Lauren Bacall. Her Hollywood manager, film director Howard Hawks, changed her name to Lauren, but let her choose her much-adored mother’s maiden name, “Bacal.” However, she went through life preferring to be called “Betty.” When she met her co-star, “Bogie”, he was 44 and on his third marriage. Despite the 25-year age difference, the two stars from Hollywood’s golden age married a year after the film was released.