Wednesday, August 13, 2014

An Appropriate Homage


In light of the recent death of Lauren Bacall and the screen legend's stand against the House Un-American Activities Committee hearings of the late-1940s (left), I think the use of her iconic image and famous "You know how to whistle" quote in the above 2013 pro-whistle blower cartoon by Mr. Fish serves as an appropriate homage.

Related Off-site Links:
Lauren Bacall, Hollywood's Icon of Cool, Dies at 89 – Mike Barnes and Duane Byrge (The Hollywood Reporter via Yahoo! News, August 12, 2014).
What the Media Isn't Telling You About Lauren Bacall: She Was a True-Blue, Left-of-Center, Liberal Democrat Her Whole Life – Clancy Sigal (AlterNet, August 14, 2014).
Lauren Bacall: 23 Unforgettable Moments from a Dazzling Life – Richard Rushfield (Yahoo! Movies, August 12, 2014).
Remembering Lauren Bacall's Unforgettable 'Whistle' from To Have and Have Not – Haley Blum (USA Today, August 12, 2014).
Lauren Bacall: Hollywood's Most Beautiful Face – Sali Hughes (The Guardian, August 13, 2014).
"The Stuff I Saw Really Began to Disturb Me": How the U.S. Drone War Pushed Snowden to Leak NSA DocsDemocracy Now! (May 13, 2014).
Edward Snowden: Surveillance, Spying Practices Have Brought U.S. to "Brink of the Abyss" – Kasia Anderson (Truth Dig, August 13, 2014).
Obama's War on Whistleblowers – Peter Van Buren (Mother Jones, June 12, 2012).

Something Special: Lauren Bacall's 1989 appearance on The Dame Edna Experience.

Recommended Book: By Myself and Then Some by Lauren Bacall (It Books, 2006).

Image: "You Know How to Whistle" by Mr. Fish (Truth Dig, June 16, 2013).

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