Credit where credit is due: I didn’t know Lauren Bacall was on Twitter until I read yesterday’s Jezebel roundup of all things in celebrity tweets, wherein my favorite actress and personal attitude icon — or someone doing an excellent job of posing as her — was highlighted for the following two missives (all errors [sic], and tweets reordered for the sake of linear logic):
“I’m so sorry you guys didn’t like my Studio 54 image simply because I was smoking,belive me there was far more worse things going on there.. / …then smoking! I was not expecting such negative feedback, ugh all this stress has made me want to light up and relax with a cigarette.”
Why is Lauren Bacall on Twitter, assuming this is really her? That’s a different blog post. But — wait, what kind of sanctimonious yahoo criticizes Lauren Bacall for smoking??? In 1977???? Here is the offending photo. To my eyes, it is the epitome of late-’70s New York City: casual glam, blazers and feathered hair and sunglasses at night. Everyone smoked then. But beyond that, we’re talking about a woman who was married to Humphrey Bogart. She starred in The Big Sleep and To Have and Have Not, two of the sexiest cigarette movies of all time. She’s basically the female iteration of the Marlboro Man. Griping about her nicotine habit is like complaining that W.C. Fields had a pineapple juice problem. Of course he did.
You can check out all of Ms. Bacall’s tweetering here; as of last night, she was still fighting back: “For all of you that do not like my tweets,” she wrote, “you can always unfollow me, Mrs.Hilton is on Twitter maybe her ‘twitts’ are more to your liking.” Hee hee.
Have you guys found any other unexpected celebrities on the tweeter machine? And do you support Ms. Bacall’s ability to light up at the gorgeously elegant age of 84? If so, give a whistle. You do know how to whistle, don’t you, PopWatchers?