When Legends Gather #471

William F. Buckley, Jr., Lauren Bacall and David Niven


Brent McKee said...

I honestly can't imagine a circumstance in which Betty Bacall would have anything nice to say about Bill Buckley - even the time of day.

SomeNYGuy said...

Well, look at his grin -- it's possible she just told him, in an amusing fashion, to eat shit and die.

Is that Shirley Temple lurking in the background on our right?

R.H. said...

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

David Niven.

Tommy O'C said...

It was the occasion of the marriage of David Niven's son, in London, July 8, 1968.

Actually, they were discussing the the presidential election in the fall. Bacall said, "I don't know who'd make a worse president, Bill, you or Nixon."
"Well, one of us is going to be president," Buckley said.
Bacall guffawed. "Not a chance."
Buckley: "How can you be so sure?"
"Let me put it this way, Bill," Bacall replied. "If Nixon wins, I'll blow you."

Hence, Buckley's huge grin.
"I believe I'll take you up on that, Betty, my dear," he said.