All That Glitters is Not Gold is a series of brass multiples created to go with Casting Couch. In Casting Couch, fourteen Old Hollywood actresses are cited. In their heyday, their own thoughts and opinions were often silenced. These multiples were created to represent their voice and to encourage conversation.
The multiples are small works of art that can be displayed, but can also be worn as jewelry. Because of the two magnets, the sky is the limit.
Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske in 1924 in New York City, U.S. to a Romanian Jewish immigrant mother and an American father of Polish Jewish ancestry. Her family was middle-class, but her parents divorced when Betty was five. She rarely saw her father after that.
After school, she entered modeling and was featured on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar. The wife of director Howard Hawks spotted the cover and arranged with her husband to have Lauren take a screen test. As a result, she was given a part in To Have and Have Not in 1944, playing opposite Humphrey Bogart, when she was 19 years old. The two fell in love and married in 1945.
In 1957, Bogart died of throat cancer and Bacall’s movie career was on the decline. She moved back to New York City, where she appeared in several Broadway plays to huge critical acclaim. Lauren was away from the big screen for five years, but she returned in 1964. From here on she continued to alternate her time between the stage and the screen.
In 1997, Lauren appeared in The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996), in one of the best roles of her later career, where she was nominated as Best Actress in a Supporting Role by both the Academy and the Golden Globes, winning the Golden Globe for the role.
Lauren Bacall died on 12 August 2014, five weeks short of her 90th birthday.