Bacall on Truman’s Piano

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Lauren Bacall sits atop the piano as Vice-President Harry S. Truman plays the piano. The photo that caused controversy and made headlines was a deliberately planned photo-op. On her visit to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on February 10, 1945, Bacall was asked by her press agent and chief of publicity atWarner Bros. Charlie Enfield to sit on the piano which was being played by the vice-president. The actress was not amused and she later confided that Truman played piano “badly, playing the Missouri Waltz, or something”.

7 thoughts on “Bacall on Truman’s Piano

  1. If I could play the piano, I am certain that I would not play the piano well with that dish on top of it. (Especially thinking about what Bess would say.)

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