When I met Lauren Bacall in 1980 I'd only seen here in television and in the star-studded Murder on the Orient Express.
I stopped in at Blackwell's, the Oxford bookseller, one day looking for something else. They didn't do booksignings much, but there was a sign and a line and there she was.
Lauren Bacall radiated the star power of a Mexican border radio station.
She caught my eye and boy howdy I was in line with a copy of her book, Me.
I don't remember what we talked about when I reached her in line. I just remember thinking if she asked me to marry her on the spot, I'd have said yes on the spot.
And that's how I met one of the great Hollywood legends, who has died at the age of 89.