Lauren Bacall Killed by Boston Herald

(Tip o’ the pixel to the Missus)

Yesterday’s Inside Track in the feisty local tabloid featured an interesting, if out-of-nowhere, profile of local photographer Sid Limitz.

Photographer captures heyday of Theatre District

Forty years ago, when he was just 17, Sid Limitz began working as a ticket taker in Boston’s Theatre District. He was walking past Screen Shot 2014-02-13 at 12.02.58 AMthe old Music Hall one night when Bette Midler came waltzing out the front door.

“I happened to be in the right place at the right time and there she was,” Limitz said. “I thought to myself, ‘This is a moment where someone should have a camera.’”

And so Sid asked for — and got — a camera for Christmas and he’s been taking pictures in the 
Theatre District ever since.

Limitz estimates that he has more than 800,000 shots he snapped in the area around the intersection of Tremont and Stuart streets. In the district’s theaters, comedy clubs, gay bars, concert venues and movie houses, Limitz encountered and photographed legends including Liza MinnelliLauren BacallElaine StritchDavid BowieFrank Zappa and more.


And then there was this:


Screen Shot 2014-02-12 at 11.44.58 PM


Amazingly, in the online edition of Wednesday’s Herald, Bacall is no longer dead.

As a member of the theatrical employees union, Sid worked with Bacall in the Theatre District twice — in 1999 for “Waiting in the Screen Shot 2014-02-12 at 11.45.50 PMWings” at the Colonial and in the ’80s when she did “Love Letters” at The Wilbur with Richard 
Kiley. But his favorite pic of the great actress was snapped outside the Harvard Club in 1980, when 
Bacall came to celebrate the late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy’s 50th birthday with the clan.


Tell you what – if Bogie were alive now, there’d be hell to pay for this.

P.S. Raise your hand if you thought today’s Herald would run a Correction.

Us neither.


3 Responses to Lauren Bacall Killed by Boston Herald

  1. Bob Gardner says:

    On the other hand, I haven’t been able to find any mention in the Globe today of the death of Doug Mohns. Mohns was one the great Bruins from the 1950’s and “60’s. Mohns was considered to be one of the best Bruin players at that time and (if I remember right) was one of the few players of that era who wore a helmet.
    Mohn’s death was reported in the NY Times today but my search of turned up nothing. That’s especially ironic, since not only did he play in Boston, but (according to the Times) was a resident of Bedford Mass at the time of his death.

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