Magritte’s mother was a suicidal woman, which led her husband, Magritte’s father, to lock her up in her room. One day, she escaped, and was found down a nearby river dead, having drowned herself. According to legend, 13 year old Magritte was there when they retrieved the body from the river. As she was pulled from the water, her dress covered her face. This later became a theme in many of Magritte’s paintings in the 1920’s, portraying people with cloth covering their faces. (source)
Billed as “the most exciting star team on the screen”, the Bacall - Bogart partnership produced performances that were charged with the pair’s electric chemistry. Though the onscreen partnership was brief, lasting only four films, it was legendary.