Wow, the March 2011 issue of Vanity Fair has a hell of a piece on Lauren Bacall, which includes her discussing a 1958 brief engagement to Frank Sinatra.
In 1958, Sinatra proposed. “I questioned nothing. That was my trouble—one of my troubles,” she says. The night of their engagement, they went to the Imperial Gardens restaurant on the Sunset Strip. “A young girl came over for autographs,” writes Bacall in By Myself. “Frank handed me the paper napkin and pen. As I started to write, he said, ‘Put down your new name.’ So ‘Lauren Bacall’ was followed by ‘Betty Sinatra.’ It looked funny, but he asked for it and he got it. I often wondered what became of that paper napkin.”