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The High Point Coffee Gal

Let's discuss the High Point Coffee Gal. The Gal even did a special guest appearance in the Fancy Feast commercials, but have never seen her in anything before or after. That voice is so synonymous with High Point Coffee.

Does DL have any insight?

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by Anonymousreply 119May 14, 2024 12:09 AM

Like Betty Bacall would ever thank a doorman....

by Anonymousreply 1September 5, 2023 3:17 AM

She did once, however, thank a door, man....

For putting me on the other side of it.

by Anonymousreply 2September 5, 2023 3:20 AM

Both the doorman and chauffeur later said that between takes Miss Bacall threw cups of scalding High Point in their faces.

by Anonymousreply 3September 5, 2023 3:22 AM

Poor dear...she sank low...

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by Anonymousreply 4September 5, 2023 3:28 AM

This is the worst one

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by Anonymousreply 5September 5, 2023 3:29 AM


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by Anonymousreply 6September 5, 2023 3:30 AM

Really what else was she in?

by Anonymousreply 7September 5, 2023 3:31 AM

Fancy Feast!

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by Anonymousreply 8September 5, 2023 3:32 AM

My favorite spokescreature after the Pillsbury Doughboy

by Anonymousreply 9September 5, 2023 3:32 AM

The Sherry Vine parody.

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by Anonymousreply 10September 5, 2023 3:36 AM

Writing is a coffee lover's dream

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by Anonymousreply 11September 5, 2023 3:40 AM

Bacall threw a whole pot of scalding High Point at Bonnie Franklin during Applause rehearsals.

Like Michael Jackson and his Pepsi commercial, Bonnie suffered 2nd degree burns on her scalp, burning her hair off.

Bonnie threatened to sue, and Betty called her good friend Truman Capote, crying and begging for help-Bonnie threatened to take The Dakota apartment and Bogie’s old suits in the settlement.

Queen Capote, seizing on the opportunity to have leverage over a cunt like Lauren Bacall, called up his friends The Paleys and needled them for help.

Bill Paley signed Bonnie to a CBS contract, and had her sit on her bony ass for a couple of years, until he got fed up paying the evil dwarf for doing nothing, and forced Norman Lear to cast her on One Day At A Time.

Later, after the Paleys stopped speaking to the Paleys, and Babe Paley died, Bill Paley was overheard saying, “not only did that queer kill my wife, he forced me to give Bonnie Fucking Franklin a job.”

So next time a 600 post One Day at a Time thread appears here, blame Bacall and Capote.

PS-Bonnie’s hair didn’t grow back for several years, which is why she has that ugly mushroom cap hair in the first seasons of One Day at a Time-it’s a wig.

by Anonymousreply 12September 5, 2023 3:46 AM

She was in The Fan.

by Anonymousreply 13September 5, 2023 3:46 AM

I still possess the Arby’s winter tulip tumblers she sponsored during the Carter administration.

by Anonymousreply 14September 5, 2023 4:04 AM

My favorite time of day is night.

by Anonymousreply 15September 5, 2023 4:19 AM

“Selling out” in commercials = having an Only Fans today.

by Anonymousreply 16September 5, 2023 4:22 AM

Betty's coffee career started opposite her hubby, Jason Robards

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by Anonymousreply 17September 5, 2023 4:33 AM

You'd expect someone like her to phone it in but she's actually trying really hard to sell that shitty coffee. She took the job seriously.

by Anonymousreply 18September 5, 2023 4:46 AM

R18, no kidding, you can easily imagine the 18,000 different line readings she practiced in the mirror at home of "You're going to love it" before finally settling on the one where she goes up on the word love.

by Anonymousreply 19September 5, 2023 4:56 AM

Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t Emma Stone’s character reference these ads in La La Land?

by Anonymousreply 20September 5, 2023 5:00 AM

A new high point for her fans: You can now buy her ring, whistle, and locket.

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by Anonymousreply 21September 5, 2023 5:08 AM

Since you all were of no help I used Google to confirm Emma’s High Point impression was actually in Crazy, Stupid, Love (one of her other films with Ryan Gosling)!

See 00:01:17 at the link…

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by Anonymousreply 22September 5, 2023 8:13 AM


Wait. Wait. Is this true?

by Anonymousreply 23September 5, 2023 9:03 AM

Betty just loved playing the thea-tuh star in that era! Shame that June Allyson stole the Depends commercials from her after drinking all that High Point!

by Anonymousreply 24September 5, 2023 9:27 AM

R24 Hi, I’m June Allyson. While I’m talking to you, I’m takin’ a dump.

by Anonymousreply 25September 5, 2023 9:59 AM

I would love any of those jewelry items up for auction. Who wants to buy me the heart locket with "Baby, here's my heart -Bogie" inscribed? Only $20K.

by Anonymousreply 26September 5, 2023 11:04 AM

In life and in love, Lauren Bacall was never ashamed of prostituting herself to the highest bidder. You don’t see that kind of work ethic much these days.

by Anonymousreply 27September 5, 2023 11:15 AM

Kawfee LOVAH!

by Anonymousreply 28September 5, 2023 11:58 AM

I'm actually a little surprised her kids don't want to keep those wedding rings for sentimental reasons. I mean we know what an uber bitch she was, but by all accounts it seems she was a loving and somewhat devoted Mom to her childrens. I mean her career probably came first, but it usually did with actresses in those days.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't recall her kids ever claiming she was a horrible, abusive mother.

Are they so strapped for cash that they need to sell their parents wedding rings? I thought they inherited several million dollars? Is it gone already?

by Anonymousreply 29September 5, 2023 12:40 PM


by Anonymousreply 30September 5, 2023 1:15 PM

I think we should all write to that address they give in the commercial for the free sample packets and see what happens!

by Anonymousreply 31September 5, 2023 1:27 PM

Drag queens like the one at R10 really do ruin everything.

by Anonymousreply 32September 5, 2023 1:32 PM

Don’t forget, she hawked Fords as well…

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by Anonymousreply 33September 5, 2023 1:34 PM

Well, the maintenance fees at the Dakota don’t pay themselves.

by Anonymousreply 34September 5, 2023 1:39 PM

All that THEA-TUH talk and haughty 1930's mid-Atlantic accent she pulls off....... can you imagine the delicious camp fest it wouldda been if she had teamed-up with Phylicia Rashad for one of those High Point commercials? I think the overload would have created a new form of fusion energy that would have powered Humanity forever or just created a super massive black hole and sucked us all in.

Rashad and Bacall!

by Anonymousreply 35September 5, 2023 1:46 PM

Share a moment with Lauren Bacall





NumbAH one with me!

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by Anonymousreply 36September 5, 2023 3:50 PM

Was she just a commercial actress?

by Anonymousreply 37September 5, 2023 3:51 PM

She also sang, r37.

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by Anonymousreply 38September 5, 2023 3:55 PM

R38 I don't think so

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by Anonymousreply 39September 5, 2023 3:57 PM

[quote] Was she just a commercial actress?

Oh, she made a few films, but not the kind that would be shown in polite company.

by Anonymousreply 40September 5, 2023 3:57 PM

Then, I purrrrrrrrrr

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by Anonymousreply 41September 5, 2023 3:57 PM

OP the gal was actually Leonard Nimoy in a wig, a little known fact these days.

Nimoy couldn’t do a female voice, so they had Ernest Borgnine do a female voice and edited it in. Sales skyrocketed!

by Anonymousreply 42September 5, 2023 3:58 PM


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by Anonymousreply 43September 5, 2023 3:59 PM


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by Anonymousreply 44September 5, 2023 4:00 PM

Arby's makes feel INTENSE JOY!

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by Anonymousreply 45September 5, 2023 4:08 PM

I love my sixth cup of coffee

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by Anonymousreply 46September 5, 2023 4:12 PM

OP, she did a few promotional spots for us at one point.

by Anonymousreply 47September 5, 2023 4:22 PM

Good taste is easy to recognize!

by Anonymousreply 48September 5, 2023 4:32 PM

100% r23

by Anonymousreply 49September 5, 2023 4:52 PM

I pour my rich High Point over my delectable Fancy Feast. You can't imagine the FLAVAH!

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by Anonymousreply 50September 5, 2023 5:23 PM

Bacall would have made a great Helen Lawson!

by Anonymousreply 51September 5, 2023 5:24 PM

This little fella spoofed Betty Bacall's career "High Point" a dozen years ago... wonder if he's on DL now?!

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by Anonymousreply 52September 5, 2023 5:28 PM

She also sang sorta.

Fixed for R38

by Anonymousreply 53September 5, 2023 5:28 PM

My favorite version. And he perfectly hits the :30 mark.

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by Anonymousreply 54September 5, 2023 5:29 PM

R54 You made my day!😂

by Anonymousreply 55September 5, 2023 5:30 PM

[quote]Bacall would have made a great Helen Lawson!

And a fabulous Phyllis.

by Anonymousreply 56September 5, 2023 5:32 PM

She was the inspiration for and almost the voice of Cruella de Vil

by Anonymousreply 57September 5, 2023 5:44 PM

OT, but can anyone find the video of the two young boys acting out MOMMIE DEAREST?

by Anonymousreply 58September 5, 2023 6:55 PM

If Agnes Moorehead passed on “Bewitched”, the equally witchy-looking Lauren Bacall would’ve been perfect in the role of Endora.

by Anonymousreply 59September 5, 2023 8:48 PM

Royal Caribbean Cruise 1994

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by Anonymousreply 60September 5, 2023 8:52 PM

Elders, did anyone actually try High Point Coffee? Was it really that good? Why was the brand discontinued so soon - was it a flop?

by Anonymousreply 61September 5, 2023 8:57 PM

Spray n' Wash Gets Out What America Gets Into

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by Anonymousreply 62September 5, 2023 8:58 PM

How many commercials did this woman do?

She was bought by Maxwell House, High Point Coffee, Ford, Spray n' Wash, Arby's, Royal Caribbean Cruise, and what else?

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by Anonymousreply 63September 5, 2023 9:01 PM

R17 Dick and Laura Petrie had nothing to worry about from those two

by Anonymousreply 64September 5, 2023 9:20 PM


Excuse me

by Anonymousreply 65September 5, 2023 9:20 PM

Why was her1985 signature perfume Cuntress a flop?

by Anonymousreply 66September 5, 2023 9:24 PM

It smelled like Fancy Feast r66

by Anonymousreply 67September 5, 2023 9:27 PM

R29 her son wrote a pretty good memoir about trying to learn about his father (Bogart). She comes across as brittle, harsh and judgey but not a bad mother. He seems to get a kick out of her in spite of her sourness. She’s with him on many of his excursions to research Bogart. Can’t remember the name of the book and too lazy to look it up. It’s worth a read, though. Son’s name if Steven, I think.

by Anonymousreply 68September 5, 2023 9:32 PM

For someone who tried to present herself in a sort of patrician manner, she sure hawked a lot of downmarket brands.

Instead of Arby’s, Ford and Tuesday Morning, couldn’t her agents have gotten her more upscale products, like Perrier, Bloomingdales and Audi or something?

by Anonymousreply 69September 5, 2023 9:58 PM

The Dakota ain't cheap.

by Anonymousreply 70September 5, 2023 10:05 PM

Guess Betty didn't have the financial security to pick and choose... probably one of the reasons she was so prickly and bitter...

by Anonymousreply 71September 5, 2023 10:24 PM

R71 no shit. That’s how she came across when she walked up to me and said that’s MY Oscar after the show. I told her bitch they’ll have to give you an honorary one because you’re not getting this one. Now go have some High Point and learn to accept defeat graciously.

by Anonymousreply 72September 5, 2023 10:54 PM

The voice:

1/3 Mid Atlantic

1/3 Lifelong Smoker

1/3 Not Giving Two Fucks About Anything but Herself

by Anonymousreply 73September 5, 2023 10:56 PM

I believe the kid at R52 and R53 grew up to be a regular straight guy, though raised by a gay couple. I can't find the more recent videos of him now, though.

by Anonymousreply 74September 6, 2023 12:10 AM

Javi the Botox queen who at 31 thought he was so old looking got Botox and looks exactly the same.

by Anonymousreply 75September 6, 2023 12:20 AM

It's okay. Movies and stage work aren't for everyone

by Anonymousreply 76September 6, 2023 12:37 AM

Are you bitches for real? "That High Point Gal" is a legend.

But you can't have her. Stay away! She's mine. And I have all the necessary equipment to make her very happy.

by Anonymousreply 77September 6, 2023 12:39 AM

I think she did some movie with Marylin Monroe and Bettie Gable.

by Anonymousreply 78September 6, 2023 12:51 AM

“After lunch, I head upstairs…to the HEALTH SPA”

by Anonymousreply 79September 6, 2023 12:55 AM

Too bad Miss Bacall never found time to do a "Love Boat": their "health spa" included the option to snort lines of coke off Gopher's dick while Speedo-clad Isaac served Irish coffees.

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by Anonymousreply 81September 6, 2023 1:29 PM

[Quote] After lunch, I head upstairs…to the HEALTH SPA

^^What a sloven statement!

I go to THE HEALTH SPA after breakfast. In the AM!

by Anonymousreply 82September 6, 2023 3:12 PM

Does the spa have flavAH?

by Anonymousreply 83September 6, 2023 3:25 PM

Please post more commercials with her! I haven't found any new ones

by Anonymousreply 84September 6, 2023 8:47 PM

That accent is NOT mid-Atlantic…🫣

by Anonymousreply 85September 7, 2023 1:47 AM

Mid-East River?

by Anonymousreply 86September 7, 2023 2:55 AM

Jewish New York?

by Anonymousreply 87September 7, 2023 3:13 AM

That’s not a Ford, r33, it’s the new FAWD FAAHRMONT FEWCHURAH! It has flavAH!

by Anonymousreply 88September 7, 2023 3:18 AM

A gal's gotta eat.

by Anonymousreply 89September 7, 2023 3:21 AM

Was the coffee good?

by Anonymousreply 90September 7, 2023 3:22 AM

R89 are you sure? She looked like she lived off ciggies and High Point.

by Anonymousreply 91September 7, 2023 3:24 AM

R91 what's wrong with that?

by Anonymousreply 92September 7, 2023 3:52 AM

R92, I can only imagine how frequently her toilet had to be cleaned...

by Anonymousreply 93September 7, 2023 4:04 AM

R88, please also note that it's a FAWD FAWDAW.

by Anonymousreply 94September 7, 2023 12:02 PM

So, what happened to her???

by Anonymousreply 95September 11, 2023 12:20 AM

Well, OP, this terrible thing happened to her granddaughter...

by Anonymousreply 96September 11, 2023 12:32 AM

Her reading in the Ford commercial was surprisingly unaffected

by Anonymousreply 97September 11, 2023 12:34 AM

High Point is now Folgers Decaf

by Anonymousreply 98September 11, 2023 12:52 AM

R98 No. High Point is now Caffeine Free Diet Dr. Pepper

by Anonymousreply 99September 11, 2023 1:02 AM

Meth is the new High Point.

by Anonymousreply 100September 11, 2023 1:03 AM

The ghost of Bonnie Franklin showed up at the Dakota one night and suffocated the old bitch with a Tuesday Morning accent pillow r95.

And High Point is now an extra strength degreaser marketed under the Formula 409 label.

by Anonymousreply 101September 11, 2023 1:04 AM

Someone from DL has been at the High Point Wikipedia.

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by Anonymousreply 102September 11, 2023 1:36 AM

R102 that's hilarious. It is written like that Betty Bacall ending her endorsement ruined the product.

by Anonymousreply 103September 11, 2023 1:47 AM

so, what is she really doing now??????

by Anonymousreply 104September 20, 2023 5:32 PM

She's fine. She sends her love.

by Anonymousreply 105September 20, 2023 7:42 PM

...and Broadway musical remakes on the horizon?

by Anonymousreply 106September 20, 2023 8:41 PM

What did she do to gain such a highly coveted position?

by Anonymousreply 107September 20, 2023 8:43 PM

She had flavAH!

by Anonymousreply 108September 21, 2023 1:53 AM

Deep BARITONE flav-AH!

by Anonymousreply 109September 21, 2023 10:31 PM

Didn't Dixie Csrter also do a fancy feast and coffeemate commercial? Or was that Bacall I mistook for DC.

by Anonymousreply 110September 21, 2023 10:54 PM


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by Anonymousreply 111January 13, 2024 2:41 AM

ONLY on DL would a post about the "High Point Coffee Gal" achieve 111 responses.

by Anonymousreply 112January 13, 2024 2:48 AM

R11 This one here had to be improvised

by Anonymousreply 113January 13, 2024 2:50 AM

Love how she needs this full coffee service set up in her car when the distance between the Dakota and the theater district is about two - two and a half miles.

by Anonymousreply 114January 13, 2024 3:17 AM

Pretty sure she did a voiceover ad for Disneyworld around 1985-86.

“Walt Disney World! Surprised?”

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by Anonymousreply 116January 13, 2024 2:33 PM

She was even partially spoofed on SNL this weekend

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by Anonymousreply 117May 13, 2024 11:31 PM

Partially spoofed?

Maya was channeling Bacall throughout that entire segment.

I kept waiting for Maya to say, "Fla-VAH"

Clearly there is a DataLounger on the SNL writing staff, because that segment was pure DalaLounge!

by Anonymousreply 118May 13, 2024 11:48 PM

R118 And Faye Dunaway

by Anonymousreply 119May 14, 2024 12:09 AM
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