Kim Klausner

Kim Klausner has a Masters in History from San Francisco State University where she wrote her thesis on Tima Ludins Tomash, a Jewish political activist and New York City Teachers Union member. Klausner was one of the founders of OUT/LOOK: National Lesbian and Gay Quarterly and has worked in community-based archives for the past ten years.

Articles by this author

Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall’s 1944 Hollywood debut in To Have and Have Not catapulted this young Jewish actress into instant stardom. Costarring with her husband-to-be, Humphrey Bogart, Bacall soon became known for “The Look”—downturned head, eyes looking up, suggestive of a young woman sexually wise beyond her years. She and Bogart were one of Hollywood’s most famous couples, both on screen and off, and Bacall was famous for her characterizations of women whose strong will complemented, rather than detracted from, their sexual attraction.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Kim Klausner." (Viewed on February 19, 2020) <>.


Help us elevate the voices of Jewish women.

donate now

Get JWA in your inbox