A Humphrey Bogart photographic archive of portraits, candids, and selected scene stills

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A Humphrey Bogart photographic archive of portraits, candids, and selected scene stills

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A Humphrey Bogart photographic archive of portraits, candids, and selected scene stills
Comprising approximately 78 silver gelatin photographs, the majority of which are 8 x 10 in.; a 40 pp program from The Music Box Theatre, Nov. 30, 1925, in which Bogart appeared in the stage play, Cradle Snatchers as the character Jose Vallejo (he is fourth from the bottom in the credits); and two 1 p promotional pieces for The Wagons Roll at Night (1941) and All Through the Night (1942). Many of the photos in this lot have informational snipes and stamps on the reverse. Included in the archive are scene stills from many of his films including but not limited to Black Legion (1937); The Maltese Falcon (1941); Casablanca (1942); To Have and Have Not (1944); and The Big Sleep (1946); publicity portraits, as well as candid photos with wife Lauren Bacall and others; publicity portraits of Bacall alone; and behind-the-scenes filming shots. Bogart's long-running contract with Warner Bros. saw his career start with small but strong supporting parts, mostly as gangsters or thugs, to leading men roles in films such as Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon. In the years since his death in 1958, his image and unique screen persona have catapulted him to almost mythic proportions.
8 x 10 in. and smaller
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A Humphrey Bogart photographic archive of portraits, candids, and selected scene stills
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