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Few Hollywood romances were as legendary as Bogie and Bacall’s. The beautiful Betty was only 19 when she met Humphrey (who was married at the time) on the set of their upcoming movie ‘To Have And Have Not’ in 1944. However their 25 year age gap and Bogart’s marital status didn’t seem to stop a romance from forming between the two stars. After divorcing his wife in February, 1945, he proposed to Bacall and Bogie and his ‘Baby’ were married just months later on May 21st, 1945 at Malabar Farm in Ohio. They stayed blissfully wed, had two children together and were very much in love with each other until his untimely death in 1957. At Bogie’s funeral, Bacall placed a small golden whistle that had once been a part of a charm bracelet he had given to her before they married. It was inscribed with a quote from their first movie together - "If you want anything, just whistle."
1944 - To Have And Have Not | WATCH/DOWNLOAD registration not required!
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Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Nunally Johnson, and Marilyn Monroe at the premiere of How To Marry A Millionaire.
May 21st, 1945: Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall’s wedding in Mansfield, Ohio. Photographed by Ed Clark.
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in The Big Sleep (1946)
"One night she (Katie) had Spencer Tracy, James Cagney, Bogie, and me for dinner. The three actors were contemporaries - each had left his individual mark - and they liked and admired each other. As they exchanged stories and reminisced, Katie and I sat spellbound. This is the only time I can remember that we both shut up. We just sat listening, and I, for one, felt privileged to be there…. It was an unforgettable night. Katie and I sat on the floor at their feet, of course."
Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, 1946.
A funny excerpt from Lauren Bacall’s ‘By Myself and then some’