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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Meyers, Jeffrey C.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1997
|Named Person:||Humphrey Bogart; Humphrey Bogart|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Jeffrey C Meyers
|Notes:||"A Peter Davison book."|
|Description:||x, 369 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Responsibility:||Jeffrey C. Meyers.|
him in Warner Brothers gangster films for a decade. He broke through to stardom after he teamed up with John Huston in The Maltese Falcon, and took his place in the Hollywood firmament with the legendary acting ensemble of Casablanca. He survived three tempestuous and childless marriages (his third wife, Mayo Methot, whom he nicknamed "Sluggy," went so far as to stab him), but at the height of his career he found happiness, and children, with the youthful Lauren Bacall.
Jeffrey Meyers, the distinguished literary biographer, enlarges the scope of his biographical gift by concentrating on an actor. He cuts through Hollywood hype and gossip to get at the human and artistic qualities that made Bogart great. The biographer of Hemingway sees in Bogart many of the characteristics shared by the supreme novelist and treats Bogart as a professional actor, conveying his ways of working, his dedication and concentration on the set, his love of.
privacy, his caustic wit and plain life as well as his stoical and tragic way of dying.