The Big Sleep

Lauren Bacall in a publicity still for The Big Sleep (1946)

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The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep (1946) is ranked number 2 on Golddberby’s list of Howard Hawks’ 20 Greatest Films,

Perhaps I would rank this a little lower, in fourth behind Rio Bravo and Bringing Up Baby.

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foreign poster for The Big Sleep (1946) with Martha Vickers instead of Lauren Bacall

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original advertising pressbook for The Big Sleep (1946)

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Martha Vickers as Carmen Sternwood in a publicity still for The Big Sleep (1946)

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foreign flyer for The Big Sleep (1946)

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Martha Vickers in a Warner Brothers publicity still.  Martha was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and had 33 acting credits from an uncredited bit in Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man in 1943, to two episodes of a 1960 tv series.  The Big Sleep was her ninth film, and first credit as Martha Vickers.  Her previous films, when she was credited, were under Martha MacVicar.

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original publicity still (1946)

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Humphrey Bogart as Philip Marlowe in a scene from The Big Sleep (1946)

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John Ridgely draws a weapon on Elisha Cook Jr in a scene from The Big Sleep (1946)

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Bogart and Bacall and a dead guy in a scene from The Big Sleep (1946)

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trailer for The Big Sleep (1946)

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print ad for The Big Sleep (1946)

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Today’s posts are reblogs of various tumblr gifs, including Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep (1946)

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The back of this publicity still reads

3.  (H B Pub A300)

“The Look,” Lauren Bacall checks the steering gear preparatory to setting sail around the waters around Balboa, California.   Lauren and Humphrey Bogart, who star together in Warner’s  “The Big Sleep,” are two of the most avid sailing enthusiasts in Hollywood.”

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