Bogart and Bacall

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall dining at The Mocambo, c1945.

Bogart and Bacall

Bogart and Bacall (1945), the year they were married. They had made The Big Sleep, their follow up with Howard Hawks to To Have and Have Not, but it wasn’t released until 1946.

Bogart and Bacall

Bogart and Bacall (1945)

Bogart and Bacall

Bogart and Bacall revisit To Have and Have Not on Lux Radio Theater, broadcast Oct 14, 1946.

The Big Sleep

Bogart and Bacall in a publicity still for The Big Sleep (1946).

The Big Sleep

original publicity still for The Big Sleep (1946) with Bogart and Bacall, Louis Jean Heydt and Sonia Darren

The Big Sleep

sepia tinted publicity still for The Big Sleep (1946) including Bogart and Bacall

The Big Sleep

Bogart and Bacall in The Big Sleep (1946)

The Big Sleep

Bogart and Bacall in a sepia tinted publicity still for The Big Sleep (1946)

The Big Sleep

Bogart and Bacall in an original publicity still for The Big Sleep (1946)

The Big Sleep

Leigh Brackett and Howard Hawks get away with some outrageous sexual innuendo in this scene from The Big Sleep (1946).  Leigh would collaborate with Hawks on most everything else in Hawks’ career, through El Dorado (1967).   Hawks was unaware Leigh was a woman, until their first meeting.

The Big Sleep

Bogart and Bacll in an original publicity still for The Big Sleep (1946), another big Howard Hawks hit at Warner Brothers.

The Big Sleep

Bogart and Bacall in a publicity still for The Big Sleep (1946).  It was re-cut with 15 minutes more of the just married couple.  It made the plot incomprehensible, but if anybody notices, it’s of no concern, since all the scenes are in the best Hawks style.

The Big Sleep

foreign dvd poster from an original for The Big Sleep (1946)

The Big Sleep

Bogart and Bacall in The Big Sleep (1946)