The Big Sleep

Bogart and Bacall in The Big Sleep (1946), photographed by Sidney Hickox, who also photographed Bogart and Bacall’s first film together, To Have and Have Not.

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Humphrey Bogart and Regis Toomey in an original publicity still for The Big Sleep (1946)

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Humphrey Bogart and Martha Vickers in an original publicity still for The Big Sleep (1946).  Just like Dolores Moran in To Have and Have Not, Martha learned that being the second female lead in a Howard Hawks/Bogart and Bacall picture is not necessarily a career boost.  Martha ended up with 30 acting credits in her career, through a 1960 tv episode

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Humphrey Bogart as detective Philip Marlowe in a publicity still for The Big Sleep (1946).

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

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The Big Sleep premiered Aug 22, 1946 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  It was Howard Hawks’ 31st film.

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The back of this publicity still reads

Warner Bros. actress Martha Vickers is currently appearing in “Hollywood Canteen” and will soon be seen in “The Big Sleep.”                        From:  Warner Bros. Studio, Burbank, California                   (Printed in U.S.A.)

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

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original half sheet poster for The Big Sleep (1946)

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

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Bogart and Bacall in The Big Sleep (1946)

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

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print ad for The Big Sleep (1946)

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banner for The Big Sleep (1946)

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English language poster for The Big Sleep (1946) of unknown origin.