The Big Sleep

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

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To Have and Have Not

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Bogart and Bacall in a publicity still for To Have and Have Not (1944), their first of four films together.

The Big Sleep

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Bogart and Bacall in The Big Sleep (1946)

To Have and Have Not

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Bogart and Bacall in a publicity still for To Have and Have Not (1944)

To Have and Have Not

Bogart and Bacall on a phonograph record of a radio version of To Have and Have Not (1944) from Oct 14, 1946.  Their second film together, The Big Sleep, premiered Aug 23, 1946 and was still in theaters.

To Have and Have Not

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Bogart and Bacall in a nightclub scene from To Have and Have Not (1944).

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Bogart and Bacall in The Big Sleep (1946)

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Bogart and Bacall in The Big Sleep (1946).

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Howard Hawks in a script conference for The Big Sleep (1946) with Bogart and Bacall and screenwriter Leigh Brackett to Lauren’s right.  This is the only behind the scenes photograph of The Big Sleep, as it was an unusually tense experience for a Hawks film.  Humphrey Bogart had not yet gotten a divorce. so his relationship with Lauren Bacall was strained, and his frequent drinking got in the way of the production.  Bogart and Bacall were finally married before the film’s premiere.

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Howard Hawks directs a scene from To Have and Have Not (1944) with Bogart and Bacall in her film debut.

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The back of this publicity still reads

Sir Normal Angell, noted British economist, discusses world conditions and Hollywood’s place in the post-war world with Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and director Howard Hawks on the “To Have and Have Not” set at Warner Bros. Studio.

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Howard Hawks discusses the script for To Have and Have Not (1943) with an unidentified male while Bogart and Bacall fall in love.

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Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall on board the Santana, 1945

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

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Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married May 21, 1945.