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Warner Brother’s latest discovery, Lauren Bacall, in an original publicity still for her film debut in To Have and Have Not (1944)

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original publicity still for To Have and Have Not (1944)

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print ad for To Have and Have Not (1944) with a now dated caption.

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original publicity still for To Have and Have Not (1944)

Bogart and Bacall

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

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Lauren Bacall in a screencap from To Have and Have Not (1944), photographed by Sidney Hickox, who previously worked with Howard Hawks on The Crowd Roars.  Sid had 163 cinematography credits, from 1916 to 78 episodes of Mayberry RFD (1968-71).  His other notable credits include Blonde Crazy, A Bill of Divorcement, Female, Dames, Bright Lights (and other Joe E Brown comedies), A Slight Case of Murder, All Through the Night, Gentlemen Jim, Dark Passage, White Heat, Them, 15 episodes of I Love Lucy, 12 episodes of The Lucy Desi Comedy Hour, an episode of I Spy, and 249 episodes of Mayberry RFD.  Sid also directed Hawks’ The Big Sleep with Bogart and Bacall.  He was never Oscar nominated.

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Humphrey Bogart in an original publicity still for To Have and Have Not (1944) with Dan Seymour and the back of Sheldon Leonard.

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To Have and Have Not was Howard Hawks’ 30th film as director.  The film premiered Oct 11, 1944, with a wider release Jan 20, 1945.

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original lobby card for To Have and Have Not (1944)

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Hoagy Carmichael at the piano in To Have and Have Not (1944) with Bogart and Bacall and Walter Brennan.

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cover of original Brazilian presskit for To Have and Have Not (1944)

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Dolores Moran in a screencap from To Have and Have Not (1944).  With all the attention focused on Lauren Bacall’s screen debut, and the chemistry with her co-star Humphrey Bogart, Dolores was overlooked as the second female lead, and she did not capitalize on her exposure.  She had 23 acting credits through 1953, with no other highlights.

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original lobby card set with title card for To Have and Have Not (1944)

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Lauren Bacall poses for her film debut in To Have and Have Not (1944).  The New York Times review said that she was a terrible actress.

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To Have and Have Not (1944) laser disc.  Celebrating the holidays with an obsolete technology.