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November 29, 2012 | By Susan King
It's been a big week for Humphrey Bogart. Monday was the 70th anniversary of the New York premiere of his iconic Oscar-winning film "Casablanca," and on Tuesday Sotheby's announced that the famed piano from the romantic drama is up for auction. Now the legendary tough guy, who died of cancer 55 years ago at the age of 57, is having his own film festival. The first annual Humphrey Bogart Film Festival is set for May 2-5 in Key Largo, Fla. Bogart and his wife Lauren Bacall starred in the 1948 noir classic "Key Largo," for which Claire Trevor earned a supporting actress Oscar as a boozy gangster's moll.
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March 27, 2014 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Westerns used to be so thick on the land in Hollywood that almost every star you could think of made at least one. Even some of the most unlikely stars appeared in them, as this pair of new releases from the Warner Archive Collection demonstrates. "Montana Moon," in theaters in 1930, starred Joan Crawford as a New York flapper who retreats to the family spread in Montana and catches the eye of tall, dark and handsome singing cowboy John Mack Brown. PHOTOS: Behind-the-scenes Classic Hollywood Even more unlikely was 1939's "The Oklahoma Kid. " Ultimate urbanite Jimmy Cagney stars as the hard-riding Kid, who faces off against bad man Whip McCord, played by the equally unexpected Humphrey Bogart.
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October 1, 2010 | By Dennis Lim, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The first great antihero of American movies, Humphrey Bogart remained the epitome of nonconformist cool for generations after his death. He succumbed to cancer in 1957 at age 57, and the course of his afterlife was sealed three years later by Jean-Luc Godard's era-defining "Breathless," in which Jean-Paul Belmondo played a Parisian thug who borrowed his insouciant swagger from the movies of his beloved "Bogey. " The Bogey of the collective imagination was defined by his contradictions: a vulnerable tough guy and a cynical idealist.
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January 11, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, the two masters of classic noir fiction, met just once. That was 78 years ago today, Jan. 11, 1936, in Los Angeles. The occasion was the first West Coast get-together for Black Mask Magazine. A photograph taken at the end of the meal shows 10 pulp writers gathered patiently around the end of a table. Chandler and Hammett are both standing: Chandler has the pipe. Hammett, the tallest, is at the far right. Of the 10, it was Hammett and Chandler whose work would become the most enduring.
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March 3, 2010
Hugh Hefner has a confession. "I think I opened the first Playboy Club because of 'Casablanca.' I wanted to have a place where people came to hang out as they did at Rick's," admits the pajama-clad founder of the Playboy empire. The Oscar-winning 1942 "Casablanca," starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman as the reunited lovers Rick and Ilsa, is the favorite film of Hefner, a serious movie buff. "It has everything -- not only Bogie's charismatic character, but lost love, redemption, patriotism, humor -- it had a great musical score.
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February 16, 2011 | By Tim Rutten, Los Angeles Times
No other star of Hollywood's golden age continues to hold audiences in quite the way that Humphrey Bogart does. The American Film Institute voted him the greatest male star of all time, and his influence as cultural icon and representative of a certain distinctively American masculinity and noir cool is greater now than ever, half a century after his death. He has not lacked for able biographers ? there appear to be about 40, including the definitive 1997 volume by A.M. Sperber and Eric Lax ?
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August 5, 2003 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Check out the movie-viewing habits of post-baby boomers and you can get the impression they believe significant filmmaking began with 1977's "Star Wars," or maybe "The Godfather" five years earlier. Dig deeper, though, and chances are you'll find the one vintage title that defies this perception: "Casablanca," the 1942 classic starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
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January 20, 1994 | DENNIS McLELLAN
The Christmas lights are back in storage, the New Year's diet is well under way and you swear your umpteenth viewing of "It's a Wonderful Life" is your last. But one Christmas-oriented film you may have overlooked--"We're No Angels"--is fun any time of year. A light comedy set on Devil's Island in 1895, it stars Humphrey Bogart as a forger/embezzler, Aldo Ray as a slow-witted murderer, and Peter Ustinov as a safecracker with a penchant for manslaughter.
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January 5, 1997 | STEVEN LINAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sunday "Bogart: The Untold Story" / 5, 8:30 p.m. and midnight TNT Not particularly fresh or insightful, this biography of Humphrey Bogart is hosted by his son Stephen. "As a father, he was a distant figure," says Stephen, who was 8 years old when the Hollywood legend died of cancer in 1957.
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July 9, 2009 | Betsy Sharkey
Is it just me, or are there moments every summer when the desire to escape life as you know it absolutely overwhelms? You've already seen every decent film out there and a few that aren't. Take heart and time travel back to the '50s with the lovely "Sabrina" and the sweet innocence of Audrey Hepburn and a different sort of moviemaking entirely -- quieter, gentler, careful with its emotional punches.
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November 25, 2013 | By Rebecca Keegan
In the 1941 film noir "The Maltese Falcon," the priceless relic that Humphrey Bogart's Sam Spade is hunting turns out to be - spoiler alert - a worthless fake. But at a movie memorabilia auction in New York City Monday, the real prop sold for a stunning $4,085,000, according to Bonhams auction house. The 45-pound, 12-inch-tall figurine of a bird was part of an auction curated by the classic film channel TCM, which also included such objects as a Shirley Temple majorette jacket worn in "Poor Little Rich Girl" ($21,250)
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December 4, 2012 | By Chris Erskine
The National Park Service still does not know when the Statue of Liberty will reopen or how much the island repairs will cost. The statue itself is intact but the storm flooded the island's power and heating systems. Brick paths around the 12-acre island are also torn up . . . . Throughout December, wine lovers can pick their favorite gingerbread replicas of 14 Sonoma wineries in the 7 th Annual Sonoma Valley Gingerbread Winery Contest . . . . The 5th Annual San Diego Big Bay Whale Festival will be held at the Port Pavilion on the Broadway Pier on Jan.
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November 29, 2012 | By Susan King
It's been a big week for Humphrey Bogart. Monday was the 70th anniversary of the New York premiere of his iconic Oscar-winning film "Casablanca," and on Tuesday Sotheby's announced that the famed piano from the romantic drama is up for auction. Now the legendary tough guy, who died of cancer 55 years ago at the age of 57, is having his own film festival. The first annual Humphrey Bogart Film Festival is set for May 2-5 in Key Largo, Fla. Bogart and his wife Lauren Bacall starred in the 1948 noir classic "Key Largo," for which Claire Trevor earned a supporting actress Oscar as a boozy gangster's moll.
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May 4, 2012 | Bloomberg
Burberry Group and heirs of Humphrey Bogart are suing each other over an image of the late actor wearing a Burberry trench coat in the film "Casablanca. " Burberry asked a federal court to declare that its use of Bogart's name and image in social media doesn't infringe Bogart Corp.'s trademark rights or rights of publicity, it said in a complaint filed Wednesday in New York. Bogart, which is majority owned by Bogart's children, followed that action by filing a trademark-infringement complaint Wednesday in Los Angeles.
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February 16, 2011
Tough Without a Gun The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of Humphrey Bogart Stefan Kanfer Alfred A. Knopf: 304 pp., $26.95
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February 16, 2011 | By Tim Rutten, Los Angeles Times
No other star of Hollywood's golden age continues to hold audiences in quite the way that Humphrey Bogart does. The American Film Institute voted him the greatest male star of all time, and his influence as cultural icon and representative of a certain distinctively American masculinity and noir cool is greater now than ever, half a century after his death. He has not lacked for able biographers ? there appear to be about 40, including the definitive 1997 volume by A.M. Sperber and Eric Lax ?
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 2011
Tough Without a Gun The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of Humphrey Bogart Stefan Kanfer Alfred A. Knopf: 304 pp., $26.95
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July 22, 1990 | Peter Rainer
This is one of the most enjoyable nespaper films ever made, maybe because the writer-director Richard Brooks used to be a newspaperman. Humphrey Bogart (picuted) is a beleaguered but scrupulous editor and Ethel Barrymore is his publisher. The rapport between these two should have kept Lauren Bacall awake nights.
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October 1, 2010 | By Dennis Lim, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The first great antihero of American movies, Humphrey Bogart remained the epitome of nonconformist cool for generations after his death. He succumbed to cancer in 1957 at age 57, and the course of his afterlife was sealed three years later by Jean-Luc Godard's era-defining "Breathless," in which Jean-Paul Belmondo played a Parisian thug who borrowed his insouciant swagger from the movies of his beloved "Bogey. " The Bogey of the collective imagination was defined by his contradictions: a vulnerable tough guy and a cynical idealist.
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March 3, 2010
'Here's Looking at You, Humphrey Bogart' Where: Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. When: Friday through April 10. All screenings are at 7:30 p.m. except for Sunday movies, which start at 7 p.m. Price: $10 Contact: (310) 443-7000; www.cinema.ucla.edu
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