Saturday, February 05, 2011

Tough Without A Gun

The pages of this new book about Humphrey Bogart, published by Knopf and penned by Stefan Kanfer (writer of previous biographies of Marlon Brando, Groucho Marx, Lucille Ball, etc.) start in Bogartian fashion, with an intro contradicting Sunset Boulevard and establishing his thesis from The Brattle screenings at Harvard University in the '50s, where films such as Casablanca (historic love classic, regular in Valentine's Day) and The Maltese Falcon (Time magazine reviewed Bogart's Sam Spade as the performance of his career) were revisited and the "Bogie Cult" was born.

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