by A M Sperber (Author)


The first definitive biography of his times Humphrey Bogart was an icon. For 2 eventful decades his screen roles reflected the National mood, from the gangster-ridden 1930's of the Petrified Forest through the wartime escapism of Casablanca and the Maltese Falcon to the postwar alienation of In a Lonely Place. A.M.Sperber and Eric Lax's research has uncovered Bogart's own childhood writing, his extensive FBI File; they have scoured the Warner Borthers archives where Bogart made most of his films; they interviewed 200 of his friends and colleagues. Here is the life, loves and career of an eduring symbol of American cinema.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 512
Edition: 1st Phoenix Edition
Publisher: Phoenix
Published: 06 Jul 1998

ISBN 10: 0753804867
ISBN 13: 9780753804865
Book Overview: *The definitive biography of one of Hollywood's Greatest Stars *Eric Lax is the highly praised author of Woody Allen: A Biography *A Coherent, highly readable book that carefully places a complex contradictory man in the context of his times ' Philip French, Observer. *'Excellent' Daily Express *Their almost certainly definitive biography of Bogart ' Irish Times.