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    Humphrey Bogart Personality Poster (Warner Brothers, Late 1930s). Poster (22" X 28").
    One of the greatest - and most recognizable - stars of the twentieth century, Humphrey DeForest Bogart first gained fame as the deranged killer duke Mantee in The Petrified Forest (1936), a role he had originated on Broadway. True superstardom had to wait until 1941, and Bogie's iconic portrayal as Dashiell Hammett's hard-bitten, hard-drinking private eye, Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon. Success followed success, and Bogart's star burned even brighter following his first on-screen team up with the lovely Lauren Bacall in To Have and Have Not (1944), an on-screen partnership which resulted in a steamy off-screen relationship and, soon after filming The Big Sleep in 1946, marriage. A dedicated actor, Bogart continued working up until almost the time of his death from throat cancer in 1957. Offered here is an early personality poster featuring this amazing artist, most likely dating from some time before The Maltese Falcon. It had edge tears in both the bottom and top that extended into the field, a tear in the right border, some surface paper loss on the reverse that shows through to the front in the center of the image, and some light creasing, but is, overall, in wonderful condition. It presents beautifully, and will make a wonderful display piece for the lucky winner. Fine- on Paper.


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    Auction Dates
    July, 2009
    23rd-25th Thursday-Saturday
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