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    To Have and Have Not (Warner Brothers, 1944). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Lauren Bacall sparkled in this, her screen debut, and her undeniable on and off screen chemistry with Humphrey Bogart would become something of Hollywood legend. Howard Hawks directs these two great talents in this film based on the best-selling novel by Ernest Hemingway. The famous, "You know how to whistle, don't you?" scene does not appear in the novel; rather, it was written by director Howard Hawks as a screen test for Bacall. He liked her performance so much that he decided to work it into a later draft of the screenplay. So successful was this project, that Hawks re-teamed with Bogie and Bacall for the equally well received The Big Sleep two years later. The on-screen couple later married and remained together until Bogart's death in 1957. A plain yet lusty image, with Bacall's scarlet lips the only color in the portrait of the couple embracing, this one sheet captures the sizzle the duo was known for throughout their union. The poster has been professionally restored to address small tears in the bottom border and light fold wear. Very Fine on Linen.


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