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"PUT YOUR LIPS TOGETHER AND BLOW."

by Owen Sound
"PUT YOUR LIPS TOGETHER AND BLOW." by Owen Sound
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married May 21, 1945, just eleven days after his divorce from Mayo Methot. The wedding took place on his friend Louis Bromfield’s farm in Ohio; they then had to take the train back to Los Angeles, as both were due to report to work less than a week later. When Lauren Bacall was pregnant for the first time President Harry Truman bet Humphrey Bogart $20 the child would be a boy. After Stephen Bogart’s birth, Bogie sent the president a check and asked him to cash it, so the child would have his autograph. Instead, Truman endorsed the check to the child and told Bogie to buy a saving bong for the boy’s… Read more

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married May 21, 1945, just eleven days after his divorce from Mayo Methot. The wedding took place on his friend Louis Bromfield’s farm in Ohio; they then had to take the train back to Los Angeles, as both were due to report to work less than a week later. When Lauren Bacall was pregnant for the first time President Harry Truman bet Humphrey Bogart $20 the child would be a boy. After Stephen Bogart’s birth, Bogie sent the president a check and asked him to cash it, so the child would have his autograph. Instead, Truman endorsed the check to the child and told Bogie to buy a saving bong for the boy’s college education. The couple were together until his death in 1957, when he passed away at his Hollywood home following surgeries and a battle with throat cancer. Humphrey Bogart was cremated and his ashes were interred at Forest Lawn in Los Angeles. In the urn, Lauren Bacall put a gold whistle he had given her on the closing day of To Have and Have Not. The inscription read, “If you need anything, just whistle.”

“I hope Bogie knew how much I loved him, how much he meant to me, how I highly valued him. I’ve had another life since then, but he was my first love, and you never forget your first love.”LAUREN BACALL

Films

To Have and Have Not (1944, Howard Hakws)
The Big Sleep (1946, Howard Hawks)
Dark Passage (1947, Delmer Daves)
Key Largo (1948, John Huston)

“In the bathroom I could hear the start of the Wedding March. Oh God, why hadn’t they waited? Later George told me Bogie looked up and said, ‘Where is she?’ George’s romantic reply: ‘Hold it! She’s in the can!’ I emerged – [the piano player] started again – and George and I started our descent. My knees shook so, I was sure I’d fall down the stairs. Bogie standing there looking so vulnerable and so handsome – like a juvenile… When I reached Bogie, he took my hand – the enormous, beautiful white orchids I was holding were shaking themselves to pieces; as I stood there, there wasn’t a particle of me that wasn’t moving visibly…As I glanced at Bogie, I saw tears streaming down his face – his ‘I do’ was strong and clear, though. As Judge Shettler said, “I now pronounce you man & wife,’ Bogie and I turned toward each other – he leaned to kiss me – I shyly turned my cheek – all those eyes watching made me very self-conscious. He said, ‘Hello, Baby’. I hugged him and was reported to have said, “Oh, goody.’ Hard to believe, but maybe I did. Everyone hugged and kissed everyone else and more tears were shed. Bogie said it was when he heard the beautiful words of the ceremony and realized what they meant – what they should mean – that he cried.”BACALL (on their wedding day)

“She’s a real Joe. You’ll fall in love with her like everybody else.”HUMPHREY BOGART

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