“The actor is always a ‘man’s man.’ It’s doubtful whether I qualify or not. I don’t hunt big game or mice, because I don’t like to kill things….I don’t fish because I fished for ten years and never caught anything….I’m not a big, hearty eater either, downing two dozen oysters and a haunch of venison as a lesser man would eat a tray of canapes. I hate to handle money. I like to talk when I have stimulating people around me, but not for the sake of hearing my own jaws break. I’m a Liberal-Democrat, and think Roosevelt’s a swell guy.” – Humphrey Bogart
Source: Faith Service (1938)
Midnight (1934). Co-starring Sidney Fox, O.P. Heggie, Henry Hull, and Richard Whorf.
The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938). Co-starring Edward G. Robinson and Claire Trevor.
“When Humphrey Bogart first came to Hollywood, I predicted he’d never make it because he was short, homely and lisped. What do I know?” — Leonid Kinskey, who played Sascha the bartender in Casablanca (1942).
Source: Myrna Oliver (1998)
“It didn’t ring true. No man would give up a girl like Miss Bergman to the tune of high-sounding philosophy. But that was the story and I had to let her slide right out of my arms. What the hell? I’m only the actor.” – Humphrey Bogart
Source: John Rosenfeld’s newspaper article, “Love, Law and Order for Humphrey Bogart,” August 1,1943.
“Bogie is fanatically independent, yet he can’t stand being alone.” — Lauren Bacall
Source: Bob Thomas (1957)
Photo: To Have and Have Not (1944)
“They won’t make a Great Lover out of me if I can help it.” – Humphrey Bogart
Source: George Benjamin (1940)
Photo: The Big Sleep (1946)
The Bogey/Bogie man will get you if you don’t watch out! Here is a set photo from The Big Sleep(1946). Either Humphrey Bogart, or his stand-in, is double exposed, giving the photo an unintentional, but appropriate, air of mystery.
“Nobody’s going to tell me how to live. I go by the rules of decent behavior. The most important rule to live by is the Golden Rule. I don’t do anything to anybody I wouldn’t want done to me. I drink, but I’m not tough and rough. I don’t brawl outside of movies. I act tough in movies but that’s what I get paid to do. Despite what they say, I don’t go around in restaurants waving guns and picking fights. I live my own life and I do want I want. That’s Bogart.” – Humphrey Bogart
Source: Kay Sullivan and Sid Ross (1954)
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall at the Hotel del Coronado in 1948.
“Acting is experience with something sweet behind it.” — Humphrey Bogart
“Democrat in politics, Episcopalian by upbringing, dissenter by disposition.” — Humphrey Bogart describing himself.
A French movie poster for Chain Lightning (1950). Co-stars Eleanor Parker.
In a Lonely Place (1950). With Gloria Grahame.
“I never sought publicity in my life. Sure, it’s important. I think 50 per cent of a movie star’s career is based on publicity. But I hate the crummy press releases and phony stunts. That stuff stinks. The only way to get publicity is to be an exciting enough personality. Then people will write about you.” — Humphrey Bogart
Photo: Deadline U.S.A. (1952)
“The only way to find the best actor would be to let everybody play Hamlet and let the best man win.” — Humphrey Bogart
“[Ezra] Goodman is the kind of guy who sits right across the table from you, looks you square in the eyes and asks you what color your eyes are.” — Humphrey Bogart
Source: Bennett Cerf (1956)
Bogey: The Good-Bad Guy by Ezra Goodman was first published in 1965.
Humphrey Bogart. Artist: Richard Headley. Year: 1995. Oil on canvas. 20 x 16 inches.
A clothing mannequin sold at auction in Switzerland in June 2015.