Bogart, Humphrey (1899-1957)

The Humphrey Bogart collection consists of manuscripts, photographs, artwork, film and video, photographs, scrapbooks, memorabilia, audio material, and printed material.

Manuscripts in the collection consist of leather-bound presentation copies of screenplays with black and white film stills included. They include Dark Passage (1947) by Delmer Daves; Knock on Any Door (1949) by Daniel Taradash; Tokyo Joe (1949) by Cyril Hume; In a Lonely Place (1950) by Andrew Solt; The African Queen (1951) by James Agree, John Collier, and John Huston; Deadline: U.S.A. (1952) by Richard Brooks; Battle Circus (1953) by Richard Brooks; The Barefoot Contessa (1954) by Joseph L. Mankiewicz; The Cain Mutiny (1954) by Stanley Roberts; Sabrina (1954) by Billy Wilder, Samuel Taylor, and Ernest Lehman; We're No Angels (1955) by Ranald MacDougall; The Desperate Hours (1955) by Joseph Hayes; and The Harder They Fall (1956) by Philip Yordan. Also included in the series is Humphrey Bogart (1957), John Huston’s eulogy for Bogart.

Photographs in the collection include a portrait of Bogart by Yusuf Karsh (one black-and-white print and two negatives); photograph reproductions of Jean Negulesco's pencil-drawn portrait of Bogart (1957); photographs from various films including The African Queen (1951) Beat the Devil (1953); family photographs; and photographs and albums from Bogart and Lauren Bacall's wedding and marriage; among other materials.

Artwork in the collection consists mainly of sketches by Jean Negulesco. These include a coral-colored chalk portrait from 1957, signed by the artist, and used as the official portrait of Bogart at his memorial service, and sketches and drawings based on Yusuf Karsh's 1957 photograph portrait of Bogart. Also present are two pencil sketches of Bogart's yacht, the Santana, artist unknown.

Film and video includes DVDs, VHS, and laser discs films and documentaries featuring Bogart including Petrified Forest (1936), High Sierra (1941), The Maltese Falcon (1941), Casablanca (1942), The Big Sleep (1946), Key Largo (1948), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), The African Queen (1951), and Beat the Devil (1953), among other materials.

Scrapbooks consist of newspaper clippings regarding Bogart’s theater career from 1923 to 1933 and from 1934 to 1937; scrapbooks of photographs, telegrams, awards, correspondence, and other materials regarding The African Queen (1951) and Bogart’s Oscar; scrapbooks of correspondence and other materials pertaining to Bogart’s death and funeral in 1957; scrapbooks of material pertaining to Bogart’s career and life as a whole containing correspondence, manuscripts, printed material, legal material, photographs, and professional material from 1899 through the 1990s; and scrapbooks of material pertaining to Lauren Bacall’s and Bogart’s early careers, their wedding, and their relationship; among other materials. Scrapbooks include material from or featuring notables Fred Astaire, Gary Cooper, Bing Crosby, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Sammy Davis Jr., Douglas Fairbanks, Judy Garland, Olivia de Haviland, Audrey Hepburn, Gene Kelly, Prince Ali Salman Khan, Burt Lancaster, Groucho Marx, Gregory Peck, Irene Selznick, John Steinbeck, James Stewart, Lana Turner, and Jack Warner, among others.

Memorabilia in the collection includes various awards, including Bogart’s Entertainment Hall of Fame medal, a plaque commemorating Bogart’s service in World War II as a member of the War Activities Committee for the Motion Picture Industry, limited edition plates regarding Casablanca (1942), and a "Legends of Hollywood" commemorative stamp series, among other materials.

Audio material consists of cassette tapes, CDs, and records containing radio, television, and film appearances of Bogart, appearances by Lauren Bacall, and the 1955 Friars roast of Bogart, among other materials.

Printed material includes various posters, including posters for Casablanca (1942) and other films featuring Bogart.

A related collection is the Lauren Bacall collection, which includes a variety of material pertaining to Bogart.

Notable Figures
1. Bogart, Humphrey, 1899-1957
Associated Subjects
1. The Hollywood Ten and the Blacklist Era Subject Guide
2. Theatre and Film Subject Guide