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Bogie & Bacall

Jewish Literary Foundation presents Book Week 24

Thu 7 Mar

Bogie & Bacall

Jewish Literary Foundation presents Book Week 24

Speaker William J. Mann
Chair Harry Mount

New York Times bestselling biographer William J. Mann paints a vivid portrait of the enduring romance between Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, 80 years on.

She was the 19-year-old daughter of Jewish immigrants, making her film debut. He was 45, a Mayflower descendent, about to become America’s highest-paid actor – and married.

Yet the meeting of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart on To Have and Have Not sparked an iconic, enduring romance, still discussed 80 years on. New York Times bestseller William J. Mann follows his celebrated biographies of Marlon Brando and Barbra Streisand with Bogie & Bacall: The Surprising True Story of Hollywood’s Greatest Love Affair. He joins us to discuss his vivid portrait of their courtship and 12-year marriage: the fights, reconciliations, children, affairs, Bogie’s illness and Bacall’s steadfastness until his death.

Buy a copy of Bogie & Bacall by William J. Mann.

This event will last approximately 1 hour, without an interval. 

Digital events will take place over Zoom, with an event link sent to bookers 24 hours in advance of the event and a reminder email 30 minutes before the event starts. Ticket holders for digital events will also be sent a link to a recording of the event, available to watch until the end of March.

Book Week 24 Digi-Pass gives access to all 16 online streaming events for £39.50.

About the speakers:

William J. Mann is the author of, among many others, The Contender: The Story of Marlon Brando, Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn and Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood, for which he won the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime.

Harry Mount is editor of The Oldie and the author of eight books. He was a leader writer and New York correspondent at the Daily Telegraph and is a former barrister. His most recent books are Et Tu, Brute? The Best Latin Lines Ever and The Last Marchioness – a Portrait of Lindy Dufferin.

Date:Thu 7 Mar
Start time:1.30pm (Doors: 1pm)
Venue:Online Event

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