In 1972 a I saw a movie that led me to discover an Actor that had died many years before and to this day I am still a fan of his work. That movie was by Woody Allen and was called Play It Again Sam, it was about A neurotic film critic trying to get over his wife leaving him by dating again, with the help of a married couple and his alter ego, Humphrey Bogart. It starred Woody Allen,Diane Keaton and Tony Roberts with Jerry Lacy playing Bogie and as was the case with most of Woody’s early films a laugh out riot. But after watching the film I wound up going to the Library and taking out a book written by his ex-wife Lauren Bacall and became fascinated by his story, unfortunately at the time there was no VHS or DVD’s so I had to stay up late some nights to catch the few flicks that were on TV then. But as technology developed so did the back catalog of his films and I have seen almost all of them now, but in the summer of ’72 even I could imagine what I wanted to and Bogie was my sidekick, even if no one else could see him.
Humphrey DeForest Bogart (December 25, 1899 – January 14, 1957)