Bogie & Bacall : : the surprising true story of Hollywood's greatest love affair

Title Bogie & Bacall : : the surprising true story of Hollywood's greatest love affair
Names Mann, William J.
McLaren, Todd Parker, narrator.
Book Number DB116479
Title Status Active
Medium Digital Book
Annotation "In Bogie & Bacall, William Mann offers a deep and comprehensive look at Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, and the unlikely love they shared. Mann details their early years-Bogart's effete upbringing in New York City; Bacall's rise as a model and actress. He paints a vivid portrait of their courtship and twelve-year marriage: the fights, the reconciliations, the children, the affairs, Bogie's illness and Bacall's steadfastness until his death. He offers a sympathetic yet clear-eyed portrait of Bacall's life after Bogie, exploring her relationships with Frank Sinatra and Jason Robards, who would become her second husband, and the identity crisis she faced. Surpassing previous biographies, Mann digs deep into the celebrities' personal lives and considers their relationship from surprising angles. Bacall was just nineteen when she started dating the thrice-married forty-five-year-old Bogart. How might that age gap have influenced their relationship? In addition to what she gained, what might Bacall have lost by marrying a Hollywood superstar more than twice her age? How did Bogart, a man of average looks, become one of the greatest movie stars of all time? Throughout, Mann explains the unparalleled successes of their individual careers as well as the extraordinary love between them and the legend that has endured. Filled with entertaining details and thoughtful insights based on newly available records and correspondence, Bogie & Bacall offers a fresh look at this famous couple, their remarkable relationship, and their legacy." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Local Subject Unrated - UR
Male Narrator - MN
LC Subject Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Biography
Nonfiction
Biographies
Notes ENG
Unrated. NLS/BPD
Call Number 791.430280922 ANF
Language English
Released 2023
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress, 2023
Original Publication Reissue of: Unabridged. [New York] : HarperAudio, 2023. 9780063026421
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