Bogart: In Search of My Father

By Stephen Humphrey Bogart
Read by Barrett Whitener

8.77 Hours 07/01/1997 unabridged
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Here is Humphrey Bogart: the pro’s pro on the set and the Hollywood renegade off it; the man’s man, the ladies’ man, the hard worker, and the man who liked to drink too much; the husband in three roller-coaster marriages and finally one perfect match; the proud father and absentee parent; the good friend and even better enemy. Writing with the encouragement of his famous mother, Lauren Bacall, Stephen calls on his memories as well as the access he had to friends and colleagues of his father. The result is an intimate and personal profile of an enigmatic man whose tough image contrasted with very human ambitions and vulnerabilities. This vastly entertaining book is filled with fascinating stories involving Frank Sinatra, Katherine Hepburn, “Swifty” Lazar, John Huston, Jason Robards, and many others.

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Summary

Summary

Here is Humphrey Bogart: the pro’s pro on the set and the Hollywood renegade off it; the man’s man, the ladies’ man, the hard worker, and the man who liked to drink too much; the husband in three roller-coaster marriages and finally one perfect match; the proud father and absentee parent; the good friend and even better enemy.

Writing with the encouragement of his famous mother, Lauren Bacall, Stephen calls on his memories as well as the access he had to friends and colleagues of his father. The result is an intimate and personal profile of an enigmatic man whose tough image contrasted with very human ambitions and vulnerabilities.

This vastly entertaining book is filled with fascinating stories involving Frank Sinatra, Katherine Hepburn, “Swifty” Lazar, John Huston, Jason Robards, and many others.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Whitener’s reading is straightforward and appealing. By the end, you feel as if someone has sat down with you and let you in on the behind-the-scenes action of some of Hollywood’s greatest figures.” Kliatt
“Revealing…Stephen has augmented his few memories with a number of touching and often amusing stories he elicited from Bogart’s friends and associates…An easy read that will please movie buffs.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Stephen Humphrey Bogart

Stephen Humphrey Bogart, born in 1949, never knew his father, who died just a few years after his birth. After years of working various media jobs he went on to become a bestselling author and biographer. His other books include As Time Goes By and Play It Again. He is married with three children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Drama/Performing Arts
Runtime: 8.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English