Manny P. here -
Key Largo, Florida will be the sight of the 1st Annual Humphrey Bogart Film Festival. It’s the brainchild of the actor’s estate and the city’s Chamber of Commerce. The event is expected to take place to coincide with the 65th anniversary of the release of Key Largo.
Each year, the Humphrey Bogart Film Festival will screen a rotating selection of Bogie classics, and a group of movies centered around the given year’s theme. Set for May, 2013, there will be a formal Bogart Ball; an outside screening of Casablanca; a complete display of Bogart memorabilia; Q&A sessions with son, Stephen Bogart; and daily tours on the restored African Queen.
A website has been set up so fans may purchase souvenirs, help in the selection of Bogie classics to be screened, and afford the opportunity to learn more about this Hollywood icon. Please visit:
The Forgotten Hollywood Book Series shares many stories about the co-stars of Humphrey Bogart, including Claude Rains, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Marjorie Main, Arthur Kennedy, S.Z. Sakall, Lionel Barrymore, Walter Brennan, Alan Hale Sr., Frank McHugh, Jack Carson, Ward Bond, Gloria Grahame, Donald Crisp, and the Dead End Kids. Among the highlighted Bogie films: Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, Key Largo, High Sierra, Across the Pacific, Dead End, Angels with Dirty Faces, Action in the North Atlantic, Passage to Marseille, Crime School, The Oklahoma Kid, The Roaring Twenties, Two Guys from Milwaukee, Brother Orchid, Thank Your Lucky Stars, In a Lonely Place, Virginia City, The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse, The Desperate Hours, and Beat the Devil.
The organizers anticipate adding additional activities in the months ahead. For this annual celebration… Round up the usual suspects… It’s the stuff that dreams are made of…!!
Until next time> “never forget”
This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 at 1:26 pm and is filed under Blog by Manny Pacheco.
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