Bogie & Bacall

25 June 2024 | 51 mins

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Bogie & Bacall

25 June 2024 | 51 mins

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.

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