Bogart, Humprey (ON HOLD)

Rare 1954 Signed TIME Magazine cover as Captain Queeg from "The Caine Mutiny"

Price: $1495.00

Description:
(1899-1957) American screen and stage actor whose performances in 1940s films noir such as "The Maltese Falcon", "Casablanca", and "The Big Sleep" earned him status as an American cultural icon. He began acting in 1921 after serving in the US Navy in WW I and with little success in various jobs in finance and the production side of the theater. Gradually he became a regular in Broadway shows in the 1920s and 1930s. When the 1929 Stock Market Crash reduced the demand for plays, Bogart turned to film. His 1st great success was as Duke Mantee in "The Petrified Forest" (1936), which led to a period of typecasting as a gangster in films such as "Angels with Dirty Faces" (1938). His breakthrough as a leading man came in 1941 with "High Sierra" and "The Maltese Falcon"; the next year, his performance in "Casablanca" (1943; Oscar nomination) raised him to the peak of his profession and, at the same time, cemented his trademark film persona, that of the hard-boiled cynic who ultimately shows his noble side. Other successes followed, including: "To Have and Have Not" (1944), "The Big Sleep" (1946), "Dark Passage" (1947), and "Key Largo" (1948), all with wife Lauren Bacall; "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"(1948); "In a Lonely Place" (1950); "The African Queen" (1951; Academy Award); "Sabrina" (1954); "The Caine Mutiny" (1954; Oscar nomination); and "We're No Angels" (1955). His last film was "The Harder They Fall" (1956). During a film career of almost 30 years, Bogart appeared in over 75 feature films. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Bogart as the greatest male star of Classic American Cinema. He received 3 Best Actor Academy Award nominations, winning one (for "The African Queen" over his career. 10 1/4 x 7 1/2 June 7, 1954 TIME Magazine color cover showing him with cigarette, angry seas in background, portrait by Charles Hamilton Baker. The caption reads: "Humphrey Bogart as Captain Queeg/A Hollywood mutineer". Signed in blue fountain pen ink at lower left, a rare authentic example of his signature. Will mat and frame well, great piece of cinema history!

Condition: Very good, 2 faint mild horizontal mail folds, slightly trimmed at edges, mild residue at lower right from removal of address label
Type:Signed TIME Portrait






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