February 15, 2006

"You Just Put Your Lips Together and... Blow."

Three weeks into filming the steamy WWII romance To Have and Have Not in 1944, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, making her big screen debut at just nineteen, began a passionate affair and later married. Bogey had to get a d-i-v-o-r-c-e from his "mentally unstable" wife first. The then lesser-known William Faulkner was called in to whip the unweildy script into shape. It was adapted from what director Howard Hawks referred to as one of Hemingway's "worst" novels. --Kim

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