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31 Days Of Bogie...As I Celebrate the 70th Anniversary Of "Casablanca," Bogie's Films and Bogie Upcoming Film Festival in "Key West..."

[pictured: Humphrey Bogart and actress Ingrid Bergman in the classic 1942 film "Casablanca..."]

"Casablanca" restoration... an article from The New York Post...

Taking a look at Casablanca (Blu-Ray_- 70 years Anniversary

SYNOPSIS:
Casablanca: easy to enter, but much harder to leave, especially if your name is on the Nazi's most-wanted list. Atop that list is Czech Resistance leader Victor Laszlo (Paul Henried), whose only hope is Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one... especially Victor's wife Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), the ex-lover who broke his heart. So when Ilsa offers herself in exchange for Laszlo's safe transport out of the country, the bitter Rick must decide what's more important - his own happiness or the countless lives that hang in the balance.

All new 2012 4k feature transfer on Blu-ray and standard format DVD
Limited and numbered for collectibility (50,000)

BONUS FEATURES:

  • Introduction by Lauren Bacall
  • Separate Commentaries by Roger Ebert, Rudy Behlmer
  • Over 45 minutes of new, never-before-seen Bonus Content created for the 70th Anniversary release, with 2 new documentaries:
    • Casablanca: An Unlikely Classic
    • Michael Curtiz: The Greatest Director You've Never Heard Of
  • 3 feature length documentaries on a separate Blu-ray disc for nearly 9 hours of compelling , cinematic historical content:
    • Jack Warner: The Last Mogul
    • The Brothers Warner
    • You Must Remember This
  • PLUS -- All new collectible memorabilia:
    • Full size reproduction of the original 1942 film poster
    • 62-page, production art book that includes never-before-seen photos, personal memos, and archival documents about the production
    • 4 collectible drink coasters

 

A review of the boxed contents from Warner's 70th Anniversary set for Casablanca.
You can read the text review here:
http://www.doblu.com/2012/03/17/casablanca-70th-anniversary-edition...

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Comment by Darkness To Light... on March 6, 2013 at 7:03pm

[IF YOU TAP THE POSTER YOU CAN VIEW IT UPCLOSE AND ON A PERSONAL LEVEL...TOO! Thanks]

Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1942). Six Sheet (81" X 81").
Seventy one years ago Warner Brothers Studios released a wartime programmer which they had high hopes would appeal to their audiences who were facing the hardships of war including rationing of food and gas and the loss of loved ones to foreign destinations. The studio's expectation was to bring a modest profit similar to hundreds of films turned out year after year. A script had been cobbled together by several writers but was incomplete when production began. The star was one of the studio's secondary actors who had made a climb in billing only recently with the release of a new film called The Maltese Falcon. His name was Humphrey Bogart and his new film would go on to become one of the most beloved in cinema history. Casablanca is a love story between two people who had known each other in a previous place and time and who were now destined to take separate roads in their effort to win a war and save civilization from ruin. The film would win the Best Picture prize from the Academy and would win the hearts of audiences then and for generations to come. This is one of two known copies of the gorgeous large format six sheet the studio produced for this film. The poster has minimal touchup to foldlines, centerpoints, and outer edges, to the areas where only minor wrinkling, chipping and tears had been. There has been some touchup to the cast names in the upper part of the poster to even out colors where scuffing and wear had occurred and there is work around and within the word "Casablanca." The poster was not missing any paper other than minor chips at crossfolds. The quotation marks on the right side of the title were not left off of the poster in restoration but were never printed in red when the poster was produced. We have left it in its original state. Very Fine- on Linen. Estimate: $60,000 - $120,000...The Current Bid: $30,000

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Heritage Auctions (HA.com) - Heritage Auctions is proud to present over 1100 lots of rare vintage movie posters in our March 23rd and 24th Signature auction.
Included are many beautiful posters from Hollywood's golden age including classics from such genres as Science fiction, Animation, Horror, and Academy award winners

Casablanca Six Sheet Brings $107,550 To Lead Movie Poster Event

A massive six sheet movie poster for Casablanca, one of just two copies known, bid a fond 'Here's looking at you, kid' to its pre-auction estimate of $60,000+ to realize $107,550 in Heritage's Vintage Movie Poster Signature® Auction. Measuring an impressive 81" x 81," the poster took top lot honors during the March 23-24 event which brought $1.72+ million and was 96.4% sold by value.

"This is the largest Casablanca poster we've ever offered at Heritage," said Grey Smith, Director of Movie Posters at Heritage. "It is always a pleasure to manage the sale of a rare find like this six sheet — this was a once in a lifetime opportunity to own this particular poster and the price proves it."

Several rare posters doubled their estimates with a one sheet for MGM's 1932 classic Tarzan the Ape Man reaching $65,725 and the poster for D.W. Griffith's controversial epic Birth of a Nation, depicting John Wilkes Booth leaping onto the stage of Ford's Theater after assassinating President Abraham Lincoln, realizing $47,800.

Collectors remain devoted fans of famous movie monsters, as a CGC graded lobby card for 1931's Frankenstein realized $38,837. Two scarce posters for RKO's King Kong brought impressive prices, as a reissue one sheet on linen fetched $35,850 and a Swedish oversized poster, depicting Kong grappling a biplane and ..., brought $26,290. A 1938 reissue poster for Universal's Dracula, sporting a classic visage of Bela Lugosi, sold for $20,315.

Posters for iconic animation sold briskly, as a 1932 Mickey Mouse stock poster delivered $26,680 and a stock poster for 1941's Superman cartoon series by Paramount/Fleish... sold for $23,900. An impressive six sheet for Columbia's 1948 Superman live-action serial sold for $15,535.

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The "Patron Saint" Of Film Noir...actor Humphrey De-Forest Bogart...From 12/25/2011 to 01/14/2012 and Beyond.

Two All-Access Passes...

Bogie's Official Website...Film Festival...The Man...

 

 

 

 

Stephen Humphrey Bogart promotes the inaugural Humphrey Bogart Film Festival, which will be held May 2-5, 2013, in Key Largo, Florida...

The African Queen is a 1951 adventure film adapted from the 1935 novel of the same name by C. S. Forester.[3] The film was directed by John Huston and produced by Sam Spiegel[4] and John Woolf. The screenplay was adapted by James Agee, John Huston, John Collier and Peter Viertel. It was photographed in Technicolor by Jack Cardiff and had a music score by Allan Gray. The film stars Humphrey Bogart (who won the Academy Award for Best Actor – his only Oscar), and Katharine Hepburn with Robert Morley, Peter Bull, Walter Gotell, Richard Marner and Theodore Bikel.[5]

The African Queen has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, with the Library of Congress deeming it "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant".

The film currently holds a 100% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 37 reviews.[6]

The African Queen (film)

 

Book passage on the restored African Queen in the Florida Keys

African Queen sails again, six decades after appearing in Bogart film

Humphrey Bogart's boat 'African Queen' saved from scrapheap

Comment by Darkness To Light... on December 2, 2012 at 11:55pm

Key Largo (Warner Brothers, 1948). Insert (14" X 36").
For the final film in which Humphrey Bogart and his wife Lauren Bacall would appear together, John Huston cast the stars in this hair-raising and intense gangster drama. The film was set in the Florida Keys during a hurricane and found Bogart's character taking on the last great mobster (played to perfection by Edward G. Robinson) as he makes his final bid for greatness. Claire Trevor, as the suppressed gun moll, won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. The only thing that keeps this prestigious insert from grading higher are three minuscule tears in the left and right edge of the poster. Rolled, Very Fine/Near Mint.

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Humphrey Bogart Festival set for Key Largo

 

Comment by Darkness To Light... on December 2, 2012 at 10:12pm

Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, and John Huston in "Key Largo" by Mac Julian (Warner Brothers, 1948). Still (8" X 10").
Vintage black and white, single weight, glossy still. This fantastic rehearsal still features key players Humphrey Bogart and Edward G. Robinson, with John Huston directing. In the foreground, with their backs to us, are Lauren Bacall and Lionel Barrymore. The still has only one minor corner crease. Verso: A publicity snipe and a Warner Brothers/Mac Julian credit stamp. Very Fine/Near Mint.

[THIS STILL SOLD FOR $1,015.75]

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Key Largo is a 1948 film noir directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson a and Lauren Bacall and featuring Lionel Barrymore and Claire Trevor.[2][3] The movie was adapted by Richard Brooks and Huston from Maxwell Anderson's 1939 play of the same name, which played on Broadway for 105 performances in 1939 and 1940.[4]

Key Largo was the fourth and final film pairing of married actors Bogart and Bacall. Trevor won the 1948 Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Rolefor her performance.

Ex-Major Frank McCloud (Humphrey Bogart) arrives at the Hotel Largo in Key Largo, Florida, where he meets the proprietors James Temple (Lionel Barrymore) and Nora Temple (Lauren Bacall). James Temple was the father-in-law of widow Nora Temple. George Temple was Nora Temple's husband and James Temple's son. George died in Italy, during WWII, where he was in Frank's unit.

Due to the lateness of the season, and because of an approaching hurricane, the hotel is nearly empty, with only five guests: the dapper Toots (Harry Lewis), the boorish Curly (Thomas Gomez), stone-faced Ralph (William Haade), servant Angel (Dan Seymour), and an attractive woman, Gaye Dawn (Claire Trevor), who has a drinking problem. They claim to have come down to the Florida Keys for a fishing trip with a mysterious sixth man who spends all his time in his room upstairs.

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