HUMPHREY BOGART, LAUREN BACALL | THE BIG SLEEP (1946) Publicity photo$250.00
[Los Angeles: Warner Brothers, 1946]. Vintage original 7 x 9″ (17 x 22 cm.) black-and-white glossy silver gelatin photo. Trimmed for publication, pin holes in three corners, very good.
Howard Hawks directed this Raymond Chandler adaptation, with screenplay by William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett and Jules Furthman. With stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall (in this scene) and a cast of well-known noir genre supporting actors, and you had quite a concoction. Some of the film’s final state of confusion was due to re-cutting. To this day, fans and critics discuss the film’s peculiar eccentricities.
Photo is coded 636-95.