Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart

by Gerald Duchovnay
     
 

More than forty years after his death, Humphrey Bogart remains a symbol of the Golden Age of Hollywood and a popular culture icon. His legacy has impacted American popular culture beyond the scope of American film history. His image graces buttons, greeting cards, and postal cards and he has been the subject of plays, films, novels, and poems. This work presents a

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More than forty years after his death, Humphrey Bogart remains a symbol of the Golden Age of Hollywood and a popular culture icon. His legacy has impacted American popular culture beyond the scope of American film history. His image graces buttons, greeting cards, and postal cards and he has been the subject of plays, films, novels, and poems. This work presents a precise biography of Bogart and examines his place in American popular culture. Scholarly and substantive articles written about Bogart's life, films, and career are analyzed and summarized. Essays and new and previously published interviews present insightful ideas by and about Bogart.

Film and popular culture scholars and Humphrey Bogart enthusiasts alike will appreciate the extensive and thorough listing of articles and books about Bogart and his career. As a guide to further research, the author has provided a filmography, discography, and videography and has documented theater listings, radio and television appearances, and a directory of Bogart websites. This extensive review of Bogart and his career helps to define his success within an American cultural context.

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Provides an overview of the actor's life, a survey of scholarly and popular articles about him and his films, and a review of his impact on American popular culture. Also included are interviews, comments from one of his directors, a filmography, a discography, a videography, a list of Web sites, and listings of radio, theater, and television appearances. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313223389
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Series:
Popular Culture Bio-Bibliographies Series
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

GERALD DUCHOVNAY is a Professor of English and Head of the Department of Literature and Languages at Texas A&M University-Commerce. A recipient of a Dana Foundation Fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University, NEH summer fellowships at The Johns Hopkins University and the University of North Carolina, and a Modern Media Institute Fellowship, he is the founding and general editor of Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities, an international film publication.

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