9. Patchwork Dads – Humphrey Bogart


Humphrey Bogart, player of the hard-boiled cynic who ultimately shows his noble side.

He appeared in more than seventy-five feature films.

His mother, Maud, was a militant suffragette, and (according to Wikipedia) studied with Whistler.

Bogart became a first-time father at the age of forty-nine, when Lauren Bacall gave birth to Stephen, in 1949. Three years later a daughter was born, Lesley Howard Bogart. Named after Lesley Howard, as it says on the tin.

This is the ninth square in my patchwork of dads. It is made from discarded books, magazines, postcards and junk mail. It is made from the actual papers, I have not printed or copied anything. There are sixteen squares in total. You can see the whole piece here.

The square was cut from a picture from the film, Dark Passage (1947), in which he stars with Bacall. Cinematography by Sidney Hickox. The image belongs to The Kobal Collection. I cut it from Hollywood Guide To Romance by Myrna P Barnum (friend of the stars). Ebury Press, 2002.

All of my work is individually numbered, this piece is 798. It can be found in my shop.



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