A juicy saga of a film icon's early love affairs, revealing what really lay under the trench coat of history's most famous movie star. This is a radical expansion of one of Darwin Porter's earlier Bogart biographies, incorporating a wider timeline - in this case, the years between Bogart's birth in 1899 until his marriage to Lauren Bacall in 1944. This revelatory book is based on dusty, unpublished memoirs, letters, diaries and personal interviews from the women and the men who adored him, as well as shocking allegations from those who didn't.
One of the most prolific biographers in the world, Darwin Porter inherited the diaries, notes, and oral histories of writers and witnesses who had known and followed the career of Humphrey Bogart beginning in the 1920s. This remarkable compendium of information results from three generations of Bogart fans watching, evaluating, and recording the foibles and eccentricities of America's most famous movie star.