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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

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Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart


“The handsome son of a successful New York physician and his artist wife, Bogart's role model in the theater was the aristocratic Leslie Howard. As a fledgling Broadway actor, it was he who first asked that question, ‘Tennis, anyone?’ But by the time I photographed him, the image of the tender-tough hero was already wrought. Bogart and his English butler had planned a thoughtful surprise to welcome me to his home: an issue of 'Illustrated London News' opened to my portrait of King George VI.”


Feb 5 1946

Mr. Humphrey Bogart