Lauren Bacall

From the Archives: Humphrey Bogart returns to L.A. with young bride Lauren Bacall

From the Archives: Humphrey Bogart returns to L.A. with young bride Lauren Bacall

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall met during filming of 1944’s “To Have and Have Not.” They were married May 21, 1945, at the home of Bogart’s close friend Louis Bromfield near Lucas, Ohio. Journalists greeted the couple upon their return by train to Pasadena.

This image by photographer L. Maxine Reams appeared on the front page of the Los Angeles Times’ Metro section the next morning. The accompanying story reported:

With four cartons of cigarettes under one arm and Lauren Bacall, the gal who revived whistling, clinging to the other, Humphrey Bogart stepped off the Santa Fe Chief at Pasadena yesterday convinced that married life is just what the doctor...

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