Show More Tough without a Gun: The Extraordinary Life of Humphrey Bogart by Stefan Kanfer.
Faber, 288 pp., £14.99, February 2011, 978 0 571 26072 0Show More
“... noir, so I came to Bogart (as to Cagney, Raft, Edward G., Stanwyck, Hayworth, Lana Turner, Ava Gardner, Gloria Grahame) retrospectively and as a ready-made – I think I need to use the word – icon. They were vast beings moving across the screen, on prints patinated with the time that had passed. The women were beautiful in a glamorously dated way, but ...”