Bogie and Books
Did you know Humphrey Bogart loved to read? I just read the other day that although he had been a poor student in school, he had a lifelong love of reading, and could quote Plato, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Shakespeare.
Some of his best friends were screenwriters, such as Nunnally Johnson and John Huston. I've always admired Huston for his directing, even his acting, but did you know he also wrote over 20 screenplays, including the adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon? To the right is a photo of Huston at the typewriter with his good pal Bogie.
By the way, here's a wonderful write-up about John Huston and his writing and directing of the The Maltese Falcon (via Word&Film): John Huston and the Making of the Maltese Falcon.
Vintage Photos of Hollywood Stars Reading
I don't know what other Hollywood stars of yesteryear loved reading the way Bogie did, but there's a lot of old photos of them doing so...enjoy...