Bogie, Bacall and Future Best Man Bromfield Visit Clifton Webb. On May 21, 1945, Humphrey Bogart married Lauren Bacall at Malabar Farm, the central Ohio home of author Louis Bromfield, who was the best man at the wedding. Just a few months earlier, on February 4, 1945, they visited Webb at the Park Lane Hotel, the date and place noted by Humphrey Bogart above his beautiful signature. Do you think they were planning their wedding? Bromfield's daughter, Hope, was with her famous father. The next month, Webb's visitors included Alexandra Danilova, Fanny Brice, the "toast of two continents" Beatrice Lillie and Edward D. Dowling. Coincidentally (or not), a few years later Dowling would produce and direct the Broadway play An Evening With Beatrice Lillie. One could imagine that there were quite a few laughs the day Fanny Brice and Beatrice Lillie got together. In very good condition with minimal toning or wear. With COA from PSA/DNA.

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