…and thank you for subscribing. Today I’m going to tell you a story from Christmas over 120 years ago. That was the birth of Humphrey Bogart. He entered the world in New York on Christmas Day in 1899 (a date later adjusted by studio press releases, to nudge it into the twentieth century). His parents were wealthy, of Patroon ancestry, and he was sent to prep schools. His background was the opposite of the streetwise toughs he would later portray on screen. In a New York of extremes, he was of the haves. A childhood of nannies and toys awaited.
Late to this delightful portrait. Bonne année
Merry Christmas! Thank you for all your writing!
Merry Christmas! Always enjoying learning things like this here.