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Old Photo: Humphrey Bogart in the U.S. Navy, circa 1918
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Posted on 07/04/2013 4:56:50 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Circa 1918 - Humphrey Bogart in the US Navy

c. 1918: Humphrey Bogart in the Navy

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1 posted on 07/04/2013 4:56:50 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

He was also the Gerber baby


2 posted on 07/04/2013 4:58:25 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: DogByte6RER

Did you know that he was the one who started the “Rat Pack” - you know, the one with Sinatra, etc ....


3 posted on 07/04/2013 4:59:16 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: DogByte6RER
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4 posted on 07/04/2013 4:59:27 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: DogByte6RER

Navy[edit]

With no viable career options, Bogart followed his passion for the sea and enlisted in the United States Navy in the spring of 1918. He recalled later, “At eighteen, war was great stuff. Paris! Sexy French girls! Hot damn!”[20] Bogart is recorded as a model sailor who spent most of his months in the Navy after the Armistice was signed, ferrying troops back from Europe.[21]

It was during his naval stint that Bogart may have received his trademark scar and developed his characteristic lisp, though the actual circumstances are unclear. In one account, during a shelling of his ship the USS Leviathan, his lip was cut by a piece of shrapnel, although some claim Bogart did not make it to sea until after the Armistice with Germany was signed. Another version, which Bogart’s long-time friend, author Nathaniel Benchley, claims is the truth, is that Bogart was injured while on assignment to take a naval prisoner to Portsmouth Naval Prison in Kittery, Maine. Supposedly, while changing trains in Boston, the handcuffed prisoner asked Bogart for a cigarette and while Bogart looked for a match, the prisoner raised his hands, smashed Bogart across the mouth with his cuffs, cutting Bogart’s lip, and fled. The prisoner was eventually taken to Portsmouth. An alternate explanation, is that in the process of uncuffing an inmate, Bogart was struck in the mouth when the inmate wielded one open, uncuffed bracelet while the other was still on his wrist.[22]

By the time Bogart was treated by a doctor, the scar had already formed. “Goddamn doctor,” Bogart later told David Niven, “instead of stitching it up, he screwed it up.” Niven says that when he asked Bogart about his scar he said it was caused by a childhood accident; Niven claims the stories that Bogart got the scar during wartime were made up by the studios to inject glamor. His post-service physical makes no mention of the lip scar even though it mentions many smaller scars, so the actual cause may have come later.[21] When actress Louise Brooks met Bogart in 1924, he had some scar-tissue on his upper lip, which Belmont said that Bogart may have partially repaired before entering films in 1930.[19] She believes his scar had nothing to do with his distinctive speech pattern, his “lip wound gave him no speech impediment, either before or after it was mended. Over the years, Bogart practiced all kinds of lip gymnastics, accompanied by nasal tones, snarls, lisps and slurs. His painful wince, his leer, his fiendish grin were the most accomplished ever seen on film.”[23]


5 posted on 07/04/2013 5:00:01 PM PDT by llevrok (We are in a new Cold War. At home.)
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To: gorush

Ms Dietrich as known as one who enjoyed herself in 1930’s Berlin, with skillful talents known then as “french”. (source: “The Dangerous Otto Katz” book)


6 posted on 07/04/2013 5:02:13 PM PDT by llevrok (We are in a new Cold War. At home.)
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To: DogByte6RER

He looks like he’s about ready to kick somebody’s ass. Great picture.


7 posted on 07/04/2013 5:02:18 PM PDT by real saxophonist (If something is TRULY 'common sense', then a law about it is unnecessary.)
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To: DogByte6RER

He got his lisp when his ship was torpedoed and he fell against the binnacle - he was the ship’s helmsman. Busted his lip.


8 posted on 07/04/2013 5:02:55 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: DogByte6RER

http://viooz.co/search?q=humphrey+bogart&s=a

You can download them using the downloadhelper add-on for firefox.


9 posted on 07/04/2013 5:03:56 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Yeah, but by the time he had his own command, he was beginning to crack up.


10 posted on 07/04/2013 5:04:35 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: DogByte6RER

“Here’s Looking at you Kid...”


11 posted on 07/04/2013 5:05:07 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Still Thinking

something about stwra-berries, if I recall.....


12 posted on 07/04/2013 5:05:50 PM PDT by llevrok (We are in a new Cold War. At home.)
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To: Still Thinking

Great movie.


13 posted on 07/04/2013 5:06:06 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: llevrok

And ball bearings....


14 posted on 07/04/2013 5:06:24 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: DogByte6RER
looks like a Boatswain's Mate
15 posted on 07/04/2013 5:07:13 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Still Thinking

It's a mistake scraping this ship. The rust is keeping the water out.

16 posted on 07/04/2013 5:12:57 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Still Thinking

“Yeah, but by the time he had his own command, he was beginning to crack up.”

Your photo did not come through so I assume you are talking about Captain Queeg.


17 posted on 07/04/2013 5:14:29 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: gorush
Here's Chaplin again with some guy named Al.

 photo ChuckandAl_zps52085e87.jpg

18 posted on 07/04/2013 5:17:33 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Still Thinking

Ever since that movie, I hated Fred MacMurry with a passion. They lying rat!


19 posted on 07/04/2013 5:22:43 PM PDT by llevrok (We are in a new Cold War. At home.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Captain Queeg, one of his best roles.


20 posted on 07/04/2013 5:24:48 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: count-your-change

As an old-time Tin Can sailor, one of my favorite movies


21 posted on 07/04/2013 5:28:51 PM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: DogByte6RER

My immigrant grandmother arrived in NYC July 4th 1914 on the German liner SS Vaterland. It was seized by the United States in 1917 and renamed the USS Leviathan. Humphrey Bogart served on this ship during World War I.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Leviathan


22 posted on 07/04/2013 5:29:27 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: DogByte6RER

Can anyone familiar with the Navy tell me what his rating was?


23 posted on 07/04/2013 5:33:20 PM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: ops33

Sailor? I always thought of them all that way. My Marine buddies called them Seagoing Bellhops, of course (ducking).


24 posted on 07/04/2013 5:35:29 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: CMB_polarization
The USS Leviathan in 1918 sporting its razzle dazzle paint job.


25 posted on 07/04/2013 5:35:40 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: Cuttnhorse

One of my favorites as well. There is a lot to learn from that movie. I particularly appreciated the lawyer’s observations about serving under captains, and how you don’t get to choose. You take what you get and you learn to deal with it as best you can.

I love the way the movie ends when LTJG Keith finds himself again under the command of Captain DeVriess. The lesson is, no matter how bad your skipper is, you learn to deal with it, because no matter what, it can ALWAYS be worse!


26 posted on 07/04/2013 5:37:08 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: ops33

Either Boatswain Mate or undesignated seaman. It is kind of blurry.


27 posted on 07/04/2013 5:37:27 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: ops33

Hard to tell, but looks like a Bosun’s Mate.


28 posted on 07/04/2013 5:38:38 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: llevrok

Wasn’t Fred MacMurray a conservative Republican?


29 posted on 07/04/2013 5:41:02 PM PDT by Oklahoma
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To: ops33

From the first picture, it appears he has the crossed anchors of a boatswain’s mate. The eagle above, or “crow,” would suggest he’s a petty officer, probably a third class, but I can’t make out the number of chevrons.


30 posted on 07/04/2013 5:44:27 PM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: gorush

He liked little girls, she liked big girls.


31 posted on 07/04/2013 5:46:07 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: gorush

she got around. And he usually preferred ‘em younger...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlene_Dietrich#Private_life


32 posted on 07/04/2013 5:46:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Oklahoma
As I recall, yes .. Fred was Conservative.

MANY of the old school hollywood men were vets.

33 posted on 07/04/2013 5:47:03 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: llevrok

His father was a prominent society doctor, so I find it unlikely that he was unattended as a child.


34 posted on 07/04/2013 5:49:04 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: gorush

Disgusting that this pedophile received so much adulation.


35 posted on 07/04/2013 5:51:26 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: DogByte6RER

Great post. Bogart has always been a favorite actor of mine.


36 posted on 07/04/2013 5:58:54 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: ops33; central_va; rlmorel

Can anyone familiar with the Navy tell me what his rating was?
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
LCDR....LT COMMANDER SAME AS MAJOR IN OTHER branches

oh, you mean the ‘other’ picture...

Looks like BM3, the diamond below probably specialty rate, someone mentioned him being Helmsman so that may be it.
Doubt any hashmarks, they indicate probably only did a few years.


37 posted on 07/04/2013 6:02:12 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --Inside every 'older' man there is a 'younger' man wondering "WTF happened")
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To: Oklahoma
Wasn’t Fred MacMurray a conservative Republican?

Yes. Owned a fair portion of what today is Pasadena too. Had the foresight to see the direction the population was moving. Said to have been one of richest men in show biz.

But when he lied on the stand in the Caine Mutiny, well, I don't care if I liked his brother's hair cut, (Uncle Charlie), I hated the SOB. :-)

38 posted on 07/04/2013 6:02:47 PM PDT by llevrok (We are in a new Cold War. At home.)
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To: DogByte6RER
I love all the Bogey movies.

Heres another famous actor who was in the Navy during WWI:

He mentored an upcoming promising actor in 1930's Hollywood by the name of John Wayne. Most people recognize him as sheriff Micah on The Rifleman.


39 posted on 07/04/2013 6:05:44 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Cvengr

Ah yes, the Caine mutiny. I’m a movie star! It was in the scene where junior officers went to see the admiral. They painted a “34” on the bow so it looked like the Oriscany. Really it was the USS Kearsarge, just one of the carriers in Task force 77. I was one of several sailors running across the flight deck. Which reminds me. I never did get paid for my acting career.


40 posted on 07/04/2013 6:11:36 PM PDT by navyblue (<u>)
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To: gorush

That isn’t Chaplin. Don’t know who it is but for sure it is not Charles Chaplin.


41 posted on 07/04/2013 6:16:57 PM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: Chickensoup

No, his mother was a famous author and illustrator of baby books and as an infant, Bogey was her model.


42 posted on 07/04/2013 6:20:15 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Cvengr

Maybe Bogart’s greatest acting job. It’s one thing to play the stereotypical good guy all the time. A real good actor can play a variety of characters and make them believable. I read the book and saw the movie. Bogart was exceptional as Queeg. In fact the job portraying a person like Queeg, who neither a villain nor a hero, has to be one of the toughest acting jobs.


43 posted on 07/04/2013 6:20:50 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: HomeAtLast

That is indeed Charles Chaplin-probably in his mid-to-late 40s.


44 posted on 07/04/2013 6:26:20 PM PDT by Carl LaFong (Vera the possum is US.)
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To: CMB_polarization

Your photo contains no ship. All I see is water and smoke.


45 posted on 07/04/2013 6:34:21 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: driftless2

Lawrence Olivier has that kind of depth and reach. I cannot think of a modern actor who isn’t simply playing themselves playing someone else.


46 posted on 07/04/2013 6:37:26 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: BerryDingle

I’ve always liked Paul Fix. Fun to see him in his younger days, playing little weasely characters in early-30s b-westerns. Quite a contrast to his solid grandfatherly roles in 60s tv.


47 posted on 07/04/2013 6:42:34 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Carl LaFong

Indeed it is NOT Chaplin and hardly resembles him at all. I just checked with my expert and was told it’s her husband. (Dietrich’s husband, that is.)


48 posted on 07/04/2013 6:43:55 PM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: HomeAtLast
Rudolf Sieber?


49 posted on 07/04/2013 6:47:47 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Cvengr

God,what a film and what a performance.

Time to see it again.

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50 posted on 07/04/2013 6:50:05 PM PDT by Mears
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