MOUNT VERNON — They were married in a small ceremony at the country home of close friend, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Bromfield at Malabar Farm near Mansfield May 21, 1945.
The wedding was held in the Big House. Bacall was 20 and Bogart was 45. They remained married until Bogart’s death from esophageal cancer in 1957. This is the story of one of Hollywood’s most talked about couples.
On Thursday, Elixir, the Ohio Humanities Council and the Ariel Foundation present Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall as the sixth season of Chautauquas continue at ThePlace@TheWoodward (111 S. Main St. in historic Mount Vernon). Portraying Bogart and Bacall in first person will be Jim and Amy K. Stoner. The Stoners are veterans of the Chautauqua stage and have both presented historical persons in the past, but this will be the first time they will join forces and portray Hollywood’s Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie of that era.
Opening the program and making his first appearance as part of the Chautauqua series will be Lowell Borchers, a veteran entertainer, who will present an opening act that will transport the audience back to the time in which Bogart and Bacall reigned as Hollywood’s king and queen.
The program will start at 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. This program is presented on a donation basis, so you already have your ticket. For more information on this and upcoming Chautauquas, Lyceums and Music in America presentations, call 392-6102 or 392-3018 or visit elixirpresents.com or www.VisitKnoxOhio.org.
Published on May 16, 2012