Bogie Draws Flynn

13 Feb

February 13, 1938

Screen and Radio Weekly

The illustrious Mr. Bogart draws the illustrated Mr. Flynn – with mean George Brent wielding a whip, and who appears may be Arno out front. (Cropped out of the drawing are Bogie with a slingshot and Wayne Morris in a sailor outfit.)

— Tim


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  1. Karl

    February 14, 2021 at 1:41 am

    Was aware of his mother as an illustrator and thought HIS only other “artistic” leaning was drawing in bullets!

    GREAT (and most elusive) find, GT!…

    • Karl

      February 14, 2021 at 1:18 pm

      Bogey’s real life weapon was actually in his choice of words for the appropriate situation and occasionally drew a response more than equal to his own:

      Bogart, who was noted for his endless and acerbic capacity for needling others, co-starred with Cagney in one of their lesser vehicles, a Western called The Oklahoma Kid(1939), a miracle of miscasting for both men. Upon seeing Mr. Cagney in costume, Bogie remarked that, in that oversize cowboy hat, the diminutive Cagney looked like a “mushroom”*. No word on Cagney’s reaction to that remark, but, during roughly the same period, Cagney spotted Mr. Bogart tooling along LA’s streets in his fancy car, blithely unaware that he was being observed. The next day, Cagney, who dabbled in poetry and painting in his spare time, sent Bogie a brief poem, as follows:

      In this silly town of ours,

      One sees odd primps and poses.

      But movie stars in fancy cars–

      Shouldn’t pick their noses.

      • Gentleman Tim

        February 14, 2021 at 5:03 pm

        Oh, that is too funny, Karl! Cagney picking on Bogie!

        Here’s Jimmy drawing. Looks like Bogie was right!


        • Gentleman Tim

          February 14, 2021 at 5:11 pm

          Though, after drawing against Errol in Virginia City, Bogie was on rough ground criticizing the miscasting of Tinseltown gangster movie stars as Western movie bad guys:




          • Karl

            February 14, 2021 at 5:38 pm

            With that kind of a “look” (as distinguished from Lauren’s) your 2 exemplars would suggest Bogey could possibly have had a MUCH earlier “dual role” Oscar worthy possibility (such as Marvin in 1965) in this Warner’s classic:


            • Gentleman Tim

              February 14, 2021 at 9:31 pm

              You are way ahead and have much more artistic vision than I do, Karl! While I thought Bogie had gone to the dogs as a Mexico bandito, you see him as the cat who paved the alley for Cat Ballou!!

    … oscar 1965 cat ballou&simid=608004057900518162&ck=8D07D1C1DEB9272E178939C6334659AC&selectedIndex=0&FORM=IRPRST&ajaxhist=0

              • Gentleman Tim

                February 14, 2021 at 9:51 pm

                It’s a darn pity Errol had to deal with dreary Miriam in old Virginia City.. ..If only Hank’s daughter had been born a bit earlier… She would’ve livened things up for Errol!



      • barb

        February 15, 2021 at 1:07 am

        Cagney’s poem is a hoot, Karl. Another great find.

        I saw Oklahoma Kid decades ago and remember thinking that Cagney and Bogart were so non-Western that it made the movie fun. If I’m remembering correctly, there’s even a scene where Cagney sings a lullaby in Spanish.

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