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From: Victoria Esposito-Shea ( victoria@esposito-shea.com)
Date: 17 May 2000

I double-checked the source where I read that Lupino did not in fact refuse to work with Bogart (Sperber & Lax, BOGART 129-30, 142-43, 145, 1997). The authors' assertions are based on a 1991 interview with Lupino (who flat-out said that Warner's was lying about her refusal) and on an interview with John Huston just before he died ('88 or thereabouts, wasn't it?). It appears that Bogart and Lupino had indeed had some difficulty at the end of High Sierra but overall a good working relationship.

IIRC, it was actually George Raft who was instrumental in having Bogart replaced by Robinson in Manpower, and then had one of his bodyguards/thugs assault Robinson. Sounds like a lovely human being.

Counterpoint. ;)


Victoria Esposito-Shea, J.D. Legal Research and Writing

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