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Bogart's biggest fan: Hugh Hefner

March 2, 2010 |  9:44 pm

The films of Humphrey Bogart will be featured in a series at the UCLA Film and Television Archive's Billy Wilder Theater beginning Friday and continuing through April 10. Susan King reports in The Times about the series and the impact Bogart had on the guest curator, Hugh Hefner.

Hefner chose what he considers the five quintessential Bogart films: "Casablanca," "The Maltese Falcon," "To Have and Have Not," "The Big Sleep" and "Key Largo." Here's the entire calendar.

Bogart died in 1957 of cancer. He was 57. You can read how The Times covered his death in the Jan. 15 edition here.

You can find King's story here.

--Keith Thursby

Photo: Humphrey Bogart in the 1952 film "Deadline-U.S.A". Credit: UCLA Film & Television Archive.