April 27, 2020

Tag: Humphrey Bogart

Mary Pickford

Day #34, Thursday

This “Day 34” diary entry tells of how someone doing serious historical research needs to avoid the appearance of being a tourist. Research is hard work. Here’s proof.

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Maud Humphrey and Her Art

It is rare for a Hollywood actor to have a mother who is equally famous. Maud Humphrey was such a person. Her famous son, Humphrey Bogart, star of more than 70 movies, was her only son. Maud gained her fame as an artist and illustrator. In her long career she produced nearly 30,000 illustrations for greeting cards, advertisements, magazine articles and juvenile literature. But, she was never a postcard artist. We who collect postcards, however, are able to enjoy her art because card publishers recognized how popular her art was and knew cards with her pictures would sell by the millions. Along with her story are some examples of her illustrations for the Butterick Corporation.

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