Humphrey Bogart & Mayo Methot: Smooth Sailing

The below 1943 news column by journalist Jimmy Fidler provides an often overlooked perspective about the relationship between Humphrey Bogart and his wife, Mayo Methot. Fidler suggests their much-reported tempestuous relationship was calmer at sea in the absence of others, especially away from the white hot media spotlight.

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The couple’s mutual nautical interests were aided by the fact that Bogart was a Navy veteran and Mayo’s father a sea captain.

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Mayo & Bogie, Happy at Sea

While aboard their boat the ‘Sluggy,’ the case can be made that these two professional actors didn’t have an audience egging them on, so it was easier to simply enjoy each other’s company.   Get the real story behind film icon Humphrey Bogart’s seven year marriage to stage and screen actress Mayo Methot here in the new book ‘Sluggy: Bogie’s Other Baby.’

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The Wartime Hairstyle of Mayo Methot

This 1944 news column helps to explain Mayo Methot’s headgear while touring with husband Humphrey Bogart during WWII:

The simple act of hair washing wasn’t practical during that wartime visit, so ladies, including Mayo, got creative.

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Mayo Methot & Humphrey Bogart in 1944

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Book Trailer for ‘Sluggy: Bogie’s Other Baby’ Released

‘Sluggy’ is the biography of Mayo Methot, third wife of film star Humphrey Bogart during the peak of his career. Anyone curious about their seven year roller-coaster Hollywood marriage will find ‘Sluggy’ a revealing view into the mercurial relationship that even movie ‘tough guy’ Humphrey Bogart couldn’t control. His later wife was called ‘Bogie’s Baby.’ Yet years before her, was ‘Bogie’s Other Baby,’ Mayo Methot. Buy ‘Sluggy: Bogie’s Other Baby.’ Available at Amazon: https://amzn.to/2ls7dhb

Bogie’s Other Baby

Mayo Methot was Humphrey Bogart’s third wife. Born in 1904, she was twenty years older than Lauren Bacall, Bogart’s fourth wife.  Before Bacall’s 1924 birth, Mayo Methot was already performing on the Broadway stage, as noted in this newspaper article. 

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Given their age difference, fourth wife Lauren Bacall was sometimes called ‘Bogie’s Baby.’ But long before Bacall was Mayo Methot, ‘Bogie’s Other Baby.’ The first ever biography about Mayo Methot is scheduled for release on October 17th, 2019, with e-book pre-orders now available. 

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Mayo Methot – Did You Know?

An early object of Mayo Methot’s affection was actor William Reid, whom she met as a youth.

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After an injury in 1919 while filming ‘Valley of the Giants’ on location in Oregon, the ‘movie star handsome’ Reid was given painkillers in order to continue filming. He became addicted and as a result, his health deteriorated. In 1923, Wallace Reid died in the arms of his wife, Dorothy Davenport. Wallace Reid is now considered one of Hollywood’s earliest victims of drug addiction.