12 Apr '12, 2am

Bogart and Bacall’s Son to Sail on Restored African Queen

Bogart and Bacall’s Son to Sail on Restored African Queen

The son of actor Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall will follow in his father’s wake by taking a ride on the African Queen to help relaunch the newly restored riverboat that co-starred in the classic movie by that name. Stephen Bogart will board the 100-year-old steamboat on Thursday as it plies the waters off the Florida Keys for the first time since undergoing a $60,000 renovation. “I’m going to see it and take a little ride,” said Bogart, a 63-year-old real estate agent who lives in Naples on Florida’s southern Gulf Coast. Bogart was 8 when his father died from throat cancer and said he welcomed the chance to pay tribute to the 1951 movie. Humphrey Bogart won an Academy Award for best actor for his portrayal of Charlie Allnut, the unkempt, unflappable and hard-drinking captain of the African Queen. “I think it’s a great movie,” Bogart said. His memories of his father are...

Full article: http://pursuitist.com/travel/bogart-and-bacalls-son-to-sa...

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