Humphrey Bogart And Lauren Bacall In 'Key Largo,' 1948
In this colorized production still from Key Largo shows two of the great screen stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood, Humphry Bogart and Lauren Bacall. In the film, the last one they made together, Bogart plays Frank McLoud, an army major who has decided to live on a fishing boat. His final stop is Key Largo, where he meets Nora, played by Lauren Bacall, who falls for him. When McLoud arrives at the hotel owned by the family of his deceased war buddy, he finds that some of the guests are gangsters.
The costumes were designed by Leah Rhodes. Their outfits were both simple and refined, and were quite coordinated, with their sleeves turned up and their top buttons unbuttoned. The coordinated nature of their outfits hints to the fact that the two will be a pair of heroes. In their timeless outfits, they stand in contrast to the more flashy gangsters. The film takes place over one day, and so Bacall wears only one outfit throughout the film, a wool skirt with side pockets, a white dress shirt, a belt, and espadrilles. Bogart’s suit is an unseasonably warm suit made of twill, although in this picture, his coat is nowhere to be seen. He wears a pair of cap-toe oxfords in the film.