Guide to the Mayo Methot Bogart Memorabilia
1910-1950

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Job, Thomas, 1900-1947Methot, Mayo, 1904-1951
Title: Mayo Methot Bogart memorabilia
Dates: 1910-1950 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 2.0 linear feet (2 containers, 2 folders, 1 volume)
Collection Number: CA B633
Summary: Mayo Methot Bogart (1904-1951) was an American film and theatre actress, who was married to Humphrey Bogart from 1938-1945. The collection (1910-1950) includes a scrapbook with mementos, a script, and photographs.
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, 97403-1299
(541) 346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)

Content Description

The collection (1910-1950) includes a scrapbook with mementos, a script, and photographs.

The scrapbook contains clippings, correspondence, and other mementos regarding Methot Bogart, her career, and her marriage.

The script is for the film The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947) which was a mystery starring Humphrey Bogart.

Photographs have ben separated from the rest of the collection for preservation reasons and are stored under the call number PH103. There are thirty-eight photographic prints and the primary topics are portraits of Methot from her Broadway days, a series of "candid" studio images of Methot and Humphrey Bogart at home (c. 1944), portraits of friends and work places, and vacation shots from the "Sluggy" yacht.

Historical Note

Mayo Methot Bogart (1904-1951) was born March 3, 1904 in Portland, Oregon. In the 1920s she became successful on Broadway as an actress and singer, appearing in about a dozen productions. In the 1930s she moved to Hollywood and began working with Warner Brothers Studios.

Methot Bogart made twenty-eight films, usually as the "other woman" or as a tough-talking second lead in contemporary crime films. Methot Bogart met Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957) during the filming of "Marked Woman" in 1937. They married in 1938; she was his third wife. Bogart applied his wife's nickname, "Sluggy," to his yacht.

Although the two were professionally successful, their marriage was characterized by heavy drinking and intense fighting. The marriage ended in 1945 when Bogart left to marry Lauren Bacall. Mayo Methot Bogart died June 9, 1951 in Multnomah, Oregon.

Use of the Collection

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Mayo Methot Bogart memorabilia, CA B633, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Material within this collection is minimally arranged. Any arrangement is either derived from the records' creators or custodians or from staff at the time of initial processing. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Papers, 1910-1950
0.2 linear feet

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Photographs (PH103), circa 1907-1951
1.25 linear feet
Methot, Mayo, 1904-1951
Description
Dates
PH103_01: [Portrait of unidentified boy: "To Aunt Meede from Little Johnnie, aged 2 years 6 months. Chicago, IL June 24, 1886. For Mayo."]
1.0 photographic print
4.25 x 5.5 inches
1886 Jun 24
PH103_02: [Portrait of Mayo Methot, age about 3.]
1.0 photographic print
3.5 x 5 inches
1907 c
PH103_03: [Portrait of Mayo Methot, age about 5.]
1.0 photographic print
3.5 x 5 inches
1909 c
PH103_04: Portland Rosebud, Portland (Oregon) Ad Club. [Portrait of Mayo Methot, PH103-03, on button for Rose Festival
1.0 object
4cm diameter inches
not yet assigned
PH103_05: [Mayo Methot, aged about ten, posing with rose bouquet and gentleman outside the Hotel Benson. Probably related to Rose Festival.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
1911 c
PH103_06: [Mayo Methot sitting on snowy ground, holding a dog.]
1.0 photographic print
3 x 3.5 inches
1930s-1940s
PH103_07: [Studio portrait of Mayo Methot as a teenager.]
1.0 photographic print
8 x 10 inches
Davies of Portland
1917 c
PH103_08: [Studio portrait of Mayo Methot in a kimono, looking at camera.]
1.0 photographic print
8 x 10 inches
Apeda of New York
1920s
PH103_09: [Studio portrait of Mayo Methot in a kimono, in profile.]
1.0 photographic print
8 x 10 inches
Apeda of New York
1920s
PH103_10: [Studio portrait of Mayo Methot in a kimono, three-quarter view.]
1.0 photographic print
8 x 10 inches
Apeda of New York
1920s
PH103_11: [Studio portrait of Mayo Methot in lace-trimmed dress.]
1.0 photographic print
8 x 10 inches
Apeda of New York
1920s
PH103_12: [Studio portrait of Mayo Methot with diamond brooch at neck.]
1.0 photographic print
8 x 10 inches
Talbot, Charles B. (1841-1900) of Portland, OR
1920s
PH103_13: [Studio portrait of Mayo Methot in fur coat.]
1.0 photographic print
8 x 10 inches
1940s
PH103_14: Mayo Methot in "Torch Song," El Capitan Theatre. [Studio portrait.]
1.0 photographic print
9.5 x 12 inches
De Barron of New York
1930
PH103_15: [Mayo Methot and Humphrey Bogart at tea.]
1.0 photographic print
8 x 10 inches
1944
PH103_16: [Mayo Methot and Humphrey Bogart at tea.]
1.0 photographic print
8 x 10 inches
1944
PH103_17: [Humphrey Bogart lighting Mayo Methot's cigarette]
1.0 photographic print
8 x 10 inches
1944
PH103_18: [Humphrey Bogart handing a phonograph disc up to Mayo Methot, perched on a shelf.]
1.0 photographic print
8 x 10 inches
1944
PH103_19: [Mayo Methot and Humphrey Bogart relaxing on couch.]
1.0 photographic print
8 x 10 inches
Crail, Schuyler/Warner Brothers
1944
PH103_20: [Mayo Methot and Humphrey Bogart on couch with two Scots terriers.]
1.0 photographic print
8 x 10 inches
1944
PH103_21: [Mayo Methot and Humphrey Bogart with Newfoundland dog "Cappy", on steps of house.]
1.0 photographic print
8 x 10 inches
1944
PH103_22: [Mayo Methot and Humphrey Bogart posing: each holds a Scots terrier and they flank a Newfoundland dog, "Cappy."]
1.0 photographic print
8 x 10 inches
1944
PH103_22: For you little mother. [Mayo Methot behind wheel of a roadster convertible.]
1.0 photographic print
23cmx27.cm
1930s
PH103_23: [Humphrey Bogart and Mayo Methot's wedding portrait, in the garden of the Baker home in Beverly Hills. Other couple unidentified.]
1.0 photographic print
8 x 10 inches
1938 Aug 20
PH103_24: [Humphrey Bogart and Methot's wedding banquet, in the garden of the Baker home in Beverly Hills.]
1.0 photographic print
8 x 10 inches
1938 Aug 20
PH103_25: [Humphrey Bogart and Mayo Methot's wedding banquet, in the garden of the Baker home in Beverly Hills.]
1.0 photographic print
8 x 10 inches
1938 Aug 20
PH103_26: To my corroborator [?] and my first press agent—Buff, mit luff enuff, me chum. On tour! Season 1925-26. [Pencil portrait of Mayo Methot, signature illegible, with dedication.]
1.0 art original
4 x 5 inches
1925-1926
PH103_27: With every good wish, Humphrey Bogart. [Portrait of Bogart, wearing mustache, signed.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
1930s-1940s
PH103_27: To Buck, best to you, Pat O'Brien. [Portrait of actor Pat O'Brien (1899-1983), who worked with Bogart on "Angels with Dirty Faces" and four other films in the late 1930s.]
1.0 photographic print
8 x 10 inches
1940s
PH103_28: [Humphrey Bogart and two other men, one in air force uniform, on unidentified set.]
1.0 photographic print
8 x 10 inches
Julian, Mac
1940s
PH103_29: Love & kisses to Buff from the Rover Boys, George and Louis. [Two middle-aged men in an apartment reviewing paperwork. Probably writers or producers.]
1.0 photographic print
8 x 10 inches
1940s
PH103_30: [Mayo Methot and another actress stand with middle-aged man with a cigar.]
1.0 photographic print
8 x 10 inches
1940s
PH103_31: [Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre and a Japanese man poke their heads over a partition. Probably a candid shot.]
1.0 photographic print
4.5 x 5 inches
1943 Nov. 2
PH103_32: [Humphrey Bogart on stage with an unknown man. Possibly USO show. "Maia hetch" ? On back.]
1.0 photographic print
9.5cmx12.5cm
1940s
PH103_33: [Humphrey Bogart and Mayo Methot pose with a group of men in variety of military uniforms, on terrace overlooking a city. Possibly related to USO.]
1.0 photographic print
8 x 10 inches
1940s
PH103_34: [Humphrey Bogart and Mayo Methot by a train. He signs an autograph for a woman.]
1.0 photographic print
8 x 10 inches
1940s
PH103_35: [Humphrey Bogart and Mayo Methot by a train. He shakes hands with a man.]
1.0 photographic print
8 x 10 inches
1940s
PH103_36: [Humphrey Bogart and Mayo Methot in cowboy attire, riding in a horse and buggy flanked by motorcycle policemen. Possibly for 1939 premier of "Oklahoma Kid."]
1.0 photographic print
8 x 10 inches
1940s
PH103_37: [Humphrey Bogart and Scots terrier on shore, probably off the motor yacht "Sluggy."]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
1940s
PH103_38: [Humphrey Bogart and Mayo Methot on their motor yacht "Sluggy," with Scots terrier.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
1940s
PH103_39: [Humphrey Bogart on the motor yacht "Sluggy," with Scots terrier. Near shore.]
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
1940s

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Bogart, Humphrey, 1899-1957
  • Methot, Mayo, 1904-1951
  • Geographical Names :
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)--History--20th century
  • Subject Terms :
  • Actresses--United States
  • Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
  • Motion pictures--United States--History--20th century
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Clippings
    • Correspondence
    • Motion picture plays
    • Photographic prints
    • Portraits
    • Scrapbooks
    • Scripts (documents)

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