Celebrating The Wedding Of Bogie And Bacall

| 5/18/2015 11:51:00 AM

Ginnie BakerThis was a very special weekend here in Richland County.

The Malabar Farm Foundation held a special weekend to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the wedding of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. The wedding took place on May 21, 1945.

The Foundation held “renewal” ceremonies for couples who wished to renew their wedding vows in the exact spot where the famous couple were married. One couple celebrated 59 years of marriage and renewed their vows at Malabar. Malabar Farm is the home of Pulitzer Prize winning author, Louie Bromfield. He was a friend of Humphrey Bogart so Malabar was the perfect setting for the wedding.

Malabar Farm | courtesy Malabar Farm Archives 

Malabar Farm | courtesy Malabar Farm Archives

It was May 21, 1945, when 45-year-old Humphrey Bogart married 20-year-old Lauren (Betty) Bacall at Malabar Farm.