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Casablanca: As Times Goes By: 50th Anniversary Commemorative

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The leading lady was the producer's second choice. The leading man avoided his co-star between love scenes for fear of his wife's jealousy. Two of the stars didn't want to be in the movie in the first place. And nobody knew how the picture would end until the day they shot the final scene. Yet, out of this chaos came one of the enduring film favorites of all time - Casabla ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 1st 1992 by Turner Publishing, Inc. (first published 1992)
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Gerry
Aug 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How fortuitous that playwright Murray Burnett visited a bar in the south of France when on holiday in the summer of 1938. And how fortuitous that it gave him the inspiration to write a play about his experience. Writing in collaboration with Joan Allison it became 'Everybody Comes to Rick's', which was eventually delivered to Warner Bros on 8 December 1941.

Following a favourable report by one of their readers, producer Hall Wallis instructed the story department to find out the cost of rights to
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Cathi
Apr 11, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My daughter bought me this used book (published in 1992, but I don't mind that it's old) because she knows that I love the great classic movie, CASABLANCA. The book has some wonderful photos and some fun background stories about how the movie came to be and about its various stars. I'm a Humphrey Bogart fan, so learning more about him and his character, Rick Blaine, were especially interesting to me. I loved finding out that he changed a rather bland piece of the script into the wonderful line: ...more
Donnell
Fun and informative, especially the detailed info about the play "Everybody Comes to Rick's" which was the basis of it all.

Also interesting to focus here on the refugee trail during WWII and think of it in connection with the trail today.

The trail today begins in Syria/Iraq/Afghanistan, moves to Turkey, then perhaps to Greece with a final goal being one of the wealthier EU countries like Germany.

Ironically, during WWII the refugee trail often began in Germany. It then moved to Marseilles in F
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