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Mayo Methot Bogart memorabilia

Identifier: CA B633

Scope and Contents

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 been 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.


  • Creation: 1910-1950


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and 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 and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

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.


2 linear feet (2 containers) : 2 folders, 1 volume, 1 small photograph box, and one oversize photograph folio.

Language of Materials



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.


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.

Existence and Location of Copies

Selected photographs are available online in the Mayo Methot Bogart photographs in Oregon Digital.

Processing Information

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.

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Finding aid written in English.
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA