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Casablanca: The Bogart-Hemingway Nexus
--With a brief digression on the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League
by Sam Bluefarb (December 2011)
“We’ll always have Casablanca. . .” In 2004, an American woman, Kathy Kriger, a former diplomat, posted to Morocco, opened up the first “Rick’s Café Casablanca.” [pacé: Rick Blaine]
In his post-modernist analysis of Casablanca, Umberto Eco speaks of Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) as a “Hemingwayan Hero [who] helped the Ethiopians and the Spaniards [fight] against fascism) [and who] does not drink.” Does not drink? more>>>