Bogart's son to help Ohio farm where parents wed

FILE - In this May 21, 1945 file photo, novelist Louis Bromfield, center, helps actor Humphrey Bogart and his bride, actress Lauren Bacall, cut the cake after their wedding at Bromfield's Malabar Farm near Lucas, Ohio. The couple's oldest child, Stephen Bogart, is helping to raise money to renovate part of Malabar Farm, which is now part of a state park. (AP Photo/File)

LUCAS, Ohio (AP) — The oldest child of actors Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall is helping to raise money to renovate part of the Ohio farm where the pair married in 1945.

The News Journal in Mansfield ( ) reports Stephen Bogart will make his first visit to nearby Malabar Farm from June 1-3. The meet-and-greets and special meals are part of a fundraising campaign to help renovate the mansion on the property.

Malabar Farm administrative director Sybil Burksey says water and flooring problems have left the home in desperate need of repairs. The farm founded by celebrity author Louis Bromfield in 1939 is now part of a state park.

Bogart says his mother, who turns 88 this year, is happy he's making the trip to see where his parents' marriage began.


Information from: News Journal,