Making a Rendezvous at a Gorgeously Appointed Historic Hotel

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Photo of Bogie & Becall...in the film Casablanca. A scene framed in a Gallery at The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida
Photo of Bogie & Becall...in the film Casablanca. A scene framed in a Gallery at The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida

Photo of Bogie & Becall...in the film Casablanca. A scene framed  in a Gallery at The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida
Photo of Bogie & Becall…in the film Casablanca. A scene framed
in a Gallery at The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida – The Colony feels just like as if a tourist is visiting is walking into a scene in the movies of the past. Maybe even a set for a vignette in Casablanca. Because posh is the word with everything arranged at the Colony. Absolutely polished to the nth degree and spoken of with an American kind of palaver by young people that one begins to understand that their parents likely had times, cameo scenes where they grooved to the fashion scene on a Saturday night and likely encountered ones like Jimmy Durante, Jackie Gleason, or Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn within the walls and mirrors of this very distinctive ‘ritzy joint’ as Humphrey Bogart called it. Yes, it’s ritzy but as the 1930’s song went about reaching a far out space, “I Can Always Dream Can’t I?”

The Colony’s lively persuasion exudes int the air with its 1930’s classic architecture. And heavenly ambience and Live music featuring a repertoires as smooth as caramel. On this night a saxophone player accompanied by a jazz singer. Everything still really carries over, in our time, a global reputation of where many of Hollywoods have gone, do go, and will continue to make a date in being there. In any season. In their time, cultivating their own private pleasure together, Humphrey Bogart (Bogie) and Laurin Becall wrapped up extremely special moments as they spent evenings at The Colony. Talking with the ever accommodating staff, servers,and shopkeepers they conveyed some of their own favourite lines spoken by Bogie. 1. Acting is nothing but experience. With something sweet behind it. 2. A hot dog at a baseball game beats roast beef at the Ritz. 3. The key point in making bags of ($$) money( $$) is… you can tell some… Big Shot where to go. 4. Don’t ever forget this. You’re not a Real a Star.. until, they can spell your name –correctly–in Karachi.

It will remain such a fine touch, in being in Palm Beach, where The Colony staff traditionally spread their hospitality, in such generous proportions, throughout a night. You might easily imagine Bogie & Becall, or …Liz, may just slip back in an amazing out-of -time vignette. And waltz right in. Kindly greet you with a smile. Sit down in your company as the Sax performers give way to an Interlude. And, in another magic moment, a hush is captured by candlelight as a musician in a tuxedo sits on a polished antique stool. Immediately begins to tinkle the ivories sounding so eloquently blissful. On a state-of-the-art, glistening piano in one of the foyers.

Ronn Hartviksen

Photo of Bogie & Becall…in the film Casablanca. A scene framed in a Gallery at The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida.Hotel.