In the 1940's, wealthy black celebrities encountered the same discrimination as regular black citizens. Despite their wealth, they were barred from buying or renting houses in certain neighborhoods. Often, they turned to their white agents to rent or buy the property for them in name only. Sadly, the legendary Lena Horne had to resort to this scheme just so she could live in Beverly Hills in a house she could easily afford.
Soon, many of her bigoted neighbors discovered that she dared to move in next to them and they began to circulate a petition to oust her from the neighborhood. Lucky for Ms. Horne, one of her neighbors was the legendary Humphrey Bogart, who soon made it clear that anyone who signed the petition or harassed Ms. Horne would have to answer to him. He welcomed Lena with open arms and told her to notify him if anyone continued to harass her. Since nobody dared to cross the legendary Bogey, Lena was left alone. She adored her protector and made sure that the world would know about his kindness and bravery.