Howard Hawks

A seemingly random group of Hollywood men gather for some unknown reason and to have their picture taken, including George Stevens, Charles Boyer, Clifton Webb, Charles Feldman, Kirk Douglas, Howard Hawks and Louis Jourdan.

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Howard Hawks

Howard Hawks at the 1977 Montreal Film Festival, his last public appearance.

Land of the Pharaohs

Howard Hawks discussing the script of Land of the Pharaohs (1955) with William Faulkner and Harry Kurnitz.

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Cesar Romero, Tyrone Power, Howard Hawks and Darryl Zanuck

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John Ford visits Howard Hawks on the set of one of Howard’s films.  Howard is wearing the Red River belt buckle.   Replicas can be bought on ebay for under $50.   For a history of the buckle…

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Howard Hawks with Charles Boyer and their latest discovery Ella Raines. He cast her in his latest production, Corvette K225, but she was seen to best advantage in the film noirs The Web, Phantom Lady and Brute Force. She was also cast opposite John...

Howard Hawks and Charles Boyer with their discovery Ella Raines.  Ella made her film debut in Hawks’ production Corvette K225.

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Howard Hawks out to dinner with Dimitri Tiomkin.  Dimitri was born in Ukraine and composed the score for five Hawks movies:  Red River, The Thing, The Big Sky, Land of the Pharaohs and Rio Bravo.  Dimitri had 144 film credits in the music department, along with four Oscars, for best song and best scoring of High Noon, and best scoring of The High and the Mighty and The Old Man and the Sea.

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Howard Hawks with directors Abner Biberman, Rouben Mamoulian and JP McGowan testifying before the National Labor Relations Board in 1938 on behalf of the Screen Directors Guild against the Motion Picture Producers Association.

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Howard Hawks with a group of men that includes Walter Huston.  Perhaps this is when Howard was attached to The Outlaw featuring Huston, and the men are business partners of The Outlaw’s producer Howard Hughes.

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Howard Hawks receives an honorary Oscar from John Wayne

John Wayne presented an honorary Oscar to his friend Howard Hawks at the Apr 8, 1975 ceremony.

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25 Feb 1953, New York City, New York State, USA — Original caption: 02/25/1953-New York City, NY: 55-year-old motion picture director Howard Hawks and his bride since friday, the former Dee Hartford, 24, are shown as they were about to sail on the departing Queen Mary this afternoon for Europe. The couple plan to spend a combined honeymoon-film directing trip traveling around the continent. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBISHow

Howard Hawks with the third of his three wives, Dee Hartford.

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Howard Hawks with his second wife Nancy Gross, best known as Slim.  She was played by Hope Davis in Infamous (2006),  being a good friend to Truman Capote.

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Howard Hawks was married to Dee Hartford on Feb 20, 1953, and they were divorced Mar 4, 1960.

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Howard Hawks with his second wife Nancy Gross aka Slim.

Howard Hawks with his second wife Nancy “Slim” Gross.  It was Slim who first noticed Lauren Bacall on the cover of Vanity Fare, and brought her to Howard’s attention.  The rest is movie history.

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Howard Hawks with his second wife, Slim, the nickname given Lauren Bacall’s character in Lauren’s film debut “To Have and Have Not.”