Air Circus

original lobby card set for Howard Hawks’ lost Air Circus (1928)

Air Circus

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Heinie Conklin and David Rollins in a publicity still for Air Circus (1928), Howard Hawks’ most ambitious silent film, now completely lost.

Air Circus

Sue Carol, as Sue Manning in a publicity still for The Air Circus (1928), may be the best example of the Hawksian woman in his silent films, but the film is lost, so it is only speculation.

The Air Circus

The Air Circus was Howard Hawks’ seventh of eight silent films at Fox Studios.  The Air Circus premiered Sep 30, 1928.  Nothing survives from the film, except the intriguing posters.

The Air Circus

In an early Hawks triangle, Arthur Lake is on the roof spying on his friend David Manners and the girl Sue Carol in a publicity still for The Air Circus (1928), a lost Howard Hawks film.  Not even a short scrap has surfaced.

The Air Circus

Australian insert poster for The Air Circus (1928), Howard Hawks’ lost aviation film.  By the looks of existing images, it looks to be his most ambitious silent film.  Perhaps a print will be discovered in Australia someday.

The Air Circus

Heinie Conklin and David Rollins in an original publicity still for The Air Circus (1928)

Air Circus

Australian poster for Air Circus (1929), Howard Hawks’ seventh of eight silent films at Fox Studios.  The film is now lost, but looks to be his most ambitious silent production.

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David Rollins and Arthur Lake with an unknown on the left in a publicity still for The Air Circus (1928)

Air Circus

original lobby card (1928)

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stunt pilot in a scene from Howard Hawks’ lost silent film, Air Circus (1928)

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theater ad for The Air Circus (1928)

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Howard Hawks with the cast of Air Circus (1928)

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David Rollins is a pilot in training in The Air Circus (1928)

The Air Circus

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David Rollins and Sue Carol in a publicity still for The Air Circus (1928), a lost Howard Hawks silent film.