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foreign poster for Fig Leaves (1926), Howard Hawks’ second film as a director, and oldest surviving, although in inferior prints.

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Olive Borden in a print photo for Fig Leaves (1926)

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print ad for Fig Leaves (1926)

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the surviving parts of Fig Leaves (1926).  Howard Hawks originally filmed a Technicolor fashion show, missing from all known copies.

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pre-release flyer for Fig Leaves (1926). Howard Hawks’ second silent film as director, and his oldest surviving film.   His first film, The Road to Glory (1926)  is lost.

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Olive Borden and Andre deBeranger in Fig Leaves (1926)

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George O’Brien and Olive Borden as Adam and Eve in Fig Leaves (1926)

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Olive Borden as a contemporary Eve in Fig Leaves (1926)

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Kenneth Hawks was Howard’s brother who had a promising career as a film director, but he was tragically killed in a plane crash with nine others while filming aerial scenes for his third film.  Kenneth was married to Mary Astor at the time.  Even in 1926 Howard was commanding everyone’s attention with his low-key, soft spoken manner.

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The oldest surviving photograph of Howard Hawks in the director’s chair.  Fig Leaves (1926) was his second silent film.

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Olive Borden in a publicity still for Fig Leaves (1926)

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Olive Borden in a publicity still for Fig Leaves (1926)

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original lobby card (1926)

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original lobby card (1926)

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Movie Posters:Comedy, Fig Leaves (Fox, 1926). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Comedy.. ...

original lobby card (1926)