Land of the Pharaohs

Howard Hawks in Egypt on the set of Land of the Pharaohs (1955) with Dewey Martin.


Bringing Up Baby

The back of this publicity still reads

BU-Pub-A56.  Katharine Hepburn’s soup gets cold while she discusses with Director Howard Hawks a forthcoming scene in RKO Radio’s comedy, “Bringing Up Baby.”  Assistant Director Edward Donahue listens in on the conference.

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Howard Hawks certificate from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his one and only Oscar nomination as Best Director, for Sergeant York (1941).

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Howard Hawks page in a promotional booklet for the 1927 films of 20th Century-Fox Studios.  He made eight silent films there, from 1925 to 1928.

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Howard Hawks in Egypt on the set of Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

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souvenir booklet from 1962 Howard Hawks retrospective at the New York Museum of Modern Art.  Howard still had a few more films to make.

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Howard Hawks on his wedding day to Nancy Gross on Dec 11, 1941, just four days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.  Gary Cooper stood on for Nancy’s father and gave the bride away.

Ernest and Slim

Ernest Hemingway and Howard Hawks’ second wife, Nancy “Slim” Gross

An article from a Britain’s Sight and Sound on Howard’s career in the 40s while he was married to Slim.  Every film he made in the 40s was a financial success.

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souvenir booklet from 1974 Howard Hawks retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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Howard Hawks’ honorary Deputy Sheriff’s badge from the Arizona Highway Patrol of Phoenix after his location filming of Red River

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Howard Hawks behind the scenes of Ceiling Zero (1935)

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foreign paperback on the films of Howard Hawks with Dewey Martin from The Thing on the cover

Sergeant York


behind the scenes of Sergeant York (1941).  Gary Cooper can be seen sitting down on the fake rock and Howard Hawks is sitting below the camera.

Rio Bravo


Howard Hawks and John Wayne behind the scenes of Rio Bravo (1959)

Rio Bravo


It’s assumed that’s a shirtless Howard Hawks in a white cowboy hat directing Rio Bravo (1959) in Old Tucson.