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Slim Keith and Leland Hayward chatting with publisher Gardner Cowles Jr. at a New Year party, 1952.

 

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Slim Keith with Jimmy Stewart at the Waldorf Astoria, 1948

 

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Leland Hayward and Nancy ‘Slim’ Hawks in 1949, the year of her divorce from Howard Hawks.  She would marry Leland the same year, with the marriage lasting until 1960.

 

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Slim Keith was Howard Hawks’ second of three wives.

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Slim Keith (1948).  She was married to Howard Hawks at the time.  They had one child, Kitty.

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Slim Keith with Oscar and Francoise de la Renta at a Metropolitan Museum of Art  gala in 1977

 

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Slim Keith with Truman Capote and Kitty Hawks at a benefit event in New York City, 1972

 

 

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Clark Gable dancing with Slim Keith at Ciro’s nightclub in Hollywood, 1944.  She was married to Howard Hawks at the time.

 

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Slim Keith was born Mary Raye Gross in Salinas, California on Jul 15, 1917.  Her mother later changed her name to Nancy.  While staying at a luxury resort near Death Valley, California, she met William Powell who introduced her to William Randolph Hearst and Marion Davis.  Nancy soon was seen with Clark Gable, Gary Cooper and Cary Grant.  In 1938 she met Howard Hawks, and they were married from 1941 to 1949.

Tiger Shark

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The back of this 1932 Howard Hawks publicity still reads

DIRECTOR HOWARD HAWKS making “Tiger Shark” for Warners-First National, on location at San Diego with Edward G Robinson and the company for the making of important scenes in this melodrama of the tuna fishing industry.

The Road to Glory

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Howard Hawks behind the scenes of The Road to Glory (1936) with Fredric March.  Fred was one of two Oscar winners in the film, including Warner Baxter, and the Oscars weren’t even 10 years old.

The Road to Glory was posted on youtube in Oct 2019 and it is still there.

Land of the Pharaohs

 

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Howard Hawks and his film crew in Egypt filming Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

I Was a Male War Bride

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foreign flyer for I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

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Howard Hawks in the director’s chair under the umbrella in Egypt filming Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

Bringing Up Baby

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Howard Hawks behind the scenes of Bringing Up Baby (1938) with Cary Grant flat on his back, Katharine Hepburn and a woman who may be the original author Hagar Wilde, whom Howard Hawks employed to help on the screenplay.