Tiger Shark


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


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



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

I Was a Male War Bride


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

Land of the Pharaohs


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

Bringing Up Baby


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.

Slim Keith

Howard Hawks’ second wife, Slim Keith, or Nancy Gross.

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from the trailer for Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

Slim Keith

Slim Keith, Howard Hawks’ second wife, in Northern California.

Slim Keith

Howard Hawks’ second wife Slim Keith.  They were married 1941 to 1949. when Hawks had nothing but big Hollywood hits.

Dee Hartford

Dee Hartford and Angela Cartwright in a 1967 episode of Lost in Space.  Dee was married to Howard Hawks from 1953 to 1959.

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1936 Howard Hawks contract revision with Samuel Goldwyn.  Hawks worked for producer Goldwyn on Barbary Coast (1935) and Come and Get It (1936).

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The earliest photograph of Howard Hawks directing, Fig Leaves (1926), his second film.  The first film with Hawks is probably seen in the trailer for Only Angels Have Wings where he is briefly seen at his desk.  He is seen at work on location in a short film on the making of The Big Sky (1952), which can be seen at youtube.

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Howard Hawks ended up not directing Sutter’s Gold in 1936.  He didn’t work at Universal until Corvette K225 in 1943.

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Howard Hawks and his wife Slim Keith, perhaps with Ernest Hemingway, circa 1943.