The Big Sleep

Humphrey Bogart and Martha Vickers in a screencap from The Big Sleep (1946)


The Outlaw

Thomas Mitchell in a print ad for The Outlaw (1943)

His Girl Friday

print ad for His Girl Friday (1940)

Bringing Up Baby

Cary Grant, Skippy the Dog and Katharine Hepburn in Bringing Up Baby (1938).  It was unusual for a comedy at the time to be filmed outdoors and at night.  Nevertheless, the New York Times critic found the movie a bore. and a tired, derivative rehash of earlier, better comedies.

Bringing Up Baby

Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn in a newspaper ad for Bringing Up Baby (1938)

Ceiling Zero

screencap from Ceiling Zero (1936).  Howard Hawks’ previous aviation films are The Air Circus and The Dawn Patrol.  He would also make Air Force.

Fig Leaves

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

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe and Elliot Reid in an original publicity still for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

The Thing

The back of this publicity still reads


John Ridgely, Dewey Martin, Kenneth Tobey, Robert Cornthwaite and Douglas Spencer search for an awesome creature in this scene from Howard Hawks’ “The Thing” which is distributed by RKO Radio.

TT34                        22571     (with a red stamp from) Cleveland Press

A Song is Born

Mary Field once again plays benefactor Miss Totten in Howard Hawks’ remake of Ball of Fire, A Song is Born (1948).

Corvette K225

Barry Fitzgerald is one of the Canadian sailors in Corvette K225 (1943), a middling Howard Hawks entertainment.

20th Century


Carole Lombard and John Barrymore in a publicity still for Twentieth Century (1934)

Tiger Shark


theater ad for Tiger Shark (1932)

Rio Lobo

Jack Elam and John Wayne in a screencap from Rio Lobo (1970)

The Prizefighter and the Lady


Max Baer Jr and Myrna Loy in The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933) on the cover of a foreign magazine.