Mans Favorite Sport

Rock Hudson is trapped in a sleeping bag in a scene from Mans Favorite Sport (1964)

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Mans Favorite Sport

Rock Hudson and his girlfriend Charlene Holt in Mans Favorite Sport (1964)

El Dorado

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John Wayne and Charlene Holt in a publicity still for El Dorado (1966)

El Dorado

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The back of this publicity still reads

10423/120    TAKING CHARGE….John Wayne gets the drop on some off-camera badmen in this scene with James Caan, center, and John Gabriel from Howard Hawks’ Wayne/Robert Mitchum starrer, “El Dorado.”  Story of a gunfighter and a sheriff in a range war, the big Technicolor western co-starring Caan, Charlene Holt, Michele Carey, Arthur Hunnicut and Paul Fix was filmed on location in Arizona for Paramount Pictures.  Hawks directed and produced.   Leigh Brackett wrote the screenplay based on a novel by Harry Brown and “El Dorado” was photographed by Harold Rossen.

Mans Favorite Sport

Charlene Holt and Rock Hudson in an original publicity still for Mans Favorite Sport (1964)

El Dorado

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Charlene Holt and John Wayne in a publicity still for El Dorado (1966)

Red Line 7000

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The back of this publicity still reads

ENTREPENEUR

Charlene Holt plays a girl named Lindy Bonaparte who runs an “Au Go Go” type nitery in Howard Hawks’  “Red Line 7000,” for Paramount Pictures release opening …………. at the …………….. Theater.   The place is un-named in the script, but Charlene calls it Bonaparte’s Retreat.

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Red Line 7000

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Charlene Holt in an original publicity still for Red Line 7000 (1965)

El Dorado

John Wayne appears to be getting the worst of it as Charlene Holt and Christopher George observe in El Dorado (1966).

El Dorado

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John Wayne and Charlene Holt in a publicity still for El Dorado (1966).  This is Charlene’s third film in a row with Howard Hawks, after Man’s Favorite Sport (1964) as Rock Hudson’s girlfriend, and Red Line 7000 (1965) as the owner of the race car driver’s hangout.  El Dorado is easily her best of the three, but it didn’t lead to much of a career.

El Dorado

John Wayne and Charlene Holt, the second fine Hawksian woman in El Dorado (1966)

Howard Hawks

 Howard Hawks with Charlene Holt and an unidentified man at dinner.  Charlene was featureed in three Hawks movies of the 60’s, with El Dorado (1966) in her best Hawksian woman mode.

Red Line 7000

Howard Hawks directing Charlene Holt in a publicity still for Red Line 7000 (1965), the second of three films she made with Hawks, after Mans Favorite Sport (as Rock Hudon’s girlfriend), and before El Dorado.  Despite all the work with Hawks, her career didn’t amount to much otherwise.

El Dorado

Charlene Holt studies her lines with direction from Howard Hawks on the set of El Dorado (1966).

Mans Favorite Sport

Howard Hawks directing Charlene Holt in Man’s Favorite Sport (1964)

Howard Hawks directing Charlene Holt in Mans Favorite Sport (1964).