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Olive Borden and Andre deBeranger in Fig Leaves (1926)

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

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Olive Borden as a contemporary Eve in Fig Leaves (1926)

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Kenneth Hawks was Howard’s brother who had a promising career as a film director, but he was tragically killed in a plane crash with nine others while filming aerial scenes for his third film.  Kenneth was married to Mary Astor at the time.  Even in 1926 Howard was commanding everyone’s attention with his low-key, soft spoken manner.

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The oldest surviving photograph of Howard Hawks in the director’s chair.  Fig Leaves (1926) was his second silent film.

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Olive Borden in a publicity still for Fig Leaves (1926)

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Olive Borden in a publicity still for Fig Leaves (1926)

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original lobby card (1926)

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original lobby card (1926)

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Movie Posters:Comedy, Fig Leaves (Fox, 1926). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Comedy.. ...

original lobby card (1926)

 

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original title card for Fig Leaves (1926), Howard Hawks’ second sound film, and oldest to survive, albeit in a shabby bootleg version.

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original lobby card for Fig Leaves (1926)

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original lobby card for Fig Leaves (1926)

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original lobby card for Fig Leaves (1926) back stage of the technicolor fashion show, lost in the surviving version.

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Howard Hawks on the set of Fig Leaves with George O'Brien and Olive Borden

Howard Hawks directing George O’Brien and Olive Borden in Fig Leaves (1926), the earliest photograph of Hawks at work.