His Girl Friday

The back of this publicity still reads

DISCUSSING A CAREFULLY SELECTED CAST…for Howard Hawks’ latest Columbia production, “His Girl Friday,” which co-stars Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, with Ralph Bellamy. Left to right Ira Uhr, casting director, Grant and Hawks. (D-Col-48-P-50)

Bringing Up Baby

Actress Sally Eilers visits Howard Hawks and Cary Grant on the set of Bringing Up Baby (1938). Sally had 69 acting credits in her career, from 1927 to 1950, and had uncredited bits in three of Howard’s silent films, The Cradle Snatchers, Fazil, and Paid to Love.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Howard Hawks on the set of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) with Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe and George Winslow.




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


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)

Land of the Pharaohs


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

Land of the Pharaohs


Howard Hawks in Egypt directing Land of the Pharaohs (1955).  I think that’s cinematographer Russell Harlan to Hawks’ left in the white shirt.

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.

Howard Hawks

from the trailer for Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

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.

Howard Hawks

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

Howard Hawks

Howard Hawks with Peggy Cummins and Kay Williams, circa 1950.  Peggy is best known for Gun Crazy (1950).   Kay had 16 acting credits from 1943 to her first and only on screen credit, in 1953, after a career of uncredited bits.

Howard Hawks

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.