Red Line 7000


Howard Hawks in a publicity still with his latest discoveries in Red Line 7000 (1965).  Only James Caan became a movie star.  Charlene Holt and Norman Alden, bottom left and right, were able to pump out undistinguished careers.  Norman notably drowned in a bowl of chicken soup on  Norman Lear’s syndicated soap opera Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.

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Red Line 7000


Howard Hawks and Gail Hire behind the scenes of Red Line 7000 (1965).    Gail’s voice was even lower than Paula Prentiss’ in Man’s Favorite Sport, and she had none of Paula’s sex appeal.

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Land of the Pharaohs


Howard Hawks directing Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

Land of the Pharaohs


Howard Hawks in Egypt directing Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

Come and Get It

COME AND GET IT, Director Howard Hawks with cinematographer Gregg Toland and actress Frances Farmer

Howard Hawks and master cinematographer Gregg Toland with Frances Farmer on the set of Come and Get It (1936).

Bringing Up Baby


Howard Hawks directs Katharine Hepburn in Bringing Up Baby (1938) in the photo on the right.  Katharine being filmed by Russell Metty on the left.

Mans Favorite Sport

Howard Hawks directing Rock Hudson in Mans Favorite Sport (1964)

Fig Leaves


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.

Fig Leaves


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

The Air Circus


behind the scenes of The Air Circus (1928).  It’s assumed that’s Howard Hawks on the right.



Howard Hawks and his son Gregg in a publicity still for Hatari (1962)



Howard Hawks in Africa filming Hatari (1962) with Elsa Martinelli and photographer Russell Harlan.

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Howard Hawks in a publicity still

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John Wayne presenting Howard Hawks with an honorary Oscar backstage at the 1975 ceremony.

A Song is Born

Howard Hawks’ signed contract for A Song is Born (1948), his fourth and final film for producer Samuel Goldwyn, after Barbary Coast, Come and Get It, and Ball of Fire.