Howard Hawks

Howard Hawks on a 1941 Sun Valley, Idaho hunting vacation with Ernest Hemingway, Howard’s wife Slim, Gary Cooper and an unidentified man.


To Have and Have Not

Howard Hawks behind the scenes of To Have and Have Not (1944) with Humphrey Bogart and Howard’s wife Slim Keith.

Howard Hawks

Gary Cooper at the wedding of Howard Hawks to “Slim” Nancy Gross, four days after Pearl Harbor.

Gary Cooper served as best man at the wedding of Howard Hawks and Nancy Gross (Slim Keith) on Dec 4, 1941.  Howard’s Sergeant York with Gary in the title role was then the number one box office hit in the country.

Howard Hawks

Howard Hawks with his second wife Slim Keith, the inspiration for Lauren Bacall’s screen persona.  They were married three days before Pearl Harbor, on Dec 4, 1941, and were divorced in 1949.

vacationing in Sun Valley

vacationing in Sun Valley

Ernest Hemingway, Slim Keith (Mrs. Howard Hawks), Gary Cooper and Howard Hawks