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Howard Hawks : the grey fox of Hollywood

Author: Todd McCarthy
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Howard Hawks is now regarded as one of the greatest directors ever to work in Hollywood. His career stretched from the silent era through the seventies and left an indelible stamp on American cinema. A filmmaker of incomparable versatility, he made the landmark gangster film Scarface, aviation classics (The Dawn Patrol, Only Angels Have Wings, Air Force), several of the best screwball comedies (Twentieth Century,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Howard Hawks; Howard Hawks; Howard Hawks
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Todd McCarthy
ISBN: 0802115985 9780802115980
OCLC Number: 35919352
Description: ix, 756 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The engineer as poet --
Origins --
Boy of Privilege --
Rich kid in hollywood --
Showtime --
The sound barrier --
A new dawn --
The Criminal Code --
Tough guys: Hughes, Hecht, Hays, and Scarface --
Back to Warners: The Crowd Roars --
Tiger Shark --
Sidetracked at MGM: Faulkner, Thalberg and Today We Live --
Viva Villa! --
Screwball: Twentieth Century --
Barbary Coast --Flying high: Ceiling Zero --
The Road to Glory --
Include me out: Come and Get It --
Big spender: RKO, Gunga Din, and Bringing Up Baby --
Only angels --
His Girl Friday --
Slim, Hemingway, and An Outlaw --Sergeant York --
Cathing fire --
Air Force --
The Bel-air front --
Not in the script: To Have and Have Not and The Big Sleep --
The urge to independence: Red River --
Slim walks, money talks --
Skirting trouble: I Was A Male War Bride --
An old boss, a new mate --
The fox at fox: Monkey Business and Gentlemen Prefer Blonds --
In the land of the pharaohs --
Sojourn in Europe --
Bravo --
Fun in the bush: Hatari! --
A fishy story: Man's Favorite Sport? --
Fast cars and young women --
The last roundup --
From sand to dust --
Posterity.
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"Howard Hawks is now regarded as one of the greatest directors ever to work in Hollywood. His career stretched from the silent era through the seventies and left an indelible stamp on American cinema. A filmmaker of incomparable versatility, he made the landmark gangster film Scarface, aviation classics (The Dawn Patrol, Only Angels Have Wings, Air Force), several of the best screwball comedies (Twentieth Century, Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday), an immortal war story (Sergeant York), two sizzling Bogart-Bacall melodramas (To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep), a dazzling musical (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), and several towering Westerns (Red River, Rio Bravo, El Dorado)." "He was Hollywood's leading starmaker, having discovered or given important roles to Lauren Bacall, Montgomery Clift, Carole Lombard, Rita Hayworth, Frances Farmer, Jane Russell, Paul Muni, Joan Collins, James Caan, and Angie Dickinson." "Howard Hawks was the filmmaking partner of Howard Hughes; the drinking buddy and working colleague of William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway; cofounder of Hollywood's first elite motorcycle gang; an inveterate gambler constantly in trouble with gangsters; and a self-styled ladies' man whose second wife was to become the celebrated Slim Keith. This first biography of Hawks penetrates the persona he so carefully constructed for himself and reveals one of the most formidable, complex, and enigmatic figures of Hollywood's Golden Age."--BOOK JACKET.

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