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    Howard Hawks: the Grey Fox of Hollywood (Paperback) By (author) Todd McCarthy


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    DescriptionHoward 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.

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    Howard Hawks: the Grey Fox of Hollywood
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Todd McCarthy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 728
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 48 mm
    Weight: 1,179 g
    ISBN 13: 9780802115980
    ISBN 10: 0802115985

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: PER
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    BIC subject category V2: BGF, APF
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000
    DC21: 791.43023309
    Thema V1.0: DNBF, ATF
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, ports.
    Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
    Imprint name
    Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
    Publication date
    25 August 2000
    Publication City/Country
    New York