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

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    DescriptionHoward Hawks is the first major biography of one of Hollywood's greatest directors, a filmmaker of incomparable versatility whose body of work includes the landmark gangster film Scarce, screwball comedies like Bringing Up Baby and His Girl Friday, the Bogart-Bacall classics To Have and Have Not and The Big Sleep, the musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and aviation classics and Westerns like The Dawn Patrol and Rio Bravo. Sometime partner of the eccentric Howard Hughes, drinking buddy of William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway, an inveterate gambler and a notorious liar, Hawks was the most modern of the great masters and one of the first directors to declare his independence from the major studios. He played Svengali to Lauren Bacall, Montgomery Clift, and others, but Hawks's greatest creation may have been himself. As The Atlantic Monthly noted, "Todd McCarthy ... has gone further than anyone else in sorting out the truths and lies of the life, the skills and the insight and the self-deceptions of the work".


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    Title
    Howard Hawks
    Subtitle
    The Grey Fox of Hollywood
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Todd McCarthy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 768
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 1,043 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780802137401
    ISBN 10: 0802137407
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    BIC subject category V2: BGFA, APB
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000
    B&T Approval Code: C07561000
    BISAC V2.8: PER004010
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
    Imprint name
    Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
    Publication date
    16 October 2000
    Publication City/Country
    New York