August 22, 2004

You know how to whistle, don't you...

Sheila "Red" OMalley has written a great piece in her blog about the women in the movies of Howard Hawks (eg. Bringing Up Baby, The Big Sleep, His Girl Friday, To Have and Have Not).

Howard Hawks was married to a woman at one point who was known as "Slim". Slim Hawks. (Remember that Bogart called the Bacall-character "Slim" throughout To Have and Have Not). From what I understand, the little I know about her, she was an extraordinary woman. She had everything that Howard Hawks idealized and wanted in a woman - and yet everything that he DIDN'T see being portrayed in films at that time.

If you enjoy this, don't miss the continuation in her comments section.

Posted by jackhodgson at August 22, 2004 04:56 AM