I understand Howard Hawks enjoyed talking to young people:
And, mentoring talent:
“We discovered Bacall was a little girl who, when she becomes insolent, becomes rather attractive. That was the only way you noticed her, because she could do it with a grin. So I said to Bogey, “We are going to try an interesting thing. You are about the most insolent man on the screen and I’m going to make this girl a little more insolent than you are.”
All kidding aside, The Guardian published an article back in February that encapsulates Hawks’ genius rather aptly.
I found these old photos of Nancy Gross (in the contemporary press she was referred to as a “free lance writer”) who would later be know as Slim Keith. She was the second of Mr. Hawk’s three wives. (As I hinted, fidelity wasn’t one of his strong suits.)
‘The love impulse in men frequently reveals itself in terms of conflict.” BRINGING UP BABY (1938)
Honeymoon in Cuba -1941
Exiting Divorce Court – 1948