April 23rd, 2014
Howard Hawks filming Trent’s Last Case (1928). The last of his 8 silent films had sound added and was released only in England.  It survives in an incomplete print.

Howard Hawks filming Trent’s Last Case (1928). The last of his 8 silent films had sound added and was released only in England.  It survives in an incomplete print.

The Air Circus (1928). a lost Howard Hawks silent film.

The Air Circus (1928). a lost Howard Hawks silent film.

Maria Casajuana in a publicity still for A Girl in Every Port (1928), Howard Hawks most widely seen silent film. 

Maria Casajuana in a publicity still for A Girl in Every Port (1928), Howard Hawks most widely seen silent film. 

print ad for Fazil (1928), Howard Hawks’ sixth of eight silent films at 20th Century Fox, all are in need of a restoration.

print ad for Fazil (1928), Howard Hawks’ sixth of eight silent films at 20th Century Fox, all are in need of a restoration.

lobby card for Fig Leaves (1926)

lobby card for Fig Leaves (1926)

lobby card for Fazil (1928), Howard Hawks’ sixth silent film.

lobby card for Fazil (1928), Howard Hawks’ sixth silent film.

Arthur Lake and Sue Carroll in The Air Circus (1928). a lost Howard Hawks silent film.

Arthur Lake and Sue Carroll in The Air Circus (1928). a lost Howard Hawks silent film.

Arthur Lake, David Rollins and Sue Carol in The Air Circus (1928)

Arthur Lake, David Rollins and Sue Carol in The Air Circus (1928)

Howard Hawks made eight silent films for 20th Century Fox in the final 2 years of the silent era.  Two are lost and another is incomplete, and none have been given a restoration or commercial release.

April 22nd, 2014