Remembering director Howard Hawks, born on this day in 1896. Hawks directed Marilyn in “Monkey Business” and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” He also directed such classics as “Bringing Up Baby,” “His Girl Friday,” “To Have and Have Not” and “Red River.”
Speaking of Marilyn, Hawks once said:
“She was the most frightened little girl who had no confidence in her ability. There wasn’t a real thing about her. Everything was completely unreal.”
On the set of “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” L-R Howard Hawks, Jane Russell, George Winslow and Marilyn Monroe.