Irene and Leslie Howard
When I found this article on “Film Weekly” of May 5, 1933, I was thrilled, partly because of the pictures, chiefly because, after reading so many articles written by people who did not know Leslie Howard intimately, his sister’s point of view seemed to provide a totally new approach to Leslie’s personality. In fact, some interesting facts are provided in this article. First of all, the portrait of Leslie as a young boy and his precocious love for playwriting. This portrait shows a determined, ambitious Leslie which does not coincide with the image of the shy and awkward child Leslie gave of himself, and I am inclined to think that Irene’s portrait is probably closer to truth than Leslie’s literary self-portrait.
A PRIVATE VIEW OF LESLIE HOWARD
by Irene Howard