Leslie Howard about the Women of the Screen (1935)
Leslie Howard gave this interview to Film Weekly in 1935. I find extremely interesting: Leslie is quite a severe judge when dealing with actresses. In spite of his reputation as a ladies’ man , he does not seem too soft with ladies, here. He speaks in a serious, earnest tone and keeps a stiff upper lip even when talking about ladies he knew only too well. Some of his opinions are very questionable, of course, but you must admit, it takes gut to write them down and have them published on a popular fan magazine.
Women of the Screen
by Leslie Howard
Actor turns critic! Here’s a shock for Hollywood and a novelty for you. Just before Leslie Howard’s departure for America we asked him for his opinions of the leading feminine stars from the viewpoint of an experienced screen artist who has acted with most of them at one time or another.
“A pretty thankless task,” he commented. But he didn’t shirk it. Although the candid comments he makes in this interview-article may get him into hot water in Hollywood, we think you’ll agree that his criticism are shrewd, impartial and pungent.