Category Archive: 1939

Leslie Howard writes to his son (1939)

My dear boy — You have been asking for some time for a Hollywood letter. You asked for all kinds of inside information that may interest readers–all kinds of spicy bits of news… Continue reading

“If I didn’t have a family, I’d have an attic” – Leslie Howard in 1939

Leslie Howard had just signed the contract to play Ashley Wilkes in Gone With the Wind when this article appeared on Motion Picture, a popular movie magazine. The portrait is quite amusing and… Continue reading

Leslie Howard: Good actors to be successful at forty ought to have brains (1939)

 Leslie Howard, what an adorable man, so human and so full of contradictions!  This article of 1939 (“Modern Screen”, May 1939) was published when he had already accepted– very unwillingly, I must say–… Continue reading