Category Archive: Articles

Charm Comes First – Leslie Howard, 1937

This article was published on the August 1937 issue of the popular magazine “Screen Play”. Leslie Howard, inspired by Basil Underwood , the matinee idol  he played in It’s Love I’m After, reveals some of… Continue reading

Leslie Howard Interviewed, 1934

This interview was published on “Picturegoer” of September 15, 1934. Once again, Leslie Howard express his contempt for American film industry, “in the hands of people who are devoid of taste and culture.” He… Continue reading

Hubert Cole’s suggestion to Leslie Howard in 1941

The article I publish today is rather strange. It appeared on Picturegoer of February 8, 1941, while Leslie Howard was directing Pimpernel Smith. The interviewer, Hubert Cole, tries to persuade Leslie to go… Continue reading

Somebody tried to explain Leslie Howard in 1933

I enjoy very much those articles and interviews about Leslie which were published on fan magazines during the Thirties. They always present–with slight variations–the same picture of him: a quiet and reserved man,… Continue reading

Mr. Howard represents British standards: An Article of 1921

This article, published on Billboard in 1921, one year after Leslie Howard moved to America (not three years, as the author says incorrectly), is a clear example of how quickly the young English… Continue reading

An Interview of 1932

Leslie Howard Tells What He Thinks of Acting, Writing and the Movies Acting Is the Chief Thing Leslie Howard Doesn’t Care About Doing By JANET WHITE HE IS “the eminently successful British actor”… Continue reading

Leslie Howard talks about films, stories and co-stars, 1933

1933 was a very important year in Leslie Howard’s career. He had already made several films– Berkeley Square among them, one of his big successes– and was one of the most sought-after among… Continue reading

Leslie Howard: “Cinema”, 1938

The article I have copied down here is absolutely unique: it remains an isolated voice, totally outside the box, breaking the deafening silence that surrounded Leslie Howard in Italy during the Thirties. I… Continue reading

The Secrets of Berkeley Square, 1933

(“Picturegoer”, September 2, 1933) THE SECRETS OF “BERKELEY SQUARE” How London has been created again in Hollywood for Leslie Howard’s new film by the man who made “Cavalcade”. Frank Lloyd passed for a… Continue reading

Associated Artists: Leslie Howard, Hugh Walpole and Dudley Murphy (1936)

News and Gossip of the Week: by the Editor [Herbert Thompson] HOWARD AND WALPOLE GET TOGETHER Leslie Howard, Hugh Walpole and Dudley Murphy Found a New Film Company of Their Own Actor Leslie… Continue reading