Category Archive: Wartime

The First of the Few – The Tatler, December 24, 1941

“The First of the Few” A Film Tribute to Mr. R. J. Mitchell, the Man Who Designed the Spitfire, Which is Now in Course of Production at Denham With the Two Leslie Howard… Continue reading

Shooting a Picture Under the Bombs (1942)

When they were filming 49th Parallel Leslie Howard went to his home a few hundred yards away from the studio for a few hours sleep. This is what happened then, described by Leslie… Continue reading

The White Eagle, August 1940 – March 1941

The White Eagle is a film produced by Derrick de Marney and directed by Eugene Cekalski. The narrative is written by Val Gielgud. The story is told by Leslie Howard. This documentary was… Continue reading

Leslie Howard e lo spirito di Nelson – Cathedral Steps, 1942

L’archivio della British Pathé conserva un video prezioso, relativo alla grandiosa produzione di Cathedral Steps di Clemence Dane, organizzata dall’ENSA (Entertainment National Service Association, l’organizzazione costituita nel 1939 da Basil Dean e Leslie… Continue reading

Ritratti d’annata: 1943

Ci sarebbe molto da dire sulla critica cinematografica italiana e Leslie Howard, e forse prima o poi scriverò su questo argomento. Nonostante la parabola ascendente di Leslie avvenisse in un periodo – gli… Continue reading