James Wong Howe Himself: Washington DC
October 2012: Program in Washington DC featuring Stan Kang as famous Hollywood veteran cameraman James Wong Howe (1899-1976) who was the cinematographer on Sweet Smell of Success, 1957; Hangmen Also Die, 1943; Abe Lincoln in Illinois, 1940; The Criminal Code, 1931; Laugh, Clown, Laugh 1928 and more than 100 other titles, some of which he directed.
Above: promotional literature for the event provided by the Smithsonian Institute.
Original page November 2012
Letters from Hollywood: Inside the Private World of Classic American Movemaking
352 pages - Published by Harry N. Abrams
"This is, quite simply, one of the finest books I’ve ever read about Hollywood." Leonard Maltin
Reproduces in full color scores of entertaining and insightful pieces of correspondence from some of the most notable and talented film industry names of all time—from the silent era to the golden age, and up through the pre-email days of the 1970s. Annotated by the authors to provide backstories and further context. Greta Garbo, Alfred Hitchcock, Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, Katharine Hepburn, Marlon Brando, Elia Kazan, Cary Grant, Francis Ford Coppola, Tom Hanks, and Jane Fonda.