"Leslie Howard was visiting Lisbon and Madrid on a British Council-sponsored propaganda tour. Howard had cultivated something of a reputation as being a marketable instrument of British propaganda, both in making patriotic films and by undertaking performance and speaking tours to bolster the war effort. Howard was born in Forest Hill in southeast London into a Jewish family. His outstanding performance as Ashley Wilkes in the blockbuster movie Gone with the Wind helped make him one of the biggest movie stars of the era. An elegant gentleman who was always well dressed in Savile Row-cut double-breasted suits, complete with matching waistcoats, fedora hat, and club tie, he was a major draw on the lecture and solo performance circuit."
Photos reprises du blog Leslie Howard Forever.
|Leslie et Douglas Fairbanks Jr, dans le film Outward Bound, 1930|
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