Leslie Howard's Writings

  • Leslie Howard Steiner: The Impersonation of Lord Dalton. In: The Penny Magazine, November 1913
  • Leslie Howard Steiner: Deception : A Play in One Act. Staged at the Stanley Hall, Upper Norwood, London, December 20, 1913
  • Leslie Howard: Anyhow They Mean Well. In: The New York Times, May 11, 1924
  • Leslie Howard: The Intimate Diary of an Opening Night. In: The New Yorker, October 31, 1925
  • Leslie Howard: Such Is Fame. In: The New Yorker, November 14, 1925
  • Leslie Howard: The Broadway Première. In: Vanity Fair, August 1926
  • Leslie Howard: Stage Struck. In: Vanity Fair, January 1927
  • Leslie Howard: Rip van Howard. In: The New Yorker, March 5, 1927
  • Leslie Howard: And Now the Radio Actor. In: Vanity Fair, April 1927
  • Leslie Howard: Holy Hollywood. In: The New Yorker, May 14, 1927
  • Leslie Howard: Poor Alice. In: Vanity Fair, July 1927
  • Leslie Howard: Biography of an Anglo-American Child. In: Vanity Fair, September 1927
  • Leslie Howard: The Poor Nut and the Modest Actor. In Theatre Magazine, September 1927
  • Leslie Howard: Back-stage visitors: I--The Insurance Gentleman. In: The New Yorker, November 12, 1927
  • Leslie Howard: Backstage Visitors: II-- The Process server. In: The New Yorker, November 19, 1927
  • Leslie Howard: Back Stage Visitors; III--My Public. In: The New Yorker, November 26, 1927
  • Leslie Howard: Schauspiel ohne Schauspieler. In: Die Komödie : Blätter des Deutschen Theaters, Jahrgang 15, Heft 2 (1928) (from Vanity Fair, March 1927, German translation by Elisabeth v. Schmidt-Pauli) (Italian translation: Dramma senza attori)
  • Leslie Howard: One Man Theatre. In: Vanity Fair, January 1928
  • Leslie Howard: The New Morality: One Act Play, in Nine Fifteen Review, produced at the Schubert Theatre, New Haven, January 21, 1930
  • Leslie Howard: Out of A Blue Sky adapt. from Hans Chlumberg's play. Produced at the Booth Theatre, New York, February 8, 1930
  • Leslie Howard: One Happy Family. In: Vanity Fair, July 1930
  • Leslie Howard: Presenting the Impossible. In: Thatre Magazine, June 1930
  • Leslie Howard: Murray Hill: a comedy in three acts. New York, Los Angeles, London : Samuel French, 1934
  • Leslie Howard: Doug Jr. As I Know Him. In: Movie Mirror, April 1934
  • Leslie Howard: Problems Of My Four New Parts, an interview with Hubert Cole. In: Film Weekly, July 20, 1934
  • Leslie Howard: The Theatre Is the Only True Actor's Medium. In: The Screen Guild Magazine, December 1935
  • Leslie Howard: Realists, all. In: Movie Makers, February 1935
  • Leslie Howard: Romeo Talks!. In: Film Weekly, May 30, 1936
  • Leslie Howard: Romeo. In: Picturegoer’s Supplement, Romeo and Juliet, March 27, 1937
  • Leslie Howard: [as guest columnist for Walter Winchell], Dear Walter... In: Syracuse Journal, June 5, 1937
  • Leslie Howard: Thespis - The Jade. In: Stage, July 1937
  • Leslie Howard: Alias Mrs. Jones, a play by Leslie Howard. Produced at the Little Theatre, Bristol, October 1st, 1937 by the Rapier Players
  • Leslie Howard: How I Shall Play Lawrence. Interview with J. Danvers Williams. In: Film Weekly, November 20, 1937
  • Leslie Howard: How I Shall Play Nelson. Interview with J. Danvers Williams. In: Film Weekly, May 28, 1938
  • Leslie Howard: Acting for the Screen. In: Cine-Technician, July-August, 1938
  • Leslie Howard: The Problem of Better Films as I See It, interview with J. Danvers Williams. In: Film Weekly, September 17, 1938
  • Leslie Howard: The Actor. In: Behind the Screen: How Films Are Made, ed. Stephen Watts. New York: Barker, 1938, p. 78 et seq.
  • Leslie Howard: L'Acteur. In: La Technique du Film par 16 Artistes et Spécialistes de Hollywood, études réunies et présentées par Stephen Watts. Paris, Payot, 1939. p. 91 et seq.
  • Leslie Howard: Men of Free France. In: The Living Age, October 1940 (from The Listener, BBC Organ)
  • Leslie Howard, ed. by Ronald Howard.Trivial Fond Records. London: William Kimber & Co Ltd, 1982 (A choice of Leslie's writings, edited by his son)

Dictionaries, Encyclopaedias, Repertories

Biographies and Studies

Only significant studies are listed here. For short quotes from other books, see the Archives

  • Aldgate, Anthony ; Richards, Jeffrey : Britain Can Take It: The British Cinema in the Second World War. Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 1994. [The Englishman's Englishman, p. 61-103]
  • Bartel, Pauline. The Complete Gone With the Wind Trivia Book: The Movie and More. Taylor Trade Publishing, 2014 [Gone With the Wind]
  • Bordman, Gerald. American Theatre : A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama, 1930-1969. Oxford University Press, 1996 [Leslie Howard on stage]
  • Boyle, Charles. Another Hamlet: The Mystery of Leslie Howard. Forever Press, 2011 [Essay and screenplay supporting the theory of Leslie's presumed belief that Shakespeare was the Earl of Oxford]
  • Brunel, Adrian. Nice Work: The Story of Thirty Years in British Film Production. London, Forbes Robertson, 1949 [A whole chapter deals with Leslie and the Minerva Films experience. Another chapter about the filming of The Gentle Sex]
  • Burns, Jimmy. Papa Spy. Bloomsbury, 2011 [Contains a chapter about Leslie's journey to Portugal and Spain]
  • Colvin, Ian. Flight 777: The Mystery Of Leslie Howard. London: Evans Brothers, 1957 [Ian Colvin's investigation about Leslie Howard's death]
  • Eforgan, Estel. Leslie Howard: The Lost Actor. London: Vallentine Mitchell Publishers, 2010. 2nd revised edition, 2012 [Leslie's biography, with a strong accent on the last years of Leslie's life--almost half book deals with the years 1939-1943]
  • Gargan, William. Why Me? An Autobiography. New York : Doubleday, 1969 [Some amusing anecdotes narrated by Leslie's pal]
  • Howard, Leslie Ruth. A Quite Remarkable Father: A Biography of Leslie Howard. New York: Harcourt Brace and Co., 1959 [Leslie's biography, written by his daughter]
  • Howard, Ronald. In Search of My Father: A Portrait of Leslie Howard.London: St. Martin's Press, 1984 [A biographical book written by Leslie's son, mainly focused on the last years of his father's live and on his death]
  • Kelly, Andrew; Richards, Jeffrey; Pepper, James. Filming T. E. Lawrence: Korda's Lost Epic. I.B Tauris, 1997 [About Alexander Korda's project of a film on T.E. Lawrence war adventures. Leslie was a possible Lawrence]
  • Leeming Tuttle, Esther. No Rocking Chair For Me. iUniverse, 2004 [Memories of  Leslie and The Petrified Forest on stage; the author was in the cast]
  • Mackenzie, S.P. The Battle of Britain on Screen: 'The Few' in British Film and Television Drama. Edinburgh University Press, 2007 [Contains a chapter on  The First of the Few]
  • Price Davis, Anita. The Margaret Mitchell Encyclopedia. McFarland, 2013 [Gone With the Wind; with a short bio of Leslie]
  • Rattigan, Neil: This Is England: British Film and the People's War, 1939-1945. Madison, Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 2001 [The First of the Few, p. 52 et seq.]
  • Rey Ximena, José. El Vuelo de Ibis. Madrid: Facta Ediciones SL, 2008 [about Leslie's last journey and death]
  • Richards, Jeffrey. The Age of the Dream Palace: Cinema and Society in 1930s Britain. I.B. Tauris, 2010 [Chpt. 13: The Romantic Adventurer: Robert Donat and Leslie Howard, p. 225 et seq.]
  • Richards, Jeffrey. Films and British National Identity: From Dickens to Dad's Army. Manchester University Press, 1997 [Leslie during the WW2]
  • Van Neste, Dan."Leslie Howard: Unmasking the Pimpernel" [This article was published in "Films of the Golden Age", issue 19, Winter 1999-2000, and is partially available online; the printed article, however, is much longer, with many photos and an extensive filmography]
  • Shafer, Stephen C. British Popular Film 1929-1939: The Cinema of Reassurance. London: Routledge, 1997 [Contains a chapter on Pygmalion]

Articles

See the Archives