Herbert Howe

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For the American astronomer, see Herbert Alonzo Howe.

Herbert Howe (1893–1959) was a popular Hollywood news writer in the 1920s.

Early life[edit]

Howe was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in September 1893.


Howe was one of the most popular Hollywood news writers of his day during the 1920s and 30s, writing for early film fan magazine Photoplay.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Closeted in keeping with the times, Howe was a lover of Ramon Novarro,[2] for whom he worked as a publicist/press agent, and a friend of adventure traveller and travel writer Richard Halliburton.[citation needed]


Howe died of pneumonia in Los Angeles on October 23, 1959.[3][4]


  1. ^ Ellenberger, Allan R. (1999). Ramon Novarro. McFarland. p. 4. ISBN 978-0-7864-0099-7. Retrieved 2008-09-02. 
  2. ^ Slide, Anthony (2002). Silent Players. University Press of Kentucky. pp. x. ISBN 978-0-8131-2249-6. Retrieved 2008-09-02. 
  3. ^ IMDB bio
  4. ^ Gay City News, Closeted Romances. (5) No. 2, January 12, 2006