“Forgotten Hollywood”- Next Door Neighbor…

Posted on August 30, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here… 

“`While at Cinecon 54 in Hollywood,  I sat at the author’s table next to William Wellman Jr., son of the legendary director. He is a dutiful child, and he has spent the couple of years keeping the memory of his father’s legacy in tact.

“`Wild Bill Wellman had an iconic career, directing a number of movies during the Silent Era, including the motion picture that won the first Oscar for Best Picture in 1927, Wings. Other movie classics he would helm include  The Public Enemy, Night Nurse, Nothing Sacred, Beau Geste, A Star is BornRoxie Hart, The Ox-Bow Incident, The Story of G.I. Joe, Battleground, and The High and the Mighty.

“`Wellman Jr. spent most of his childhood around film celebrities: Gary Cooper, Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Carole Lombard, Frank Capra, Red Skelton, Jennifer Jones, Peter Lawford, Lana Turner, John Payne, and William Hopalong Cassidy Boyd. While still in his teens, he left Duke University for a career in the movies. His first girlfriend was Jane Fonda.

“`The actor is credited with 180 films and television shows, dozens of stage productions, and hundreds of commercials. He was cast in  Sayonara, How the West was WonThe Horse SoldiersThe Errand Boy, Sgt. RutledgeMacArthur and The Trial of Billy Jack. On the small screen, Wellman Jr. has appeared in Marcus Welby M.D.Twelve O’Clock High, The F.B.I.The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, and The Brady Bunch.

“`He has written two books about his dad: The Man And His Wings: William A. Wellman and the Making of the First Best Picture, and Wild Bill Wellman –  Hollywood Rebel. Bill Jr. has been a guest-host on TCM to introduce productions made by his father.


                                 WILLIAM WELLMAN JR.

“`And now,  I am grateful to announce William Wellman Jr. owns a personal copy of my latest work, Road to Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History. The paperback has been available for thirty-six hours, and a member of Hollywood royalty is the proud owner of my latest book. What a thrill!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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