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WILLIAM WELLMAN JR.

  • The Writer's Block 1020 Fremont St Las Vegas, NV, 89101 United States (map)

A READING AND BOOK SIGNING WITH WILLIAM WELLMAN JR., AUTHOR OF WILD BILL WELLMAN: HOLLYWOOD REBEL

The extraordinary life—the first—of the legendary, under-celebrated Hollywood director known in his day as "Wild Bill" Wellman, whose eighty-two movies, including the pioneering Wings (winner of the first Academy Award for best picture), ranged from adventure and gangster pictures to comedies, aviation, romances, westerns and searing social dramas.

In Wild Bill Wellman: Hollywood Rebel, William Wellman Jr., draws on his father's unpublished letters, diaries and unfinished memoir, to give us the first full portrait of the man—boy, flyer, husband, father, director and artist. Here is a portrait of a profoundly American spirit and visionary, a man's man who was able to put into cinematic storytelling the most subtle and fulsome of feeling, a man feared, respected and loved.

www.williamwellmanjr.com

Earlier Event: July 10
JOHN COLASACCO
Later Event: July 25
LOCAL AUTHOR SHOWCASE