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The Resource Wild Bill Wellman : Hollywood rebel, William Wellman, Jr

Wild Bill Wellman : Hollywood rebel, William Wellman, Jr

Label
Wild Bill Wellman : Hollywood rebel
Title
Wild Bill Wellman
Title remainder
Hollywood rebel
Statement of responsibility
William Wellman, Jr
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The extraordinary life of the legendary, under-celebrated Hollywood director known in his day as "Wild Bill" Wellman, whose 82 movies (six of them uncredited) ranged from adventure and gangster pictures to comedies, aviation, romances, westerns, and searing social dramas. Among his iconic pictures: the pioneering World War I epic Wings (winner of the first Academy Award for best picture), Public Enemy (the toughest gangster picture of them all), Nothing Sacred, the original A Star Is Born, Beggars of Life, The Call of the Wild, The Ox-Bow Incident, Battleground, The High and the Mighty. Wellman directed Hollywood's biggest stars for three decades, including Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, and Clint Eastwood. It was said he directed "like a general trying to break out of a beachhead." Here is a revealing, boisterous portrait of the handsome, tough-talking, hard-drinking, uncompromising maverick, whose own life story was more adventurous and more unpredictable than anything in the movies. A juvenile delinquent, professional ice-hockey player as a kid, World War I flying ace at 21, Wellman was a wing-walking stunt pilot in barnstorming air shows, recipient of the Croix de Guerre with two Gold Palm Leaves and five United States citations; a bad actor but good studio messenger at Goldwyn Pictures who worked his way up from assistant cutter. Now William Wellman, Jr., drawing on his father's unpublished letters, diaries, and unfinished memoir, gives us the first full portrait of a profoundly American spirit and visionary, a man's man who was able to put into cinematic storytelling the most subtle of feeling, a man feared, respected, and loved.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/33092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1998.3.W454
LC item number
W48 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Wild Bill Wellman : Hollywood rebel, William Wellman, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Wild Bill Wellman -- The rebel -- The recruit -- The pilot -- The war hero -- The Hollywood ladder -- The directors' board -- Road to a classic -- Battlefield wings -- Consequences and achievements -- Pranks and misdemeanors -- I ain't so tough -- The neon violin -- Looking for trouble -- Passions and prizes -- The golden year -- The road to Ox-bow -- Picture patchwork -- Battleground sends a message -- Goodbye MGM, hello John Wayne -- The final straw -- The flame is flickering
Control code
ocn881655158
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 640 pages
Isbn
9780307377708
Lccn
2014028021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024730087
System control number
(OCoLC)881655158
Label
Wild Bill Wellman : Hollywood rebel, William Wellman, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Wild Bill Wellman -- The rebel -- The recruit -- The pilot -- The war hero -- The Hollywood ladder -- The directors' board -- Road to a classic -- Battlefield wings -- Consequences and achievements -- Pranks and misdemeanors -- I ain't so tough -- The neon violin -- Looking for trouble -- Passions and prizes -- The golden year -- The road to Ox-bow -- Picture patchwork -- Battleground sends a message -- Goodbye MGM, hello John Wayne -- The final straw -- The flame is flickering
Control code
ocn881655158
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 640 pages
Isbn
9780307377708
Lccn
2014028021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024730087
System control number
(OCoLC)881655158

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