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Saturday, May 25, 2019

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Celebrity Guests

Wellman JrWilliam Wellman, Jr., son of Hollywood's legendary director, "Wild Bill" Wellman, spent most of his childhood around filmdom's celebrities. His neighborhood was filled with them. Gary Cooper, Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Carole Lombard, Frank Capra, Lana Turner, John Payne, Jennifer Jones, Red Skelton, Peter Lawford, William "Hopalong Cassidy" Boyd to name just a few. If they weren't coming to his family home, he met them at theirs, or on the sets and locations of 23 of his father's films. His first girlfriend was Jane Fonda. 

While still in his teens, he left Duke University for a career in the movies. He is credited with over 180 movies and television shows, 17 stage productions and some 200 commercial and industrial films. In 1981, he was awarded the Best Actor of The Year by the Christian Film Distributors for Heartland's Brother Enemy. He was nominated again in 1982 for Mark IV Pictures' The Prodigal Planet.

Join Bill after the screening of  - 

ROBiN HOOD OF  EL DORADO
High School Auditorium
Sunday @ 10.00 AM
Admission by Festival Button Only

Director by William A. Wellman, this 1936 MGM film stars Warner Baxter, Ann Loring, Bruce Cabot and J. Carrol Naish. Bill Wellman Jr. will be on hand with Ed to discuss his father’s relationship with MGM and in making films in Hollywood over a period of almost 40 years.

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Bill will also be in the Museum at the William Wellman exhibit on Friday (Time to Be determined) and Saturday (Time to Be determined) to answer your questions in our new “One on One” format.


See Full Bio: www.williamwellmanjr.com 

Other noteworth Website pages:
William Wellman Jr. guest speaker at museum building inaugural dinner Bill Wellman Talks about spending his Summer as an 11 year old in Lone Pine

Books by Wellman will be in the Museum store. Bill will also be autographing books- see Museum or Ticket office for schedule.

WellmanWild Bill Wellman: Hollywood Rebel  - Hardcover Now Available in Gift Shop
Buy yours during the Film Festival to have Bill add personal autograph

The extraordinary life—the first—of the legendary, undercelebrated Hollywood director known in his day as “Wild Bill” (and he was!) Wellman, whose eighty-two movies (six of them uncredited), many of them iconic; many of them sharp, cold, brutal; others poetic, moving; all of them a lesson in close-up art, ranged from adventure and gangster pictures to comedies, aviation, romances, westerns, and searing social dramas.

FIVE STARSAMAZON REVIEW:
Riveting—with lotsa laff-out-loud guffaws.

The extraordinary life—the first—of the legendary, under celebrated Hollywood director known in his day as “Wild Bill” (and he was!) Wellman, whose eighty-two movies (six of them uncredited), many of them iconic; many of them sharp, cold, brutal; others poetic, moving; all of them a lesson in close-up art, ranged from adventure and gangster pictures to comedies, aviation, romances, westerns, and searing social dramas.

The Man and His Wings

  The Man and His Wings: William A. Wellman and the Making of the First Best Picture

Event Tickets

2019 
FILM FESTIVAL
October 11 -14


30th Anniversary Celebration

Website update &
Ticket Information

Mid June 2019

 

 

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