Warren William Magnificent Scoundrel of Pre Code Hollywood On the motion picture screen Hollywood star Warren William was a magnificent rogue often deliciously immoral and utterly callous yet remarkably likable in his wickedness Off screen the a

  • Title: Warren William: Magnificent Scoundrel of Pre-Code Hollywood
  • Author: John Stangeland
  • ISBN: 9780786448784
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Paperback
  • On the motion picture screen, Hollywood star Warren William 1894 1948 was a magnificent rogue, often deliciously immoral and utterly callous, yet remarkably likable in his wickedness Off screen, the actor was as humble and retiring as his film characters were mean and heartless This biography examines William s life and career in detail, from his rural Minnesota rootsOn the motion picture screen, Hollywood star Warren William 1894 1948 was a magnificent rogue, often deliciously immoral and utterly callous, yet remarkably likable in his wickedness Off screen, the actor was as humble and retiring as his film characters were mean and heartless This biography examines William s life and career in detail, from his rural Minnesota roots through his service in World War I, his Broadway stage success, and his meteoric rise and gradual fall from Hollywood fame in the 1930s and 1940s Also analyzed are his film persona and the curious mechanisms by which our culture selects certain film personalities to remember and others to forget Featured is a wealth of biographical material never before available, including rare candid photos of William s early years Interviews with his surviving nieces provide intimate family details and personal remembrances.

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      John Stangeland has been a free lance comic book artist for Marvel, DC, Image, Comico, Malibu and Now Comics He owns and operates Atlas Comics, a retail comic book store in Norridge, Illinois.



    2 thoughts on “Warren William: Magnificent Scoundrel of Pre-Code Hollywood

    1. Full review here: outofthepastcfb/2This book is for classic film enthusiasts who are not satisfied with just scratching the surface of old Hollywood but want to dig deep and discover the machinations through the stories of those figures, including Warren William, who really made early film what it was. The author provides us with a thorough examination of the life and career of Warren William starting from his family settlement in Aitkin, Minnesota, following him to his theater days in New York, [...]

    2. Well done biography and filmography of the wonderful actor Warren William. Excerpts from some of his letters added depth.

    3. This biography of the great, underrated Warren William, known for his role as the "magnificent scoundrel" of early, pre-code Hollywood, as well as his later roles in the Lone Wolf series of films, sets the bar for film biography. Untouched by scandal throughout his life, married to the same woman for 30 years (a woman 17 years his senior), an actor who didn't make waves in contrast to the Davises and the de Havillands, there wouldn't seem to be much here to offer the reader who wants to revel in [...]

    4. The author, Mr. Stangeland, and the publisher, McFarland & Company, Inc Publishers deserve a 5-star rating for chronicling the life of Warren William, an often forgotten star of the golden age of Hollywood. In this biography, Warren’s career and his contribution to the pre-code era of Hollywood is summarized in detail in a classy way befitting a gentleman like Warren William Krech. Unlike many biographies of past stars, Mr. Stangeland does not resort to titillating stories which cannot be [...]

    5. I loved this biography of Warren William. I became a fan of this actor thanks to Turner Movie Classics. William started out on the stage and then in the 1930's went out to Hollywood and became "the man you loved to hate" in the pre-code films.He slao stared in several movies that were nominated for best picture Oscars. William finally found himself in the B flicks as Perry Mason, Philo Vance, and The Lone Wolf. This well documented story shows what Hollywood was like in the 1930's and 40's,and h [...]

    6. An interesting read that covers the actor's career on Broadway and in movies. There was no scandal in William's life - he was a happily married man and avoided the spotlight. Still the author keeps it interesting and uses many a colorful turn of phrase. There are good write-ups of his movies that let you know which ones to seek out and which ones to avoid.

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