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Wings and Other Recollections of Early Hollywood: Narrated by Richard Arlen to Maxine Koolish and Edited by Judy Watson (Paperback)
Richard Arlen starred in the groundbreaking silent movie "Wings", the first film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.
This is Dick Arlen's story including a complete history of the movie as told to Maxine Koolish and supported by photographs, books, letters, manuscripts, tapes and diaries left to her daughter, Judy Watson. This fascinating memoir provides a behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood's golden age with stories of Gary Cooper, Walter Huston, Eva Garbor, and more from a man who was center stage for 50 years.
About the Author
Born in Chicago, Judy Watson has always lived in the realm of creativity and the arts. She studied writing at Arizona State University, and she has written short stories and presented a small narrative history. Her brother was an illustrator in film and TV, and her husband was an award-winning TV cameraman. Her son is presently a writer and executive producer at DreamWorks, while her daughter is a gifted artist and photographer who worked for years in animation. When her mother left hidden photographs, books, letters, manuscripts, tapes, and diaries to Watson, she knew she needed to make this compelling firsthand look inside the golden age of Hollywood available to the public. Watson has three grandchildren and currently lives with her two dogs and three cats in Westlake Village, California, where she has been for the past forty-seven years. ""Wings" and Other Recollections of Early Hollywood" is her first book.
"A GREAT READ! Very interesting and delightful book! It’s mostly a biography of one of my favorite actors from early Hollywood, Richard Arlen, who also also shares his various adventures with other actors such as Buddy Rogers and Gary Cooper. There’s also the story behind one of the best black and white films ever made - Wings. You also get a nostalgic taste of what life was like in early Hollywood. Get familiar with who was who and all the different changes that occurred over time in the motion picture industry. Very enjoyable book, especially for those like myself who are fascinated with early Hollywood and the detailed life of a great former star." - Ricky Lopez (Amazon)