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

By: Wellman, William Jr.

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[nice clean book, very slight bump to top corners; jackets shows only a bit of surface handling wear]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. The story of the production of WINGS (1927), told by the director's son as, essentially, a long episode in his father's life story. "Augmented with personal correspondence from Wellman's own World War I tour of duty as a fighter pilot, on-set photographs from WINGS and other classic Hollywood films, and anecdote from the back lots of the early studio system, this unique work traces the way in which the first Best Picture's director used his own war experience to bring his epic to the screen." Foreword by Robert Redford; includes notes, bibliography, and a full Wellman filmography (including uncredited directorial contributions). Signed by Author

Title: The Man and His Wings: William A. Wellman and the Making of the First Best Picture [*SIGNED*]

Author: Wellman, William Jr.

Categories: Cinema: History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Westport CT/London, Praeger: 2006

ISBN Number: 0-275-98541-5

ISBN Number 13: 9780275985417

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21262

Keywords: Film Directors Silent Films Aviation War Films Academy Awards Cinema: Biography