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Wendell Franklin

Directors Guild of Amer

Wendell Franklin Overview

A profile of the Directors Guild's first African-American member, from his childhood in Los Angeles through his work in Hollywood's film and television industry, where he started as a parking attendant on the NBC lot and went on to work as a stage manager, an assistant director, and ultimately, a director. This book candidly details Franklin's struggle to overcome bigotry and discrimination in Hollywood.

Wendell Franklin Table Of Content

Prologue 1
Childhood 3
Black L.A. in the 20s 22
Central Avenue in the 30s 29
From Ministry to Marriage 46
Armed Service 58
NBC: From Parking Lot to Stage Manager 64
The Greatest Story Ever Told 73
Universal Studios 83
Funny Girl 88
Medium Cool 94
Duties of an Assistant Director 101
Directing: The Bus Is Coming 113
The Smiling Militant 121
DGA Ethnic Minority Committee 126
DGA 50th Anniversary 132
Looking Forward 138
Selected Television and Film Credits 146

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Book Info

  • Book Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13: 9781882766017
  • ISBN-10: 1882766016
  • Edition: 1
  • Number of Pages: 162
  • Dimensions: 5.49 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.43 (d)
  • Approx Price: $8.95
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