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Hollywood's first Australian : the adventurous life of J.P. McGowan, the movie pioneer they called 'The Railroad Man' / by John J. McGowan
Bib ID 7011731
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
McGowan, John, 1941- author
 
Edition Revised edition 
Description Adelaide, South Australia : Display Vision Productions , 2016 
©2016 
xi, 220 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 26 cm 
ISBN 9780646950174 (paperback)
Summary

“J.P. McGOWAN (1880 – 1952) was a pioneer actor, director, writer and producer who became the first Australian to make a lifelong career in Hollywood movies. He married actress Helen Holmes and their iconic railroad adventure series The Hazards of Helen began a highly successful move partnership which made Helen a global star and earned McGowen the title of Hollywood’s ‘Railroad Man’. His later service with the Screen Directors’ Guild left an industrial legacy which remains influential in today’s Hollywood.”--Back cover.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-216), filmography and index.

Reproduction Previous edition: J.P. McGowan : biography of a Hollywood pioneer. - Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, 2005. 
Subjects McGowan, J. P. (John Paterson), 1880-1952.  |  Holmes, Helen,  |  Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.  |  Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.  |  Motion picture producers and directors -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Motion picture actors and actresses -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Silent films -- United States -- History.  |  Australian
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Adventurous life of J.P. McGowan

J.P. McGowan : biography of a Hollywood pioneer.

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