Warren William’s 117th birthday!

December 2nd is Warren William’s 117th birthday, and I’d like to start a mail campaign to get Turner Classic Movies to devote the day to him. It’s 6 months off, but never too soon to get in requests before they devote the day to Jack Oakie or Misha Auer. You can request a Warren William birthday celebration by following this link: http://tinyurl.com/5uft3ry  to the TCM contact page, and clicking on “programming” in the drop down menu. If you’re so inclined you can feel free to cut and paste the request that I used, reproduced below! AND – Twitter it! Facebook it! Forward it!

December 2nd, 2011 is the 117th birthday of the magnificent Warren William (1894-1948). This great star deserves an entire month to himself, but perhaps TCM could start with a simple birthday celebration. How about a Warren William Day on December 2nd?

I’d love to suggest a brace of his pre-code classics like Employees’ Entrance, The Mouthpiece, Skyscraper Souls and The Mind Reader, or even some lesser known jewels such as Arsene Lupin Returns or Go West, Young Man. There’s plenty to choose from.

TCM is the greatest institution of cinema history ever devised – let’s put that history to use teaching the new generation about the career of The King of the Pre-Code! 

About magnificentscoundrel
John Stangeland is the biographer of 1930's film icon Warren William, a lazy business owner and a washed-up comic book artist. He's not bitter, though.

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