I’m not sure if it had anything to do with the impromptu email campaign we undertook in June, but Turner Classic Movies is hosting a Warren William Birthday celebration on December 2nd, 2011! There will be six (count ’em, 6!) Warren William classics starting at 10:30 am (CST) with the rarely seen Expensive Women from 1931. Check the TCM schedule WWONDEC2 for deatils and movies. And watch over the next few days for capsule reviews of each picture in the series!


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.


  1. John, I credit your book and lots of online bitching by yours truly (and I’d imagine yourself as well) about this. Finally Warren conquers the living and takes the day away from Julie Harris! Yes, I’m celebrating at the expense of a soon to be 86 year old woman, only because I’ve muttered her name the past few December 2’s!

    On another note I’m going to be very busy on my Warren site the next few weeks posting Lone Wolf write-ups as well as owing the site looks at both Beauty and the Boss and The Dark Horse before 12/2. The others already covered except–and I just discovered this sorting through my videos last night–Expensive Women which it now occurs to me that I’ve never seen!

  2. Jay Mandeville says:

    Dear Mr. Stangeland, Not finding here a personal email address for you, I take the opportunity of your reply form to congratulate you concerning your online feast of Warren William info and photos, which I am viewing for the first time. Please count me in as another Warren William fanatic! My introduction to Mr. William came through the magnificent tutorial provided by TCM, and I eagerly await each “new” William film (i.e. never shown since theatrical release) that comes out of the vault. I never tire of the Perry Mason films, the Lone Wolf films, Employees’ Entrance, Goodbye Again, and I may be in a minority as a defender of Satan Met A Lady, which I regard as a delightful screwball comedy. I also note that you are apparently a huge fan of Glenda Farrell, Chester “Boston Blackie” Morris, E.G. Robinson, Bogart — your pantheon of favorites in fact very, very closely and coincidentally resembles my own. I fully intend to acquire a copy of your Warren William book as soon as my finances permit — it sounds like just what I’ve been hoping for! Again, congratulations and thank you for your services to Warren William admirers everywhere! Sincerely, Jay Mandeville, Independence, Mo

    • Hi Jay –

      Sorry it’s taken so long to respond. I’ve been lax in my wordpress postings, something i hope to rectify in 2012. Yes, I grew up on Warner Brothers during the 1970’s, back when you could see all those great pics over the air each and every night. What fun it was! Glad to have you in the Warren William camp, and I hope you get a chance to enjoy the WW book. If it’s too expensive, see if you can find it in your local library system! Happy reading!

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