“Growing Up Hollywood” Screen Classics Discussion Debut
Victoria Riskin & William Wellman Jr, moderated by Alan Rode
We’re so happy to share the Very First Event in our Exclusive Classic Movie Hub Screen Classics Discussion Video Series with University Press of Kentucky and co-host Aurora from Once Upon a Screen! It’s called Growing Up Hollywood, and it premiered on Facebook and YouTube earlier tonight.
Film scholar and author Alan Rode (Michael Curtiz: A Life In Film) moderated the event, which, IMHO, was an absolutely delightful chat with two children of Hollywood legends — Victoria Riskin and William Wellman Jr. A Big Thank You to Victoria and William for sharing such wonderful and very personal stories about what it was like growing up with such famous parents during the Golden Age of Hollywood!
And — since both Victoria and William are also successful biographers of their parents — CMH will be kicking off this inaugural event by giving away a prize package that includes Alan’s Michael Curtiz biography, as well as Victoria’s book Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir and William Wellman, Jr.’s Wild Bill Wellman: Hollywood Rebel. You can enter to win the books here.
Here is the entire discussion in all its glory for you to enjoy 🙂
Stay tuned for more in this Discussion Series — which will include conversations about Jane Russell, Jayne Mansfield, Charles Boyer and more!
And please keep checking back here because CMH will be giving away lots of University Press of Kentucky classic movie books throughout the year. There are too many titles to list here, but just to give you a hint, we’ll be including books about Joan Crawford, Patricia Neal, Jayne Mansfield, Charles Boyer, Hitchcock, Vitagraph, the Studios and more!
–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub