This one had been on eBay for awhile and I finally got up the nerve to write the seller and see if he’d accept $40 postpaid for this and another photo. I’m usually pretty cheap about publicity and wire photos, but had envied this one for awhile, so what the heck.
Just click the thumbnail to open it up, then use the back button on your browser to return.
Here’s the back, and below that I’m going to type out the text because it’s a little rough to read:
It’s got a World Wide Photos stamp from England under the snipe (my seller was in the UK), and the following text attached to it:
FILM ACTOR WHO IS AMATEUR INVENTOR:
Photo shows: – Warren William, famous film actor at work in his home-made workshop at his ranch in Encino, California, U.S.A. His machine shop is equipped with every kind of power tool imaginable which he uses to build labour saving devices and gadgets, and to repair his ranch equipment, as he whiles away time between film acting.
I/7/1937 WA Los. 67480
So it’s from 1937, not sure if it’s January 7 or July 1 from the date. I have no idea what he’s working on there, but I’ve got to say, photos like this can be so much more interesting than stills from the movies. Yes, I’m sure it’s posed (though you’d think they’d want a less crazy looking shot of his eyes!), but it’s still a neat peak at a confirmed outside interest of the actor.
I know I’ve been delinquent in posting as of late, but as I said at the start this is basically my hobby site so I’ll only be able to work on it when I’m not at work on my own eBay listings or my main movie site. This time I went a little longer than I’d like to go, but the good news is I’ve bought some other WW collectibles lately, so they’ll find homes in posts such as this as well. Also, I’d really love to find time to work on some more reviews. Failing that I may just do some posts over here after watching a WW flick, as I’ve seen and/or own about 80% of them now. Thanks for reading.
Barry Moreno says
I learned about Warren William from reading “Immortals of the Screen” when I was a little boy. I’ve always liked his performances. I’m so glad you have this site up in his memory.
Thank you for stopping by, Barry, I appreciate it. Glad to have set up a space where others can remember this once popular actor.