J. P. McGowan

J. P. McGowan

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Paterson McGowan (24 February 1880 - 26 March 1952) was a pioneering Hollywood actor and film director, occasionally too screenwriter and stunt actor. J.P. McGowan, as he was usually known, remains the only Australian to have been made a life member of the Screen Directors Guild (now Directors Guild of America). Born in the then-bustling railway centre, Terowie in South Australia, McGowan grew up in Adelaide and Sydney. He was a capable horserider and served in the Second Boer War with Montmorency's Scouts as a special dispatch rider. From South Africa, McGowan was recruited to the U.S. to take part in a Boer War exhibit at the 1904 World's Fair. He then began working in live theatre and in 1910 joined Kalem Studios in New York City.show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136521555
  • 9786136521558