Hollywood's First Australian - Softcover


  • J.P. 'Jack' McGowan (1880-1952) was a pioneer actor, director, writer and producer who became the first Australian to make a lifelong career in Hollywood movies
  • He married actress Helen Holmes and their iconic railroad adventure series The Hazards of Helen began a highly successful movie partnership which made Helen a global star and earned McGowan the title of Hollywood’s ‘Railroad Man’. In later life, he became Executive Secretary of the Screen Directors' Guild and was awarded Honorary Life Membership in recognition of his service. He remains the only Australian to have been honoured in this way
  • This is a revised edition of the book originally published in the United States under the title: J.P. McGowan—Biography of a Hollywood Pioneer

Pages: 230

Published: February 2016

Size (cm): 25.5 x 17.5 x 1.3

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