Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Prohibition - Hollywood - Cowboys!!!

As a Child, Preston Williams, craved the adventure and excitement he read about in Western, Dime Novels.  All he wanted, was to someday, be a real cowboy.

This picture of my grandfather, Preston Williams, was taken in 1922, during the Jazz age, of the Roaring 20's. Prohibition was in full force and Hollywood's heyday was just beginning.   

Preston was a born athlete, a boxer, swimmer and WW1 Vet, - perfect requirements for a stuntman in the movies.  His hero's were Tom Mix and Will Rogers who would eventually touch his life in the most unexpected way. 

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                                                   Charlie Chase.
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Through comedian Charlie Chase, Preston did live out his dream, for a short time in Hollywood, but you'll have to read The Maybelline Story to see what happened. 

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Charley Chase in "APRIL FOOL" (1924) musical score by Ben Model. 

                  The Miracle Rider Trailer,Tom Mix ...

WESTERN COWBOY STAR - WILL ROGERS - BIOGRAPHY.  William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers (November 4, 1879 -- August 15, 1935) was an American cowboy, comedian, humorist, social commentato​

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