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Kanab in Kane County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

William A. Wellman

Utah's Little Hollywood

 

—Kanab Utah “Walk of Fame” —

 
William A. Wellman Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2010
1. William A. Wellman Marker
Inscription.
Director William A. Wellman, known to Hollywood as “Wild Bill”, was a man who sprinted through life. A director for over thirty-five years, Wellman’s versatility was hard to match. “Wild Bill” was part of the Golden Age of tough gangster films, with James Cagney and Jean Harlow, adventure films with Gary Cooper and Ray Milland, comedies with Ginger Rogers and Carole Lombard, musicals with Barbara Stanwyck, aviaition films with John Wayne and hero westerns with Gregory Peck, Richard Widmark, Anne Baxter, and Henry Fonda. Bill directed 18 western’s (sic), 7 were silents. In 1944 he directed, “Buffalo Bill” with Joel McCrea and Maureen O’Hara. Then in 1951 directed “Westward the Women” with Robert Taylor in Kanab, Utah.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kanab, Utah "Walk of Fame" marker series.
 
Location. 37° 2.883′ N, 112° 31.736′ W. Marker is in Kanab, Utah, in Kane County. Marker is on Center Street (U.S. 89) near Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19 West Center Street, Kanab UT 84741, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Taylor (here, next to this marker); Peggie Castle
Taylor, Castle, and Wellman Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Taylor, Castle, and Wellman Markers
Looking east toward Center and Main Streets
(here, next to this marker); Bob Hoy (a few steps from this marker); Ted Markland (a few steps from this marker); Don Collier (a few steps from this marker); The Academy Bell (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); a different marker also named The Academy Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); The Kanab Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Kanab.
 
Also see . . .
1. William A. Wellman. (Submitted on April 8, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Western Legends Roundup. (Submitted on April 8, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. William A. Wellman. (Submitted on April 8, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 457 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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