W.R. Wilkerson

author, “Hollywood Godfather: The Life and Crimes of Billy Wilkerson”

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Billy Wilkerson was a would-be filmmaker in the 1920s, but studio bosses stymied his efforts. To retaliate, Wilkerson created the Hollywood Reporter, which launched in September 1930.

How the man who created the Hollywood Reporter used it to wield absolute power

Billy Wilkerson was a would-be filmmaker in the 1920s, but studio bosses stymied his efforts. To retaliate, Wilkerson created the Hollywood Reporter, which launched in September 1930.

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