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Hollywood's Architect: The Paul R. Williams Story

Hollywood's Architect: The Paul R. Williams Story

Nicknamed “Architect to the Stars,” African American architect Paul R. Williams was one of the most successful architects of his time. But at the height of his career he wasn’t always welcome in the buildings he designed because of his race. Hollywood’s Architect will tell the story of how he used talent, determination and even charm to defy the odds and create a celebrated body of work.

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Paul Revere Williams | Still from "Hollywood's Architect"
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Hollywood's Architect: The Paul R. Williams Story

Hollywood's Architect: The Paul R. Williams Story

African American architect Paul R. Williams had a life story that could have been dreamed up by a Hollywood screenwriter. From the early 1920s until his retirement 50 years later, Williams was one of the most successful architects in the country.
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