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Hollywood's Architect: The Paul R. Williams Story

The World of Luxury Building in Early L.A.

One of Paul R. Williams’ first big breaks was the development of a new suburb by former Senator Frank Flint called Flintridge. This led to another high profile project for horsebreeder Jack P. Atkin. The home would be used in many movies and shows including “Topper” with Cary Grant and Constance Bennett and “The Bells of St. Mary's.” It was a luxurious home built during the time of Depression. Get a sense of Williams’ luxury home projects.

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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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