Sitting outside of Marion Davies house in Beverly Hills in a Rolls-Royce Phantom

Rolls Royce Phantom

William Louis Gardner, Author of Confessions of a Hollywood Agent sitting in a 1937 Rolls Royce Sedanca De Ville in front of the palace of Marion Davies in 1950 where he worked for Marion and met stars in the Hollywood scene. This is how he promoted himself and eventually got into the know-how of Hollywood.

1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sedanca De Ville

William Gardner worked for Marion Davis ( a movie star, as well as William Randolph Hearsts’ mistress for some 30 years). Joe Kennedy was JFK’s father who was a movie producer in Hollywood during the 20’s. When JFK got married to Jacqueline Kennedy they honeymooned at Marion’s house in Beverly Hills where Bill had gotten a Job:

Beverly Hills House

This is the house. It’s still there.

William Hearst and Marion

(Hearst on the left, Marion on the right).

Hearst had already died. They came to stay in her house because Marion was a very old friend of Joe Kennedy. That’s How William Gardner met them in the house. That opened up William to his visit with Kennedy in Washington. Then he got involved with the election for JFK in 1960.

Rolls Royce Phantom III

Another 1937 Sedanca De Ville

Check out my book: Confessions of a Hollywood Agent; A Hollywood Novel during the 50’s and 60’s. Especially if you are interested in Old Hollywood.

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About William Louis Gardner

William Louis Gardner was born in Minnesota and finished school there. He joined the US Air Force and worked at the Pentagon in the Target Library of the world. Went on to the Pasadena Playhouse to learn television and movie making. He got a job with actress Marion Davies at her home. There He met a movie agent and started a career in Hollywood. William Louis Gardner has worked in Hollywood as the agent, personal secretary, PR advisor and manager for for Mickey Rooney, Jonathan Winters, Jill St.John, Bobby Van and director, John Huston. William Gardner is the author of two books, "Confessions of a Hollywood Agent," and "The Games End." William on GooglePlus
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