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Westport Library to host film historian

Published 5:16 pm, Thursday, May 2, 2013
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The Westport Public Library will host a talk by film historian Bill Levy on his new book, "Lest We Forget: The John Ford Stock Company," at noon on Tuesday, May 7, in the library's McManus Room, 20 Jesup Road.

In the book, Levy writes about the 112 actors and actresses who worked regularly for Ford, the only director to have won four best director Academy Awards, according to a news release. He received the honor for "The Informer" (1935), "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940), "How Green Was My Valley" (1941) and "The Quiet Man" (1952).

Levy is a retired New Jersey special-education teacher who now writes and lectures.

He also is the author of "John Ford: A Bio-Bibliography," "Beyond the Beach" and "The Wit and Wisdom of Nevil Shute."

He writes a column called "Forgotten Gems" on overlooked films of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s for New Jersey's monthly senior publication, Fifty Plus, and has been publishing humor columns since 1980.

Books will be available for purchase and signing at the program, which is free.

For information, call 203-291-4800 or visit westportlibrary.org.