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The Games Endby William Louis Gardner
"The Games End" is a Hollywood and African novel about Ahmed, a massive tusk elephant in Kenya who captivated Hollywood throughout the 1950's and 1970's. (Ahmed is stuffed and stands in front of the Nairobi Museum in Kenya . Former President Kenyatta issued a degree to protect him when he was alive). The film story is a "Moby Dick" theme played out with the great
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"The Games End" is a Hollywood and African novel about Ahmed, a massive tusk elephant in Kenya who captivated Hollywood throughout the 1950's and 1970's. (Ahmed is stuffed and stands in front of the Nairobi Museum in Kenya . Former President Kenyatta issued a degree to protect him when he was alive). The film story is a "Moby Dick" theme played out with the great elephant Ahmed, that captures the adventure and romance of its cast as they find themselves in the African bush to save the game, but running into opposition every way they turn. Eighteen-year-old ASTRID, a Tanzanian, and MOLO, her African helper, find her pet elephant dead in a poachers trap. She becomes hysterical captures the poacher, and puts him in his trap and leaves.
First, it was the droughts that was killing the elephant herds in the seventies, and then the Japanese in the eighties and now it's the Chinese responsible for poaching the elephants in Africa . A hundred thousand were killed last year for their ivory. Very soon, we will only find them in zoos. Is this a tragedy?
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This is a total trip, one with a twist and edge of your seat ending. All the ingredients for a thrilling movie adventure. Plus the author has described the scenario with all his personal visual memory of the great Kilimanjaro myst
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Meet the Author
William Louis Gardner started his career getting a diploma from the Pasadena Play House in the fifties. The US Air sent him to Pasadena, California to learn film and television production. During his education at the Playhouse he was sent to do on-the-job-training at ABC, CBS and NBC. He spent time on the on the sets of Colgate Comedy Hour studying, observing and watching the process of television variety type shows. Bill became acquainted with the Martin & Lewis show, Jimmy Drurante Show, Danny Thomas Show, Lucille Ball, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Milton Berle Shows.
After William left Hollywood he joined his squadron and wrote and produced films for the US Air Force.
When he was discharged from the Air Force he returned to Hollywood and went to work for Mickey Rooney as his assistant and manager for ten years. After he joined Jonathan Winters as his manager. In 1965 William moved to Ireland and joined director, John Huston, as his assistant. He worked on John's films in England and Morocco. John sent Bill to East Africa to do pre-production for a film Bill had written called "The Games End".
The film has yet to be made.
William, left the industry in 1972 and came back to California and moved to Montecito and became a real estate broker. He formed a Real Estate office in Santa Barbara and retired thirty five years later to write a novel "Confession of a Hollywood Agent" and numerous screenplays. His novel "The End of the Game" struggles with Africanization, intrigue and murder to save the elephant.
Present, Bill keeps on writing.
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