History Creator / EdWood

17th Jun '16 2:09:05 AM Doug86
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* {{Determinator}}: The man survived the bloodiest Allied battle in WorldWarII - he applied that same drive to making films. No matter what obstacles, he was going to get that movie made, dammit.

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* {{Determinator}}: The man survived the bloodiest Allied battle in WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII - he applied that same drive to making films. No matter what obstacles, he was going to get that movie made, dammit.
27th May '16 1:30:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}} - His military service pretty much solidified him as one.
24th May '16 6:11:08 PM Nylsa
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* CopiouslyCreditedCreator
12th Mar '16 3:05:05 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* {{Determinator}}: The man survived the most bloody Allied battle in WorldWarII - he applied that same drive to making films. No matter what obstacles, he was going to get that movie made, dammit.

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* {{Determinator}}: The man survived the most bloody bloodiest Allied battle in WorldWarII - he applied that same drive to making films. No matter what obstacles, he was going to get that movie made, dammit.
12th Mar '16 2:58:16 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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Long Answer: Throughout his life, Ed Wood loved movies and wanted to make his own. In his teenage years, he became a marine (eventually claiming to have fought at [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tarawa the Battle of Tarawa]] while wearing a bra and panties under his uniform; of this experience he once said that he wasn't afraid of being killed, but he was scared of being merely wounded - because he was afraid a medic would discover his secret). Later, he would join a freak show as a bearded lady. In the late forties, Wood would begin his career in movies. One of his first works was a play called ''Casual Company'', based on a novel that was based on his life at the Marines. To foreshadow what was to come, the play suffered from extremely negative reviews.

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Long Answer: Throughout his life, Ed Wood loved movies and wanted to make his own. In his teenage years, he became a marine Marine (eventually claiming to have fought at [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tarawa the Battle of Tarawa]] while wearing a bra and panties under his uniform; of this experience he once said that he wasn't afraid of being killed, but he was scared of being merely wounded - because he was afraid a medic would discover his secret). Later, he would join a freak show as a bearded lady. In the late forties, Wood would begin his career in movies. One of his first works was a play called ''Casual Company'', based on a novel that was based on his life at the Marines. To foreshadow what was to come, the play suffered from extremely negative reviews.
12th Oct '15 4:16:26 PM Atlantis1930
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5th Oct '15 7:43:01 AM StFan
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Ed Wood dabbled in television pilots, such as a soap ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORaTEyK2LBA Sun Was Setting]]'' (which amusingly had the alternative title of ''[[Film/{{Soapdish}} The Sun Also Sets]]'') starring LoisLane herself, [[Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman Phyllis Coates]], and ''Crossroad Avenger'', which featured many of his ProductionPosse; the Western circled around The Tuscon Kid, who was a good old cowboy and insurance claims investigator. He even made ''television ad pilots'', which advertised [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAo7_4i7oJo non-existant products]], presumably a demo reel to show off his skills.

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Ed Wood dabbled in television pilots, such as a soap ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORaTEyK2LBA Sun Was Setting]]'' (which amusingly had the alternative title of ''[[Film/{{Soapdish}} The Sun Also Sets]]'') starring LoisLane ComicBook/LoisLane herself, [[Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman Phyllis Coates]], and ''Crossroad Avenger'', which featured many of his ProductionPosse; the Western circled around The Tuscon Kid, who was a good old cowboy and insurance claims investigator. He even made ''television ad pilots'', which advertised [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAo7_4i7oJo non-existant products]], presumably a demo reel to show off his skills.
22nd Sep '15 4:37:55 PM Atlantis1930
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* DownerEnding: How his life ended unfortunately. Ed Wood's depression reached an all time crushing low and he turned to chronic alcohol abuse. He and his wife were evicted from their Hollywood flat, and Ed Wood died just a few days later from a heart attack bought on by his alcoholism, and his widow Kathy never remarried or was able to get over his death until her own in 2006.

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* DownerEnding: How his life ended unfortunately. Ed Wood's depression reached an all time crushing low and he turned to chronic alcohol abuse. He and his wife were evicted from their Hollywood flat, and Ed Wood died just a few days later from a heart attack bought on by his alcoholism, and his widow Kathy never remarried or was able to get over his death until her own in 2006. That said...
**BittersweetEnding: He managed to achieve his dream of being a famous director, and having people enjoy his films, albeit not in the way he probably would have envisioned originally. This only happened decades after his death though.
22nd Sep '15 4:21:05 AM Atlantis1930
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* DownerEnding: How his life ended unfortunately. Ed Wood's depression reached an all time crushing low and he turned to chronic alcohol abuse. He and his wife were evicted from their Hollywood flat, and Ed Wood died just a few days later from a heart attack bought on by his alcoholism, and his widow Kathy never remarried and got over his death until her own in 2006.

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* DownerEnding: How his life ended unfortunately. Ed Wood's depression reached an all time crushing low and he turned to chronic alcohol abuse. He and his wife were evicted from their Hollywood flat, and Ed Wood died just a few days later from a heart attack bought on by his alcoholism, and his widow Kathy never remarried and got or was able to get over his death until her own in 2006.
22nd Sep '15 4:21:05 AM Atlantis1930
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