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In the works, at last, a Jack London documentary

Friday, July 27, 2012

Oakland filmmaker Chris Million, who’s at work on a Jack London documentary that he hopes to see air on PBS’ “American Experience” series, tells the Contra Costa Times’ Jessica Yadegaran he got the idea 20 years ago after meeting London’s last surviving daughter, Becky, at a writers conference:

She was in her 80s and very charming. I did research and realized his entire history was in the Bay Area, and no one had done a documentary on him. I think because of "The Call of the Wild" and "White Fang," people really focus on 10 percent of his output.

No word on when he expects to finish, but Yadegaran says he’ll show clips at Moonlight Adventure at Jack’s, the annual fundraiser for Jack London State Historic Park at Glen Ellen in Sonoma County this fall.

Image of Jack London statue at Oakland’s Jack London Square: Nate Baird via Flickr

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