Videos of interviews and special featurettes with Bill McGee and Sandra McGee… Roll film!
A special featurette about former Nevada divorce ranch wrangler William L. McGee. Bill recalls “some of the best years of my life” working on the famous Flying M.E. divorce ranch during the heyday of the Reno divorce era. This special featurette, produced by Cloverland for Twentieth Century Fox, is on the DVD with Fox’s 2007 re-release of their 1939 film Charlie Chan in Reno. Available in the 4-DVD box set, The Charlie Chan Collection, Vol. 4.
Television interview on ABC-affiliate KOLO-TV 8, Reno
Ed Pearce of Reno’s ABC-affiliate KOLO-TV 8 interviews former Nevada divorce ranch wrangler William L. McGee on location at the famous Flying M.E. dude ranch in Washoe Valley. (Original air date: Nov 8-9, 2004)
Sandra McGee talks about the Reno divorce era in an interview at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK, June 19, 2009
Bill McGee talks about the Reno divorce era in an interview at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Oklahoma City, OK, June 19, 2009
“Welcome to Reno – America’s Divorce Resort”
The Reno divorce era comes alive in this two-minute clip from the 15-minute documentary short about the Reno divorce era. Former Nevada divorce ranch wrangler Bill McGee provides on-camera commentary. This documentary short, produced by Cloverland for Twentieth Century Fox, is on the DVD with Fox’s 2007 re-release of their 1939 film Charlie Chan in Reno. Available in the 4-DVD box set, The Charlie Chan Collection, Vol. 4. (Clip courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox)
“A Return to the Flying M.E.”
On May 16, 2004, the gates of the famous Flying M.E. dude-divorce ranch (now a private residence) were opened to 70 guests to celebrate the release of William L. McGee and Sandra V. McGee’s book, The Divorce Seekers: A Photo Memoir of a Nevada Dude Wrangler. Nearly every guest had a personal connection with the luxury dude ranch of the 1940s and a story to tell about its legendary proprietor, Emmy Wood.
“RENO and The Romance of Divorce” (A Fundraising Trailer)
An upcoming documentary that tells the remarkable true story of how a small town in Nevada redefined the American marriage. Writer/director/producer and acclaimed documentary filmmaker John Cork says, “This documentary will not ‘glorify’ divorce, but it will tell the story of how changing our divorce laws created a more equal society. It’s a great story.”
John Cork and Lisa van Eyssen, Producers, MadeInCloverland
San Francisco Film Society, Fiscal Sponsor
KNPB Reno, PBS Sponsor Station