He was called “Architect to the Stars” because of the elegant homes he created for Hollywood’s elite. And his name is associated with some of the most iconic architecture of Los Angeles. But architect Paul Williams was not always welcome in the restaurants and hotels he designed or the neighborhoods where he built homes, because of his color.
In an era when architecture was almost exclusively the domain of white men, African American Paul R. Williams used talent, determination and hard work to rise to the top of his profession. “Hollywood’s Architect” will bring his remarkable, but little known, story to a national television audience.