Hollywood Jock

Rob Ryder made that pledge to his wife, and he was determined to stick to it. As technical consultant on blockbuster sports films, he had seen up close how the film business works and what kind of chaos can, and usually does, ensue.

Author: Rob Ryder

Publisher: It Books

ISBN: 0060791500

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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Rob Ryder made that pledge to his wife, and he was determined to stick to it. As technical consultant on blockbuster sports films, he had seen up close how the film business works and what kind of chaos can, and usually does, ensue. And now he was ready to take it on! Hollywood Jock is the suspenseful, dramatic, outrageous, and honest true story of the year when Rob Ryder, screenwriter, laid it all on the line -- and kicked, scratched, wheeled, dealed, and fought like hell to hit the Tinseltown big time. It is a chronicle of schmoozing producers, shopping screenplays, corralling sports legends, and dodging irate actors -- a fascinating perspective on the highs, the very lows, and the behind-the-scenes madness that makes the world of Hollywood so endlessly compelling . . . and infamously brutal.

Hollywood at the Races

It was Jock Whitney's idea to call it A Star Is Born, evidence that he was more
than just Selznick's moneyman. The picture won two Oscars: one for the original
story by Wellman and Robert Carson, and a second for W. Howard Green's color
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Author: Alan Shuback

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813178318

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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Horse racing was so popular and influential between 1930 and 1960 that nearly 150 racing themed films were released, including A Day at the Races, Thoroughbreds Don't Cry, and National Velvet. This fast-paced, gossipy history explores the relationship between the Hollywood film industry, the horse racing industry, and the extraordinary participation of producers, directors, and actors in the Sport of Kings. Alan Shuback details how all three of Southern California's major racetracks were founded by Hollywood luminaries: Hal Roach was cofounder of Santa Anita Park, Bing Crosby founded Del Mar with help from Pat O'Brien, and Jack and Harry Warner founded Hollywood Park with help from dozens of people in the film community. The races also provided a social and sporting outlet for the film community -- studios encouraged film stars to spend a day at the races, especially when a new film was being released. The stars' presence at the track generated a bevy of attention from eager photographers and movie columnists, as well as free publicity for their new films. Moreover, Louis B. Mayer, Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Betty Grable, and Don Ameche were all major Thoroughbred owners, while Mickey Rooney, Chico Marx, and John Huston were notorious for their unsuccessful forays to the betting windows.

Jock Mahoney

Iowa-born Jock Mahoney was an elite athlete and U.S. Marines fighter pilot prior to falling into a film career.

Author: Gene Freese

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476612874

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Iowa-born Jock Mahoney was an elite athlete and U.S. Marines fighter pilot prior to falling into a film career. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest stuntmen in movie history, having taken leaps and bounds for Errol Flynn, John Wayne, Randolph Scott, and Gregory Peck. One of the first stuntmen to successfully move into acting, he was the popular star of the 1950s television westerns Range Rider and Yancy Derringer and twice played Tarzan on the big screen, presenting a memorable portrayal of an educated, articulate and mature jungle lord true to author Edgar Rice Burroughs’ original vision. Filming in real jungles around the world took a physical toll on Mahoney that transformed him from leading man to burly character actor. He had to overcome the effects of a stroke but true to his tough guy nature rose above it to resume his life’s many adventures. Mahoney was beloved by fans at conventions and appearances until his untimely demise in 1989 from a stroke-caused motor vehicle accident.

Madam 90210

Although Jock had gone to prep school with Oliver Stone , he would have never
dreamed of calling him . Psychologically and socially , Hollywood was as far from
San Marino as it was from Bryn Mawr . Then Hollywood intruded . Jock ' s oldest ...

Author: Alex Adams

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000095319509

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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The alleged Beverly Hills Madam offers a candid account of her career as the notorious "Madam to the stars," providing a behind-the-bedroom-door look at the Hollywood film world

World s Press News and Advertisers Review

Arranging a contract for a new actress of talent and getting her off to Hollywood in
the space of six days is no mean feat. Yet this has been done by Jock MacGregor
, London editor of the Showmen's Trade Review. Visiting one of the studios ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105012278789

Category: Advertising

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The Saturday Evening Post

Obviously I have no material at all for a “ David , ” Helen said , “ what were you
Hollywood autobiography . thinking when ... I was called to the inner sanctum
You Know of Jock Lawrence , Goldwyn's master publicist , and thoroughly
dissected .

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ISBN: UCR:31210022772279

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Time

In Hollywood it is chic to know Jock , who plays six - goal polo and owns a racing
stable , a privilege to do business with him . Jock organized Hollywood like
lightning . Calling together the production heads of the studios , he told them his
plan ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106017175248

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The Hollywood Reporter

Slipping ' Lyric Is Waiting THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER FROM THE FRONT ...
unwashed Midwest ; an abusive first - time Frisco affair with a closeted ,
selfhating jock ; and a possible Iowa duplication of that affair with another
closeted jock .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105132676276

Category: Motion pictures

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ONA News Bulletin

( ONA ) Plans for the establishment of " little Hollywoods " in major South
American countries are under consideration by ... upon the success Rockefeller s
ambassador to Hollywood , Jock Whitney , has in convincing his erstwhile
colleagues ...

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ISBN: UTEXAS:059171109412705

Category: World War, 1939-1945

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Jock the Life and Times of John Hay Whitney

Have I Gone Hollywood ? Whitney had been a devoted motion picture fan
practically before there were fan clubs or fan magazines . Back in the days when
Pearl White ' s endless perils gripped the nation , Jock , as a smooth - cheeked
teen ...

Author: Ely Jacques Kahn

Publisher: Book Sales

ISBN: UVA:X000322046

Category: History

Page: 339

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Traces the life of John Hay Whitney, who inherited one of America's largest fortunes, served as ambassador to England, and worked as a publisher and Hollywood producer

Contemporary Hollywood s Negative Hispanic Image

... International : ( Before camp was cool , this severely panned entry added
another variation to Hollywood ' s fascination ... Anglo actor Jock Mahoney to
reestablish a pre - WWII Hollywood stereotype only briefly changed to assist in
defeating ...

Author: Alfred Charles Richard

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015032210232

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 636

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"This highly specialized filmography will be a godsend to anyone investigating the image of Hispanics in films during the past four decades." Wilson Library Bulletin

Scarlett Rhett and a Cast of Thousands

This was John Hay ( Jock ) Whitney , the dapper young multimillionaire whose
father , Payne Whitney , had died while playing tennis in 1927 , leaving him the
largest gross fortune ever appraised in the United States up to that time .
Hollywood ...

Author: Roland Flamini

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015054077014

Category: Gone with the wind (Motion picture : 1939)

Page: 355

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Inside story of Gone With The Wind.

The Penguin Book of Hollywood

There was no hurdle left but Hollywood , the following week . By this time we
dared them to differ . A few days before the opening Jock called to ask whether I
would mind taking over Mocambo for opening night and inviting the guests in his
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Author: Christopher Silvester

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000068572456

Category: Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Page: 696

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Antologi om Hollywood, sammensat af uddrag af erindringer, biografier, romaner, noveller, breve og artikler

The Life and Times of a Fall Guy

Incidentally , Cliff later on became a director himself and even directed in
Hollywood . Jock and I returned to our office cockahoop , as Captain Horatio
Hornblower would undoubtedly establish our agency beyond all doubt in the
British film ...

Author: Joe Powell

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015074305791

Category: Stunt performers

Page: 285

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Joe Powell recounts his eventful life, first as a Commando then as a professional stuntman. Working with top actors and directors from the late 1940s through to the 1980s, he has tumbled out of planes, narrowly missed falling down a 2000-foot ravine and been killed in countless spectacular ways.

The Later Ego

My doctor has gone to Cannes , my lawyer to Switzerland , Bertie van Thal to
Sweden , Charles Smith to Hollywood , Jock to Scotland , George Mathew to
Torquay , my understanding chemist to Clacton , my favourite waiter to Hove ,
and my ...

Author: James Agate

Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015038694108

Category: Theater

Page: 625

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Newsweek

With characteristic Hollywood hypocrisy , the movie sells male chauvinism as it
knocks it and ridicules winning while it ... PAUL D. ZIMMERMAN Jock Itch By the
makers of Desenexo Whether you're suffering from the bothersome symptoms , or
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ISBN: STANFORD:36105007062719

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Hollywood

“Well, about three years ago, Jock Whitney gave this party, and it said you had to
wear white. That was the idea. Y'had to wear white. Everybody. You know those
society mucky-mucks. They think of all kinds of crazinesses. So what I did was I ...

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The Hollywood Reporter Book of Box Office Hits

Remember , " cautions Jock in his Scottie ' s burr , “ they ' re only humans after all
. ” Tramp , who describes himself as " footloose and col lar - free , " dismisses
apes as “ too closely related to humans . ” And then there ' s the wonderful ...

Author: Susan Sackett

Publisher: Bpi Communications

ISBN: UVA:X004068213

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 365

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A complete guide to Hollywood's top blockbuster films, from 1939 through 1988, details the five most successful movies of each year and includes facts about cast, credits, awards, directors, writers, and studios

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ISBN: UOM:35112100813734

Category: Law

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