Hollywood Jock

IfI don't make a sizable score, I'll walkaway from Hollywood for good.” “Promise?” sheasked. “Promise,”I said. “One year, that's all I'm asking for.” “Okay, one year.” “I love you,”I said. “So does the dog,” she answered.

Author: Rob Ryder

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062003607

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 ...

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.

Hollywood s Second Sex

When she meets the big-spender racehorse owner Jock (Wilde), he sweeps her off her feet. Another woman from his past, ... If Jock's horse won the race, he might have left her for Kitty, but women weren't like that in Hollywood in 1947.

Author: Aubrey Malone

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786479788

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

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"Women stars in Hollywood were invariably in two categories," said director Otto Preminger. "One group was of women who were exploited by men, and the other, much smaller group was of women who survived by acting like men." Beginning with silent film vamp Theda Bara and continuing with icons like Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe and Raquel Welch, this study of film industry misogyny describes how female stars were maltreated by a sexist studio system--until women like Katharine Hepburn and Bette Davis fought for parity. The careers of Doris Day, Brigitte Bardot, Carole Landis, Francis Farmer, Dorothy Dandridge, Inger Stevens and many others are examined, along with more recent actresses like Demi Moore and Sharon Stone. Women who worked behind the scenes, writing screenplays, producing and directing without due credit, are also covered.

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: 9780786476893

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.

AFI Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States

Valiant wins and also triumphs against Relampago in races at Saratoga , Belmont , Jamaica and Hollywood Park . Meanwhile , Jock has returned to the U.S. and is working at Hollywood Park where , after another disastrous showing , Kitty ...

Author: American Film Institute

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520215214

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1115

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A descriptive listing of the films produced during this decade is presented together with credit and subject indices

Princeton Alumni Weekly

BooksandArts BookShorts HOU VODO 30K Hollywood Jock : 365 Days , Four Screenplays , Three TV Pitches , Two kids , and One Wife Who's Ready to pull the Plug – ROB RYDER '72 ( Harper ) . A technical consultant on sports - themed films and ...


Publisher: princeton alumni weekly

ISBN: PRNC:32101060937842



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LA Sports

... 86 Hollywood: figure skating, 74–77, 84; Olympic Games (1932), 133, 136; sports films, 167–81; Showtime Lakers, 186, 188; Olympic Games (1984), 203–204 Hollywood Bears, 114–15, 117 Hollywood Ice Review, 76 Hollywood Jock (film), ...

Author: Wayne Wilson

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781610756297

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 376

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LA Sports brings together sixteen essays covering various aspects of the development and changing nature of sport in one of America’s most fascinating and famous cities. The writers cover a range of topics, including the history of car racing and ice skating, the development of sport venues, the power of the Mexican fan base in American soccer leagues, the intersecting life stories of Jackie and Mack Robinson, the importance of the Showtime Lakers, the origins of Muscle Beach and surfing, sport in Hollywood films, and more.

1970 Census of Population

... Standard metropolitan statistical areas Statistical Areas Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood Gainesville Places of 50,000 or More ( or Central Cities ) Urban Balance Urbanized Areas Places of 50,000 or More Fort Lauderdale Hollywood Jock ...

Author: United States. Bureau of the Census


ISBN: STANFORD:36105022637453

Category: United States


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Johnny Holliday From Rock to Jock

I do remember Uncle Michael would send me things from Hollywood when I was a kid in Miami. My favorite gift was a pair of great loafers. Although a few sizes too big, I stuffed newspaper in them and they fit fine.

Author: Johnny Holliday

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781613215401

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 999

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In Johnny Holliday: From Rock to Jock, the pioneer Top 40 DJ retraces the steps that carried him from an "all black" R&B station in hometown Miami to his current 24 year tenure as radio play-by-play voice of the University of Maryland Terrapins. Written with his friend and journalist Stephen Moore, Johnny recalls his glory rock and roll DJ days in Cleveland, New York (where he worked with Murray the K), and San Francisco; his job as PA announcer for the Browns, Warriors, and Raiders; his live coverage of nine Olympic Games for ABC Sports; and, in a diverse career that includes creating the "Radio One-ders," the first radio station charity team, his adventures with close friends and professional colleagues like Rick Barry, Paul Hornung, Sal Bando, Joe Theismann, Joe Dimaggio, Morgan Wooten, Denny McLaine, Ted Williams, Sugar Ray Leonard, and U-MD Coaches Gary Williams and Ralph Friedgen.

Blood Sweat and Cheers


Author: Rob Ryder

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595473939

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 252

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"This book helped me understand that other athletes around the country endure similar stressful experiences that go along with sports and teenage life. And it's definitely useful in making a realistic plan for college." Tanner Starbard, 16, Basketball, California "Wow this is cutting edge honesty. I would highly recommend this book to parents, 'F' bombs and all, if they really want to know who their kids are, how they feel, what they dream, how they talk, how hard they work. It's sometimes harsh, sometimes tender, but ALWAYS REAL. A great read, insightful in a very unexpected way." Marshell Ann Wright, 41, Parent, Louisiana

Tainted Love A Nannies Novel

“Anya travels in that whole Hollywood jock-gay-mafia thing. Those women aren't afraid to play musical beds." Kiley made a face. “How do you know?" “Kiley, open your eyes. Don't you see who's hanging with whom over at the adult pool?

Author: Melody Mayer

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780307498175

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

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Smart girls. Things are heating up between Kiley and Jorge . . . but the fire isn't out between her and Tom either. Tom's used to hanging out with gorgeous models—how can a girl from Wisconsin compete with that? The only way to cool off is at scuba class, except Kiley keeps having panic attacks. Is it because of the ocean—or her Bermuda love triangle? Crazy boys. Getting drunk and hooking up with Luis was not smart. That's why Lydia's decided to pretend the whole fiasco never happened. Why ruin what she has with Billy over one stupid mistake? But Luis won't take no for an answer. Crazier girls. Life's pretty sweet right now for Esme. She and Jonathan are free to be together, her artist-to-the-stars tattoo biz is booming, and the Goldhagens just gave her a raise. So when Tarshea, the girl Esme vowed to help, arrives in L.A. and begins to steal her life, Esme's not about to let it happen.

Heart of Glass

Clark bounded across the court again—he was one of those completely in-shape Hollywood jock-agent types, with short blond hair, green eyes, and a gleaming smile—and Cammie ruminated on how strange it was that they lived under the same ...

Author: Zoey Dean

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316041614

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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The New York Times bestselling series about the scandalous lives of rich and famous teens in Beverly Hills, California. High school is officially over and that means one thing for the A-List: time to party! But the celebration is cut short when unlikely pair Anna and Cammie find themselves in an even more unlikely situation--caught trespassing on a celeb's beach estate--and are forced to don steel handcuffs along with their Tiffany tennis bracelets. Luckily, the girls are spared a summer stuck in tacky orange jumpsuits when their hotshot lawyer lands them a cushy community service gig: helping plan a fabulous charity fashion show! But while it may seem like a plush job, Anna and Cammie are in for a challenge. Can the girls handle the pressure of the vicious fashion world? Or will they fall to pieces faster than a cheap Louis Vuitton knockoff?

Scout s Honor

But he said he wants nothing to do with 'that Hollywood jock sniffer.' I think the real the problem Weiss has with this is that he doesn't want to take personal responsibility if nothing happens. It's easier to blame me.

Author: Charles Rosen

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438446851

Category: FICTION

Page: 229

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A scout’s iconoclastic views of basketball, love, and American culture. Brimming with truth, humor, and humanity, bestselling author Charley Rosen lays bare the trials and tribulations of anyone who loves sports for the game of it, not the business. Naturally sarcastic, a touch disillusioned, but always the idealist, Rob Lassner is an NBA scout who must assess the potential of high school and college players while appeasing a “shit-for-brains” owner who wouldn’t know a crosscourt pass if it knocked the silver spoon out of his blathering mouth. Scout’s Honor is the story of one man’s attempt to balance his love for the purity of basketball with the below-the-rim bullshit side of the game that pays his bills. With charming irreverence and colorful prose, Rosen’s novel is steeped in both literary richness and the art of the jump shot.

Lesley Blanch

179Lesley's heroic stand at Hollywood: LB to Osyth Leeston, n.d.; LB to Jock Murray and Osyth Leeston, n.d.; LB to Jock Murray, 12 April 1960, JM. 180the bookofmy heart:LB toJock Murray,12April 1960, ibid. 180the project that shehad ...

Author: Anne Boston

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444797251

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Blanch, writer, artist and adventuress, followed her own compass in everything she did. She called herself a romantic traveller; her appetite for the exotic colours all her books. The first, The Wilder Shores of Love, became a worldwide bestseller and is still in print. Emotions, she insisted, can be transposed to places or countries and in this she was her own best example. Her guiding passion for Russia began in childhood; later she found the 'eternal Slav' in Romain Gary, Franco-Slav diplomat and writer, and with him embarked on a series of postings from Bulgaria to Los Angeles. After their divorce she transferred her obsession to Turkey, Persia and the Islamic East where she travelled widely, with tremendous baggage. She eventually settled on the Cote d'Azur, in a small pink villa dressed as exotically as herself. Lesley Blanch loved mystery; vivid yet elusive, she hid as much as she revealed and created a legend about her early past. In this first biography, Anne Boston draws on publishers' archives, unpublished journals and conversations with those who knew her, to piece together the portrait of an escapist for whom 'character plus opportunity equals fortune'.

Encountering Modernity

Film industry common sense always held that Jock would make the archetypal South African colonial story. ... 4 The film was remade for Hollywood consumption and is renamed Jock – A True Tale of Friendship (2000).

Author: Keyan G. Tomaselli

Publisher: Rozenberg Publishers

ISBN: 9789051708868

Category: Apartheid

Page: 204

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The Saturday Evening Post

Wherever his soul may be now , I would like to have him know that in Hollywood , at least , he was granted a ... I was called to the inner sanctum You Know of Jock Lawrence , Goldwyn's master publicist , and thoroughly dissected .



ISBN: NWU:35556000806935



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Hollywood s Classic Comedies Featuring Slapstick Romance Music Glamour Or Screwball Fun

Townley (a first-class character actor who spent most of his career playing bit parts), and perennial Hollywood heavy, ... (Jock McKay), Jean Winstanley (Mary McNab), James Carney (Terry O'Reilly), Marianne Davies (Sophie), ...

Author: John Howard Reid

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781430314875

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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200 films reviewed and rated, covering all genres of movie comedy from slapstick to sardonic, from madness to manners. Featured comedians include Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey, W.C. Fields, Will Rogers, Bob Hope, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Bing Crosby, The Three Stooges, Eddie Cantor, Charlie Chaplin, Jacques Tati, Sid Field, The Crazy Gang, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Jack Hulbert, Joe E. Brown, Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson, Clifton Webb, Red Skelton, Ronald Shiner, Cecil Kellaway, Norman Wisdom, Frankie Howerd, Toto, Arthur Askey, Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Claudette Colbert, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Joan Davis, Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Stanley Holloway, Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake.

character Based Film Sereies Part 1

Mahoney, Jock (1920-1989) Stunt-man, actor Born Jacques O'Mahoney in Davenport, Iowa, with a line of French, Irish, and Cherokee ... Even Jock himself adds that there was once a saying in Hollywood, 'If Jock walked away from a stunt, ...

Author: Terry Rowan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781365421051



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Madam 90210

Psychologically and socially , Hollywood was as far from San Marino as it was from Bryn Mawr . Then Hollywood intruded . Jock's oldest son was expelled from the Thacher School in Ojai for dealing drugs with the son of a flashy woman ...

Author: Alex Adams


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

Richard Jaeckel Hollywood s Man of Character

ALSO BY GENE FREESE Jock Mahoney: The Life and Films of a Hollywood Stuntman (McFarland, 2014) Hollywood Stunt Performers, 1910s–1970s: A Biographical Dictionary, 2d ed. (McFarland, 2014) Hollywood's Man of Character Gene Freese ...

Author: Gene Freese

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476662107

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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Character actor Richard Jaeckel worked five decades in Hollywood alongside the industry's biggest names. Noted for tough-guy portrayals, he appeared in such classic westerns and war films as Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), The Gunfighter (1950), 3:10 to Yuma (1957), and The Dirty Dozen (1967). Bringing strength and integrity to his roles, he was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Sometimes a Great Notion (1970). A World War II veteran and Merchant Marine, he was respected in the surfing and fitness communities for his ageless athleticism. His performance as Turk in Come Back, Little Sheba (1952) was groundbreaking for iron-pumping actors wanting to be taken seriously for their dramatic abilities. This revealing portrait of the life of a working character actor covers Jaeckel's noteworthy career through each of his film and television appearances, from Guadalcanal Diary (1943) to Baywatch (1994). Recollections and behind the scenes stories from those he knew and worked with offer an in-depth look at the dedication and professionalism it takes to make it in Hollywood.