Hollywood Stunt Performers, 1910s-1970s

Hollywood Stunt Performers, 1910s-1970s

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Reviews of the first edition a€œThe first book to provide a comprehensive listing of stunt performers and their creditsa€a€”Big Reel a€œExcellenta€a€”Past Times a€œUsefula€a€”Classic Images a€œThe one-stop reference source for the stunt industrya€a€”Film Review a€œValuablea€a€”Psychotronic a€œComprehensivea€a€”Starlog a€œRecommendeda€a€”Library Journal a€œRecommendeda€a€”American Reference Books Annual This biographical dictionary shines the spotlight on several hundred unheralded stunt performers who created some of the cinema's greatest action scenes without credit or recognition. The time period covered encompasses the silent comedy days of Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, the early westerns of Tom Mix and John Wayne, the swashbucklers of Douglas Fairbanks, Errol Flynn, and Burt Lancaster, the costume epics of Charlton Heston and Kirk Douglas, and the action films of Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood, and Charles Bronson. Without stuntmen and women working behind the scenes the films of these action superstars would not have been as successful. Now fantastic athletes and leading stunt creators such as Yakima Canutt, Richard Talmadge, Harvey Parry, Allen Pomeroy, Dave Sharpe, Jock Mahoney, Chuck Roberson, Polly Burson, Bob Morgan, Loren Janes, Dean Smith, Hal Needham, Martha Crawford, Ronnie Rondell, Terry Leonard, and Bob Minor are given their proper due. Each entry covers the performer's athletic background, military service, actors doubled, noteworthy stunts, and a rundown of his or her best known screen credits.He attended Loy- ola University on a football scholarship and be- came the universitya#39;s heavyweight boxing champ. He was instrumental in introducing rugby to Southern California in the early 1950s and was inducted into Loyolaa#39;s Athletes Hall of Fame. ... He worked on The Texans (1938), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon ( 1949), MightyJoe Young (1949), Wagon Master(1950), Dakota Lil(1950), Warpathanbsp;...

Title:Hollywood Stunt Performers, 1910s-1970s
Author: Gene Scott Freese
Publisher:McFarland - 2014-04-10


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