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Call Me Lucky

Author : Robert Hinkle
ISBN : 9780806151960
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“Do you think you could teach Rock Hudson to talk like you do?” The question came from famed Hollywood director George Stevens, and an affirmative answer propelled Bob Hinkle into a fifty-year career in Hollywood as a speech coach, actor, producer, director, and friend to the stars. Along the way, Hinkle helped Rock Hudson, Dennis Hopper, Carroll Baker, and Mercedes McCambridge talk like Texans for the 1956 epic film Giant. He also helped create the character Jett Rink with James Dean, who became a best friend, and he consoled Elizabeth Taylor personally when Dean was killed in a tragic car accident before the film was released. A few years later, Paul Newman asked Hinkle to do for him what he’d done for James Dean. The result was Newman’s powerful portrayal of a Texas no-good in the Academy Award–winning film Hud (1963). Hinkle could—and did—stop by the LBJ Ranch to exchange pleasantries with the president of the United States. He did likewise with Elvis Presley at Graceland. Good friends with Robert Wagner, Hinkle even taught Wagner’s wife Natalie Wood how to throw a rope. He appeared in numerous television series, including Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Dragnet, and Walker, Texas Ranger. On a handshake, he worked as country music legend Marty Robbins’s manager, and he helped Evel Knievel rise to fame. From his birth in Brownfield, Texas, to a family so poor “they could only afford a tumbleweed as a pet,” Hinkle went on to gain acclaim in Hollywood. Through it all, he remained the salty, down-to-earth former rodeo cowboy from West Texas who could talk his way into—or out of—most any situation. More than forty photographs, including rare behind-the-scenes glimpses of the stars Hinkle met and befriended along the way, complement this rousing, never-dull memoir.

2013 Guide To Literary Agents

Author : Chuck Sambuchino
ISBN : 9781599636368
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A Death In The Islands

Author : Mike Farris
ISBN : 9781510712157
Genre : True Crime
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Lies, murder, and a legendary courtroom battle threaten to tear apart the Territory of Hawaii. In September of 1931, Thalia Massie, a young naval lieutenant’s wife, claims to have been raped by five Hawaiian men in Honolulu. Following a hung jury in the rape trial, Thalia’s mother, socialite Grace Fortescue, and husband, along with two sailors, kidnap one of the accused in an attempt to coerce a confession. When they are caught after killing him and trying to dump his body in the ocean, Mrs. Fortescue’s society friends raise enough money to hire seventy-four-year-old Clarence Darrow out of retirement to defend the vigilante killers. The result is an epic courtroom battle between Darrow and the Territory of Hawaii’s top prosecutor, John C. Kelley, in a case that threatens to touch off a race war in Hawaii and results in one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in American history. Written in the style of a novel, but meticulously following the historical record, A Death in the Islands weaves a story of lies, deception, mental illness, racism, revenge, and murder—a series of events in the Territory of Hawaii that nearly tore apart the peaceful islands, reverberating from the tenements of Honolulu to the hallowed halls of Congress, and right into the Oval Office itself, and left a stain on the legacy of one of the greatest legal minds of all time.

My Friends Call Me C C

Author : William Gardiner Hutson
ISBN : 0865341435
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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He seemed to work magic in the oil business as he established wildly successful ventures. California at the turn of the century was his stage and his adventures read like fiction until his luck seems to run out and he exits to China. Was he a huckster from the outset?

The Filmgoer S Companion

Author : Leslie Halliwell
ISBN : 0380504197
Genre : Motion pictures
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Cowboy Stuntman

Author : Dean Smith
ISBN : 0896727890
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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""Chronicles the life and achievements of Dean Smith, a Texan and Olympic gold medal winner who became a Hollywood stuntman and actor"--Provided by publisher"--

Conversations With The Great Moviemakers Of Hollywood S Golden Age At The American Film Institute

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ISBN : 1400033144
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A collection of interviews with some of the world's leading directors, producers, cinematographers, and screenwriters provides a revealing glimpse of the filmmaking art, with commentary by King Vidor, Howard Hawks, Hal Wallis, William Wyler, George Stevens, Alfred Hitchcock, George Cukor, Fritz Lang, Federico Fellini, and others. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Ab Bookman S Weekly

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ISBN : UOM:39015039369122
Genre : Antiquarian booksellers
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International Television Almanac 1985

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ISBN : 0900610336
Genre : Television broadcasting
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International Television Almanac

Author : Richard Gertner
ISBN : UOM:39015062229169
Genre : Television broadcasting
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