My Rodeo Years

Author: Yakima Canutt
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786458194
Format: PDF
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Rodeo legend, actor and stuntman Yakima Canutt blazed a trail as a champion bronco buster and rode to fame as a collaborator with John Wayne, who claimed to borrow his on-screen persona from Canutt's real one. This memoir, as told to John Crawford, relates Canutt's years on the rodeo circuit, his roles in silent westerns, and his craftsmanship in movie stunts on such epics as Stagecoach and Ben-Hur, as well as his family life and friendships.

Becoming John Wayne

Author: Larry Powell
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476629943
Format: PDF
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Exploring the early westerns of John Wayne—from his first starring role in the The Big Trail (1930) to his breakthrough as the Ringo Kid in John Ford’s Stagecoach (1939)—the authors trace his transformation from Marion Mitchell Morrison, movie studio prop man, into John Wayne, a carefully crafted film persona of his own invention that made him world famous. Wayne’s years of training went well beyond honing his acting skill, as he developed the ability to do his own stunts, perfected his technique as a gun handler and became an expert horseman.

Stunts Scenes and Safety

Author: H-P Virkki
Publisher: Klaava Media
ISBN: 9527074363
Format: PDF, ePub
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Stunts, Scenes and Safety introduces readers to the concepts of stuntwork. The book builds a learning path for readers who are planning to create action scenes for their home videos featuring, for instance, skating, parkour, BMX biking, or similar activity. Practically anyone with a modern camera can learn the basic skills of creating action-packed movie scenes. The book explains the concepts of timing, camera awareness, shot size, rhythm and camera angles. When these elements are combined with aspiring stunt person’s own creativity, physical fitness, talent in front of the camera, and video editing competence, the results are ready for YouTube. The book describes how professional stuntmen prepare for action scenes, how they rehearse, what kind of technical equipment they use, and how they plan their performance before stepping in front of a movie camera. Anyone who is hoping to find a career in stunt business will get valuable tips from the book. Moviegoers can get unique behind-the-scenes insight on movie making and stunt work. Large selection of photographs, video segments, sample scripts, camera maps and other practical material make it easy to adapt the information into personal video projects. The book also features tips for experiental learning and adventure education practice sessions. The author, stuntman and stunt coordinator H-P Virkki, has performed in many movies and he has trained actors, athletes and stuntmen at dedicated courses, universities and theaters.

King of the Cowboys

Author: Ty Murray
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451604276
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The most famous rodeo champion of all time tells his amazing true story -- and opens a fascinating window into the world of the professional cowboy. Ty Murray was born to be a rodeo star -- in fact, his first words were "I'm a bull rider." Before he was even out of diapers, he was climbing atop his mother's Singer sewing machine case, which just so happened to be the perfect mechanical bull for a 13-month-old. Before long, Ty was winning peewee events by the hatful, and his special talent was obvious...obvious even to a man called Larry Mahan. At the time the greatest living rodeo legend, six-time champion Mahan invited a teenaged Ty Murray to spend a summer on his ranch learning not just rodeoing but also some life lessons. Those lessons prepared Ty for a career that eventually surpassed even Mahan's own -- Ty's seven All-Around Championships. In King of the Cowboys, Ty Murray invites us into the daredevil world of rodeo and the life of the cowboy. Along the way, he details a life spent constantly on the road, heading to the next event; the tragic death of his friend and fellow rodeo star Lane Frost; and the years of debilitating injuries that led some to say Ty Murray was finished. He wasn't. In fact, Ty Murray has brought the world of rodeo into the twenty-first century, through his unparalleled achievements in the ring, through advancing the case for the sport as a television color-commentator, and through the Professional Bull Riders, an organization he helped to build. In the end, though, Ty Murray is first and foremost a cowboy, and now that he's retired from competition, he takes this chance to reflect on his remarkable life and career. In King of the Cowboys, Ty Murray opens up his world as never before.

Casey Tibbs Born to Ride

Author: Rusty Richards
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780977459391
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Rodeo superstar Casey Tibbs lives again in Rusty Richards' authorized biography of the memorable, charismatic cowboy from South Dakota. Movingly written, Richards spent over twenty years meticulously researching, interviewing, and capturing vibrant memories and recollections of the six-time world champion saddle bronc rider. Born in a log home in the wilds of South Dakota, the youngest of ten children, Tibbs grew to be the most well-known, popular rodeo star of all time.Richards' biography is all-inclusive and also covers the Roberts family, including rodeo greats Ken, Gerald, and E.C. Roberts, along with Jim Shoulders, Deb Copenhaver, Carl Olson, Ben Johnson, Gene Pruett, Bill Linderman and so many more. In addition, Richards recounts Casey's phenomenal success in Hollywood and his friendship with Audie Murphy, his Las Vegas associations, and his world tours promoting rodeo and the Wild West. Richards does not gloss over Casey's battles with alcohol and gambling addictions, either.This is a biography that inspires, amuses, saddens, and gives real meaning to determination and grit. Casey Tibbs deserves to have his story told, and Rusty Richards has done an excellent job of doing so.

Pendleton Round Up at 100

Author: Michael Bales
Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing
ISBN: 9780882407739
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Every September since 1910, the Pendleton Round-Up has drawn thousands of rodeo fans to a small town in eastern Oregon. For seven days, the crowds in Pendleton thrill to contests that range from bull riding and bronc busting to barrel racing and bareback Indian relays. This extravagantly illustrated book commemorates the centennial of the Round-Up and captures its enduring appeal in Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and the world of rodeo. Beautifully designed, this book features a breadth of color and black-and-white photographs—more than 900—showcasing the riders, the drama, and the special atmosphere that is Pendleton.

Stunt Man

Author: Yakima Canutt
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780806129273
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Chronicles the career of the stunt man responsible for creating the action for such films as "Ben Hur" and "Gone With the Wind"

Table Tennis Tactics for Thinkers

Author: Larry Hodges
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781477643785
Format: PDF, Kindle
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" USA Table Tennis Hall of Famer and national coach Larry Hodges takes you on a journey not just of speed and spin, but of mind. You'll develop the habit of tactical thinking, learn what tactics to use against various styles and how to strategically develop your game so you'll have the tactical tools needed to win"--P. [4] of cover.

Unseen

Author: Dana Canedy
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 0316552976
Format: PDF, ePub
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Hundreds of stunning images from black history have long been buried in The New York Times archives. None of them were published by The Times--until now. UNSEEN uncovers these never-before published photographs and tells the stories behind them. It all started with Times photo editor Darcy Eveleigh discovering dozens of these photographs. She and three colleagues, Dana Canedy, Damien Cave and Rachel L. Swarns, began exploring the history behind them, and subsequently chronicling them in a series entitled Unpublished Black History, that ran in print and online editions of The Times in February 2016. It garnered 1.7 million views on The Times website and thousands of comments from readers. This book includes those photographs and many more, among them: a 27-year-old Jesse Jackson leading an anti-discrimination rally of in Chicago, Rosa Parks arriving at a Montgomery Courthouse in Alabama a candid behind-the-scenes shot of Aretha Franklin backstage at the Apollo Theater, Ralph Ellison on the streets of his Manhattan neighborhood, the firebombed home of Malcolm X, Myrlie Evans and her children at the funeral of her slain husband , Medgar, a wheelchair-bound Roy Campanella at the razing of Ebbets Field. Were the photos--or the people in them--not deemed newsworthy enough? Did the images not arrive in time for publication? Were they pushed aside by words at an institution long known as the Gray Lady? Eveleigh, Canedy, Cave, and Swarms explore all these questions and more in this one-of-a-kind book. UNSEEN dives deep into The Times photo archives--known as the Morgue--to showcase this extraordinary collection of photographs and the stories behind them.

Cowgirls of the Rodeo

Author: Mary Lou LeCompte
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252068744
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this first substantial study of rodeo women, Mary Lou Lecompte surveys the early rodeo cowgirls' achievements as professional athletes, the near demise of women's rodeo events during World War II, and the phenomenal success of the Women's Professional Rodeo Association in regaining lost ground for rodeo cowgirls. Recalling an extraordinary chapter in women's history as well as the history of American sport, Cowgirls of the Rodeo contributes to a deeper understanding of the challenges facing women in the American West and in American sport.