My Rodeo Years

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.

My Rodeo Years

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.

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My Rodeo Years
Language: en
Pages: 218
Authors: Yakima Canutt, John Crawford
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-10 - Publisher: McFarland

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,
Modern Sports around the World: History, Geography, and Sociology
Language: en
Pages: 381
Authors: David Asa Schwartz
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-30 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Modern Sports around the World focuses on the history, geography, sociology, economics, and technological advancements of 50 sports played from India to Ireland. Sports have become an international spectacle that influences nations' foreign policy, world economies, and regional morale. Hundreds of billions of dollars are at stake as governments and
The Western Films of Robert Mitchum
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Gene Freese
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-08 - Publisher: McFarland

Robert Mitchum was--and still is--one of Hollywood's defining stars of Western film. For more than 30 years, the actor played the weary and cynical cowboy, and his rough-and-tough presence on-screen was no different than his one off-screen. With a personality fit for western-noir, Robert Mitchum dominated the genre during the
Becoming John Wayne
Language: en
Pages: 193
Authors: Larry Powell, Jonathan H. Amsbary
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-20 - Publisher: McFarland

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
Stunts, Scenes and Safety
Language: en
Pages: 108
Authors: H-P Virkki
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Klaava Media

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