Sports on Film (Hardcover)

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Sports on Film takes readers behind the scenes of how movies get made and puts them in the stands for some of the key moments in sports in America.

Sports on Film documents key events in American sports history through the films that depict them, starting with the integration of major-league baseball when Jackie Robinson signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Other significant events and personalities examined include the college basketball point-shaving incident of the 1950s; journalist George Plimpton's attempt to go through the Detroit Lions' NFL training camp in the early 1960s; the originations and popularity of rodeo; the brief run of women's professional baseball during World War II; the underdog racehorse Seabiscuit during the Great Depression; the rise of African American boxer Muhammad Ali; the unique 1970s "Battle of the Sexes" tennis event between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King; and Ford Motor Company's run in the 1960s to take motorsports to Europe's premier event in Le Mans, France.

About the Author


Johnny D. Boggs is an award-winning freelance magazine writer, novelist, and film historian living in Santa Fe, NM. A native of South Carolina, he is a former newspaper journalist.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781440875557
ISBN-10: 1440875553
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Publication Date: October 11th, 2021
Pages: 256
Language: English