Most widely held works about Alex Karras
Most widely held works by Alex Karras
Blazing saddles ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,221 libraries worldwide
Never give a saga an even break! Blazing Saddles is an iconoclastic, not-politically-correct parody; one of the 1970s most successful and popular films. Every clichéd element from every Western ever made is turned upside down and inside out, while retaining all the familiar caricatures--eh, characters--of the genre: a dance-hall girl, a gunslinger, a sheriff, and a town full of pure folk. Mel Brooks redefined film comedy and proved that even sophomoric, scatological humor could be used to ridicule prejudice, injustice, and apathy.
Victor Victoria ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 857 libraries worldwide
A woman singer working on the cabaret circuit pretends to be a man pretending to be a woman. Things get even more complicated when she meets the man of her dreams. Set in Paris, France, in 1934.
Mad ducks and bears by George Plimpton ( Book )
11 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in English and held by 667 libraries worldwide
Based on the contributions of the author, J.Gordy, and A. Karras.
Even big guys cry by Alex Karras ( Book )
4 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 641 libraries worldwide
The former defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions tells his story; how, through strength, tenacity, and wit, he emerged from a sooty steel town to enjoy successful careers in football and in acting.
James A. Michener's Centennial ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 635 libraries worldwide
Relives the grand hopes, dreams, loves, and adventures of generations of residents in Centennial, Colorado-- from their risky attempts to establish a settlement in 1795 through the politics and power plays of the 20th century. Begins with French and Scottish trappers interacting with Native Americans and follows the increasing conflicts as more permanent settlers arrive. Shows how the town of Centennial is founded by the young Mennonite Levi Zendt and his bride-to-be. Looks at the effects of the American Civil War on the settlement and the disputes between cattle ranchers and farmers. Shows the plight of Mexican residents who find their rights threatened by a real estate tycoon from back East. Examines more recent dirty politics as two contestants face off over the future of the town and its dwindling natural resources.
Against all odds ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 551 libraries worldwide
Terry Brogan, a cynical ex-football star, is hired to find Jessie Wyler, the runaway mistress of a ruthless L.A. nightclub owner, Jake Wise. According to Jake, Jessie had stabbed him and vanished with $50,000. But Terry's mission is soon forgotten when he tracks down the beautiful Jessie on a Mexican island and falls in love with her.
Tuesday night football : a novel by Alex Karras ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
What you don't see off camera before, during, and after the televising of a professional football game.
Goldilocks and the three bears ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 399 libraries worldwide
A mischievous child invades the lives of three bears.
Faerie tale theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered.
Shelley Duvall's Faerie tale theatre. Bedtime tales ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
"Talking bears, sleeping giants, handsome princes, evil fairies and more fill this 4-episode collection from the award-winning series. Some of the most treasured bedtime stories are brought to life with glorious productions and magnificent costumes that will leave you dreaming... happily ever after."--container.
Porky's ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
A group of teen-age boys--the terrors of Angel Beach High School--sets out for a notorious honky-tonk strip joint in search of some action.
Alex Karras : my life in football, television, and movies by Alex Karras ( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
The author describes his experiences growing up in Gary, Indiana, and his careers as a football player, actor, and television personality.
The Greek Americans ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Includes two programs: The Greek Americans, which features first-generation immigrants, and The Greek Americans II: Passing the torch, which focuses on the experiences of the next generation. Plus 50 minutes of bonus footage not seen on PBS.
Friday night lights by H. G Bissinger ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist chronicles a small town's obsession with high school football. The book was a New York Times bestseller.
When time ran out ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
A South Pacific island's dormant volcano unexpectedly erupts in fury. Tourists are surprised by a volcanic eruption in a lonesome hotel in the Caribic. Shelby Gilmore is the hotel owner who ignores all the warnings and advises his guests to wait for a rescue team. Hank is a wildcat oil driller who gathers a small group of followers and heads toward higher ground. Kay Kirby is a PR executive who must choose between the two men.
Movies, vanity, fame ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
James A. Michener's Centennial. [Chapter eleven], The winds of death ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Historical drama set against the background of the Colorado Rockies.
Fudge-O-Mania ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Peter thinks his holiday will be a bust when his family decides to share a vacation house with the family of his arch-enemy, Sheila Tubman.
Blazing saddles ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
The new sheriff and his sidekick, retired gunfighter Waco Kid, protect the town of Rock Ridge from the men who want to run the railroad through the town.
Webster. Season one ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
The post-retirement season is suddenly disrupted for football player George Papadapolis and his wife Katherine when Webster, the orphaned son of a former teammate, moves in. Laughter and life lessons in every episode.
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