WorldCat Identities

Rapke, Jack

Works: 1 works in 2 publications in 1 language and 1,096 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1995.9.B55, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jack Rapke
The prize winner of Defiance, Ohio ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of Evelyn Ryan. Offers a revealing study of the housewife's plight during the Eisenhower era, along with an inspiring tale of tenacity and survival against formidable odds. Evelyn is a cheerfully strong-willed mother of ten who compensates for the failings of her alcoholic husband by becoming the most successful "contester" in the country. Between the mid-1950s and the early '60s, Evelyn submitted cleverly worded poems, jingles, and slogans in corporate sponsored contests. Winning everything from palm trees and pogo-sticks to sports cars and cash, she somehow mangages to hold the financially desperate family together with happy smiles and a rock-solid defiance
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.16 (from 0.16 for The prize ... to 0.16 for The prize ...)
English (2)