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Hollywood stunt performers, 1910's-1970's : a biographical dictionary

Author: Gene Scott Freese
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"This book is a guide to unheralded stunt performers who created some of the greatest action scenes without credit. Without stunt people working behind the scenes, films of action superstars would not have been as successful. Each entry covers the performer's athletic background, military service, actors doubled, noteworthy stunts, and their best known screen credits"--
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Genre/Form: Biographies
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Biography Dictionaries
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gene Scott Freese
ISBN: 9780786476435 0786476435
OCLC Number: 864097214
Description: 348 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Other Titles: Hollywood stunt performers
Responsibility: Gene Scott Freese.

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"This book is a guide to unheralded stunt performers who created some of the greatest action scenes without credit. Without stunt people working behind the scenes, films of action superstars would not have been as successful. Each entry covers the performer's athletic background, military service, actors doubled, noteworthy stunts, and their best known screen credits"--

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"essential"--Midwest Book Review; "provides a much-needed reference tool on an obscure, and often difficult to research, domain in cinematic history...recommended"--ARBA; Reviews of the first Read more...

 
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