Sports on Film

by
Johnny D. Boggsauthor

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.

Sports on Film

20211031

ABC-CLIO

Pages 256
Topics Baseball;Tennis;Rodeo;Horse Racing;Hockey;Football;Film;Car Racing;Boxing;Basketball;The Jackie Robinson Story (1950);The Basketball Fix (1951);Paper Lion (1968);Junior Bonner (1972);A League of Their Own (1992);Ali (2001);Seabiscuit (2003);Miracle (2004);Popular Culture: Film

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Sports on Film

Author(s): Boggs, Johnny;
Contributors: Boggs, Johnny;
Abstract:

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.


  • Provides a history of the rise of popularity of sports in the United States
  • Examines filmmaking through the lens of sports
  • Provides readers with a behind-the-scenes look at how movies get made
  • Examines the best and the worst of American sports

SortTitle: sports on film
Keyword(s): Baseball; Tennis; Rodeo; Horse Racing; Hockey; Football; Film; Car Racing; Boxing; Basketball; The Jackie Robinson Story (1950); The Basketball Fix (1951); Paper Lion (1968); Junior Bonner (1972); A League of Their Own (1992); Ali (2001); Seabiscuit (2003); Miracle (2004); Popular Culture: Film
Author Info:
Johnny D. Boggsauthor

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.

eISBN-13: 9781440875564
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440875557
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 256
Publication Date: 20211031
Series: Hollywood History