John Agar's On the Good Ship Hollywood PDF

By John Agar

ISBN-10: 1538494892

ISBN-13: 9781538494899

ISBN-10: 1593930682

ISBN-13: 9781593930684

For over twenty years, the identify John Agar on a marquee intended motion to moviegoers - from international battle II land, sea and air battles, to the frontier west, to the recent frontier of Nineteen Fifties technological know-how fiction, the place he stood quick opposed to a number of the era's such a lot memorable motion picture monsters.

Agar's upward thrust to status used to be meteoric: in the course of global struggle II, the $83-a-month dollar sergeant met and later married "America's Sweetheart" Shirley Temple, and used to be quickly provided a reveal try and dramatic guide via Hollywood mega-mogul David O. Selznick. He co-starred in his first actual movie, director John Ford's fabulous fortress Apache (1948), and parlayed that spectacular debut function right into a two-decade string of heroic leads. regular paintings was once the key to Agar, who simply alternated among A-pictures (Ford classics, Sands of Iwo Jima, more), drive-in favorites (Revenge of the Creature, Tarantula) and low-low-budget exploitation items.

A gracious, mild guy, Agar tells the bittersweet story of his trip via existence during this tribute quantity, which additionally comprises extra interview fabric and images not just from his movies but in addition his deepest life.

This is John's story.

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