Boxing Films, Mobsters, Dames!

This work explores the success of great films of the early post World War Two era by exploring the links and dimensions of young men impoverished by the Great Depression seeking fame and fortune as professional boxers. Their efforts are examined alongside the control of professional boxing by major mob elements More

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About William Hare

Author of Struggle for the Holy Land and four film books. I am an author of varied and highly eclectic interests. William Hare was born in Los Angeles and launched his writing career in high school, rising to the positions of Editor and Executive Editor at the Scholastic Sports Association, the prep sports department of the Los Angeles Examiner. While at the Examiner he became the youngest writer ever to cover a World Series game for a major metropolitan newspaper. After graduating with a degree in political science with minors in history and English he then became the youngest sports editor at a Los Angeles area daily at the Inglewood Daily News chain. In addition to covering the busy Los Angeles sports scene he began contributing movie features,visiting the local studio scene with interviews of Kim Novak and Ernest Borgnine and reporting on films in the making starring Fred Astaire, Rock Hudson and Elvis Presley. Hare ultimately became a freelance author of eclectic tastes. His first major work was in the narrative historical realm, ¨Struggle for the Holy Land¨, which encompassed 3,500 years of history in the region where civilization began. It showcased larger than life figures such as Muhammad, David Ben-Gurion, T.E. Lawrence, Chaim Weizmann, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. Hare's next work invoked cinema history, ¨Early Film Noir¨. This work concentrated on the roots of the popular genre with special emphasis on ¨The Maltese Falcon¨ and how the film's immense success catapulted its leading man Humphrey Bogart and director John Huston to Hollywood's top ranks. Hare next wrote ¨L.A. Noir¨ , which focused on how the City of Angels afforded the perfect backdrop for some of the genre's finest films. His work ¨Hitchcock and the Methods of Suspense¨ closely analyzed the creative methodology of the great London director by focusing on such major works as ¨Vertigo¨ , ¨Shadow of a Doubt¨ and ¨Strangers on a Train¨ . ¨Pulp Fiction to Film Noir¨ examined the effect of Great Depression pulp magazine fiction and how the genre's two leading authors, Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, converted their popularity into bestselling novels that were then adapted to the screen and became film noir classic dramas.

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