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by Bruce J. Evenson

  • Author: Bruce J. Evenson
  • ISBN: 0870499181
  • ISBN13: 978-0870499180
  • ePub: 1223 kb | FB2: 1112 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Publisher: Univ Tennessee Press; 1st edition (July 29, 1996)
  • Pages: 240
  • Rating: 4.3/5
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-209) and index. Dempsey and the Doctor - Tex and Toledo - Tunney, Dempsey, sports writers, and readers - Hearst, the Colonel, Ochs, and the Captain : Four publishers bid for the fight - The Philadelphia fight - The comeback, the Chicago fight, and its aftermath.

When Jack Dempsey died in 1983, more than fifty years after losing the heavyweight crown, he was still . Dempsey's popularity was no accident.

When Jack Dempsey died in 1983, more than fifty years after losing the heavyweight crown, he was still famous. In gyms, bars and TV rooms across America, fight fans mourned the loss of the "Manassa Mauler," the one-time Colorado hobo who slugged his way to glory in the 1920s. Indeed, as Bruce Evensen explains in this engaging study, Dempsey's rise to sports immortality was the product of several factors: his appealing personality, ruthless promoters, self-serving sportswriters and the national need for virile, larger-than-life heroes.

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When Dempsey Fought Tunney examines the mass media’s cultivation of celebrity during the Jazz Age. Evensen shows how Jack Dempsey, a Colorado hobo turned heavyweight boxer, came to represent in popular iconography the last vestige of the raw pioneering spirit that had tamed th. . Evensen shows how Jack Dempsey, a Colorado hobo turned heavyweight boxer, came to represent in popular iconography the last vestige of the raw pioneering spirit that had tamed the American wilderness. Against the image of Dempsey as noble savage, Evensen explains, the press and fight promoters cannily contrasted that of Gene Tunney, the urbane easterner who seemed to be everything Dempsey was not-a scientific fighter, all defense and strategy.

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When Dempsey Fought Tunney: Heroes, Hokum, and Storytelling in the Jazz Ag. This study shows that coverage of the Jack Dempsey-Gene Tunney prize fight appealed to publishers of all stripes.

When Dempsey Fought Tunney: Heroes, Hokum, and Storytelling in the Jazz Age. Article. Although defenders of journalistic respectability charged the tabloids with sensational coverage, they participated in telling tales of heroism, hokum, and cultural spectacle.

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