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Decades Project 3

Sports and Movies: 1950's

Jason Thomason

on 18 April 2013

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1950-1959 Decades Project: Sports and Movies Cinderella Football By Jason Thomason Boxing Movies Sports Produced on February 15, 1950 by Disney
Starred Ilene Woods as Cinderella and Eleanor Audley as Lady Tremaine
Grossed $141,087,000 and was the highest grossing film of the decade. Summary:
Cinderella is about a young girl who is abused by her step-mother Lady Tremaine and step-sisters Drizella and Anastasia after the death of her father. A royal ball is eventually called to find the Prince a wife, and the step-sisters attend, leaving Cinderella at their home. Cinderella's fairy godmother appears, giving her a dress, glass slippers, and a pumpkin carriage. Cinderella attends the ball and dances with the Prince, only to leave at midnight after her fairy godmother's spell wears off, and leaving behind a glass slipper. The Prince sets off to find the owner of the slipper. Cinderella is locked in her room, but escapes and tries on the shoe. The slipper fits, and Cinderella marries the Prince. Lady and The Tramp Produced and released on June 22, 1955 by Disney
Starred Barbara Luddy as Lady and Larry Roberts as Tramp
Grossed $100,249,000 and was the second highest grossing movie of the 1950's Summary:
The Lady and The Tramp is about a dog named Lady that belongs to a rich family, and a stray dog named Tramp. Lady's family is very nice to her, until they discover they have a baby on the way, at which point they begin treating her coldly. Lady's owners eventually have the baby, and soon after go on a trip, leaving Lady and the baby in a relative's care. Lady is muzzled by the relative, but rescued by Tramp, who shows her how he lives. Tramp returns Lady home later, but they are sent to the pound. After being released, Lady returns home and sees that a rat is trying to attack the baby and begins barking. Tramp returns after escaping a pound truck and fights the rat. Lady's owners return and see that Tramp saved their child. Tramp is adopted into the family and has four puppies with Lady. Peter Pan Written and produced in 1953 by Walt Disney
Starred Bobby Driscoll as Peter Pan, Kathryn Beaumont as Wendy, and Hans Conried as Captain Hook.
Grossed $87,584,000 and is the third highest grossing movie of the decade. Summary:
Peter Pan is about a girl named Wendy Darling who tells her younger brothers (Michael and John) the story of Peter Pan and a group of pirates. After being told by her parents to grow up, Wendy and her brothers are visited in the nursery by Peter Pan himself and Tinker Bell ( a pixie), who teach them to fly and lead them to Never Land. In the meantime, Captain Hook and his pirate(s) are plotting revenge on Peter Pan. Peter and the Darlings surprise Captain Hook and escape quickly to go meet up with the Lost Boys. Michael and John go with the Lost Boys to find Never Land's Indians, who capture them and demand the Chief's daughter back. At the same time, Peter takes Wendy to see mermaids, which is interrupted by the arrival of Hook. Peter and Wendy release the Indian Chief's daughter from Captain Hook's ship and return her to her village. Wendy and her brothers become homesick, and decide to go home with the Lost Boys in tow. When they leave, Hook captures them. Peter Pan learns of this and rescues Wendy, her brothers, and the Lost Boys. The Darlings return home and Wendy tells their parents of their adventures. Mr. Darling doesn't believe her until he sees Hook's ship in the clouds. At this point in time, boxing was still probably the biggest sport around
It was popular because you could bet on the fighters
It was also popular because people now had more leisure time, this allowed them to spend their time and money how they wished Rocky Marciano:
6 time heavyweight champion winner
Only boxer to go undefeated throughout his career
49 total fights, 43 wins by knockout
Nicknamed the Brockton Blockbuster Sugar Ray Robinson:
Often called the greatest boxer of all time
Had 200 total fights; he won 173 of them and 108 of them by K.O.
Born as Walker Jr. Smith American football became more popular around the 1950s.
American football is a team sport in which the offense attempts to go down the field and score touchdowns by passing or running.
The first American football game supposedly occurred in 1869 in the college level. Otto Graham:
One of the best football players of the decade.
Quarterback of the Cleveland Browns from 1946 to 1955.
Had a total of 2,626 pass attempts and over 23,000 total yards
Went on to coaching the Washington Redskins for two years. Horse Racing Horse racing was still one of the most popular sports; it kept it's popularity after the Depression.
One of the reasons it was still popular in this time is because now people had plenty of money and leisure time.
There was also the lure of gambling for people who enjoyed betting on horses.
There are three kinds of horse racing: Steeplechase, Flat racing, and Harness racing. Native Dancer:
One of the most celebrated Thoroughbred horses in history
Thoroughbred means a horse bred for racing
Won 21 out of 22 of his starts
Earned a total of $785,240 in his career
Winner of the Kentucky Derby 2nd.
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