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Changes at the Top: The Antecedents of Executive Turnover and Succession

Sydney Finkelstein, Donald C. Hambrick, and Albert A. Cannella

in Strategic Leadership: Theory and Research on Executives, Top Management Teams, and Boards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195162073
eISBN:
9780199867332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162073.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter begins with a broad introduction to the concept of CEO succession. In the first major section, it discusses the drivers of executive succession, focusing on several important antecedents ... More


Authors at Play: Nat Gould Leads the Field

Philip Waller

in Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541201
eISBN:
9780191717284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541201.003.0023
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Conventional literary histories ignore the extent to which sport has been a source of human drama quite as much as love, politics, war, religion, crime, and adventure. This chapter redresses that ... More


Sport

Peter Borsay

in The English Urban Renaissance: Culture and Society in the Provincial Town 1660-1770

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202554
eISBN:
9780191675409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202554.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses a popular physical recreation: sports. Several sports became popular during the Renaissance. Bat and ball sports, animal sports, and horse-racing all gained popularity during ... More


The Sporting Life

Ross McKibbin

in Classes and Cultures: England 1918-1951

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198206729
eISBN:
9780191677298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206729.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter looks at the history both of national sports, those broadly representative of society as a whole: cricket, football, rugby, horse-racing, and fishing, and of ‘sectarian’ sports, whose ... More


The Post Golden Age: In Search of Seabiscuit

Alan Shuback

in Hollywood at the Races: Film's Love Affair with the Turf

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178295
eISBN:
9780813178325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178295.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The final chapter analyzes the declines of both horse racing and cinema in the United States—two industries that once had America’s undivided attention but fell on hard times almost simultaneously. ... More


The Gamblers: The Downfall of Mickey, Chico, and Others

Alan Shuback

in Hollywood at the Races: Film's Love Affair with the Turf

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178295
eISBN:
9780813178325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178295.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Attending the races can be fun, sociable, and a means of generating publicity, but it has its pitfalls—gambling being the worst. Mickey Rooney, Chico Marx, Al Jolson, Jimmy Durante, Desi Arnaz, and ... More


Louis B. Mayer: King of Hollywood and King of the Turf

Alan Shuback

in Hollywood at the Races: Film's Love Affair with the Turf

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178295
eISBN:
9780813178325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178295.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Born into a lower-class Jewish Orthodox family in Imperial Russia, Louis B. Mayer rose to become the most powerful man in Hollywood.At the same time, he built one of the most successful racing ... More


Racing’s Public Spaces

Holly Kruse

in Off-Track and Online: The Networked Spaces of Horse Racing

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034418
eISBN:
9780262332392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034418.003.0003
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter examines embodied, situated practices of horse racing in its uses of public space, starting with an historical overview of how the physical and social structures of contemporary horse ... More


Worldly Pleasures: Plays, Shows, Sports

Bernard Capp

in England's Culture Wars: Puritan Reformation and its Enemies in the Interregnum, 1649-1660

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641789
eISBN:
9780191744228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641789.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores the regime's attitude to the theatre, to elite pursuits such as hunting, hawking and horse-racing, and to sports, games, and festive revelry. It examines how far plays and shows ... More


Del Mar: Bing Crosby and Where the Turf Meets the Surf

Alan Shuback

in Hollywood at the Races: Film's Love Affair with the Turf

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178295
eISBN:
9780813178325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178295.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

With the success of Santa Anita, Southern California racing fans demanded more of their new favorite sport. Popular singer-actor Bing Crosby, along with cofounder Pat O’Brien, obliged in 1936 by ... More


The Stars Come Out: Racetrack Society in the Golden Age

Alan Shuback

in Hollywood at the Races: Film's Love Affair with the Turf

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178295
eISBN:
9780813178325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178295.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Horse racing was the only major league sport in California, and Hollywood stars attended the races in droves, whether they owned horses or not. The studios used Santa Anita, Del Mar, and Hollywood ... More


The Internet and Interactive Television

Holly Kruse

in Off-Track and Online: The Networked Spaces of Horse Racing

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034418
eISBN:
9780262332392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034418.003.0005
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter examines the growth of networked in-home interactive media by focusing on its use in the spaces of horse racing. Economic, technological, and legal issues are of particular importance in ... More


Santa Anita: Hollywood Cashes In

Alan Shuback

in Hollywood at the Races: Film's Love Affair with the Turf

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178295
eISBN:
9780813178325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178295.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

When the state of California realized that there was money to be made through horse racing, it passed a law reinstituting pari-mutuel wagering, enabling San Francisco businessman Charles Strub and ... More


Hollywood Park: A Racetrack of Their Own

Alan Shuback

in Hollywood at the Races: Film's Love Affair with the Turf

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178295
eISBN:
9780813178325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178295.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hollywood couldn’t get enough of horse racing, which led to the establishment of a third track. However, there was an underlying reason for the creation of Hollywood Park in Inglewood in 1938: ... More


The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy

Pellom McDaniels III

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142715
eISBN:
9780813144276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142715.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy explores the extraordinary life and career of one of the nineteenth century's most important exemplars of African American potentiality. Murphy ... More


Hollywood before Santa Anita: Down Mexico Way

Alan Shuback

in Hollywood at the Races: Film's Love Affair with the Turf

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178295
eISBN:
9780813178325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178295.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

With pari-mutuel wagering outlawed in California in the 1920s and early 1930s and Prohibition in effect throughout the United States, newly rich Hollywood types flocked to Tijuana, Mexico,where ... More


A Killing Spree and a Hanging Tree

Maryjean Wall

in How Kentucky Became Southern: A Tale of Outlaws, Horse Thieves, Gamblers, and Breeders

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126050
eISBN:
9780813135410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126050.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Longfellow was bred and born in Kentucky and a horseman would have called him Roman nosed in the parlance of the turf. John Harper, the owner, called him the best thing ever on four hooves. Harper ... More


Conclusion

Emma Griffin

in England's Revelry: A History of Popular Sports and Pastimes, 1660-1830

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263211
eISBN:
9780191734427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263211.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter emphasizes several concluding remarks. It pinpoints a few interesting points for criticism, such as the omission of horse-racing and fighting sports. The chapter highlights the fact that ... More


Gene Markey: From Joan Bennett to Hedy Lamarr to Myrna Loy to Calumet Farm

Alan Shuback

in Hollywood at the Races: Film's Love Affair with the Turf

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178295
eISBN:
9780813178325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178295.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

An unattractive man whospent much of his early career writing B-movie screenplays, Gene Markey possessed enough charm and wit to convince actresses Joan Bennett, Hedy Lamarr, and Myrna Loy to take a ... More


Narratives of Race and Racehorses in the Art of Edward Troye

Jessica Dallow

in Equestrian Cultures: Horses, Human Society, and the Discourse of Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226583044
eISBN:
9780226589657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226589657.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Horses often inhabited privileged places on nineteenth-century farms and plantations because of their unique skills, stamina, speed, and choice bloodlines. In turn they required specialized handling ... More


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