By Robert Hinkle,George Stevens,Mike Farris
“Do you're thinking that you'll educate Rock Hudson to speak such as you do?”
The query got here from famed Hollywood director George Stevens, and an affirmative solution propelled Bob Hinkle right into a fifty-year occupation in Hollywood as a speech trainer, actor, manufacturer, director, and pal to the celebrities. alongside the best way, Hinkle helped Rock Hudson, Dennis Hopper, Carroll Baker, and Mercedes McCambridge speak like Texans for the 1956 epic movie Giant. He additionally helped create the nature Jett Rink with James Dean, who grew to become a ally, and he consoled Elizabeth Taylor in my view whilst Dean was once killed in a sad automobile coincidence sooner than the movie was once released.
A few years later, Paul Newman requested Hinkle to do for him what he’d performed for James Dean. the end result used to be Newman’s strong portrayal of a Texas no-good within the Academy Award–winning movie Hud (1963). Hinkle could—and did—stop via the LBJ Ranch to interchange pleasantries with the president of the us. He did likewise with Elvis Presley at Graceland. solid associates with Robert Wagner, Hinkle even taught Wagner’s spouse Natalie wooden how one can throw a rope. He seemed in several tv sequence, together with Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Dragnet, and Walker, Texas Ranger. On a handshake, he labored as nation tune legend Marty Robbins’s supervisor, and he helped Evel Knievel upward push to fame.
From his start in Brownfield, Texas, to a family members so bad “they might in simple terms have the funds for a tumbleweed as a pet,” Hinkle went directly to achieve acclaim in Hollywood. via all of it, he remained the salty, down-to-earth former rodeo cowboy from West Texas who may well speak his approach into—or out of—most any state of affairs. greater than 40 images, together with infrequent behind-the-scenes glimpses of the celebrities Hinkle met and befriended alongside the way in which, supplement this rousing, never-dull memoir.
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Call Me Lucky: A Texan in Hollywood by Robert Hinkle,George Stevens,Mike Farris