Jack Lord: An Acting Life

Jack Lord: An Acting Life

by Sylvia D. Lynch


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Jack Lord: An Acting Life by Sylvia D. Lynch

Before his rise to superstardom portraying Detective Steve McGarrett on the long-running police drama Hawaii Five-O, Jack Lord was already a dedicated and versatile actor on Broadway, in film and on television.
His range of roles included a Virginia gentleman planter in Colonial Williamsburg (The Story of a Patriot), CIA agent Felix Leiter in the first James Bond movie (Dr. No) and the title character in the cult classic rodeo TV series Stoney Burke. Lord’s career culminated in twelve seasons on Hawaii Five-O, where his creative control of the series left an indelible mark on every aspect of its production.
This book, the first to draw on Lord’s massive personal archive, gives a behind-the-scenes look into the life and work of a TV legend.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476666273
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 04/01/2018
Pages: 229
Sales rank: 238,558
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Sylvia D. Lynch is dean of the School of Education at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. She has published two books of western outlaw history and her short stories have appeared in a number of anthologies.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Steve McGarrett Aside 1

One • A Good Irish Boy 7

Two • Motive, Method and Means 26

Three • The Road Rises Up 35

Four • Making History 57

Five • The Fate We Make for Ourselves 74

Six • Low Aim Is Crime 93

Seven • The Standard by Which All Others Are Measured 105

Eight • The Most Successful Flop in History 112

Nine • The Work Praises the Man 131

Ten • “I Am Home” 144

Eleven • Forgiving Poe 171

Twelve • An Indelible Mark 179

Filmography: Television and Film Roles 191

Chapter Notes 199

Bibliography 209

Index 213

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