Something New For Boxing Enthusiasts
For those boxing fans that are looking for something new, different
and fresh; I suggest visiting the new boxing exhibit on display at
Brooklyn College Library, 2900 Bedford Ave. Brooklyn, N.Y.; Hank Kaplan
Who was Hank Kaplan? Hank Kaplan (1919-2007), was a curator and
collector of boxing memorabilia; as well as a promoter, writer and
editor of boxing books, and public relation consultant, as well as
founder of Wide World Boxing Digest, writer for Boxing World and Sports
Illustrated. Also, a boxing consultant for ESPN,HBO, and Showtime.
While doing all the aforementioned, he amassed a boxing collection
considered the largest collection in the world. He owned every copy of
The Ring magazine. Kaplan was called “ Lord of Ring “. He kept record of
every boxer and trainer in history. Half a million photographs,
articles and books on professional boxers and trainers since
1800. Hank knew every champ and every champ knew him.
Has enough been said? There is more!! As a ranking boxing authority
Hank became know by the moniker “ Sweet Scientist” in the boxing
community. He was elected to the World Boxing Hall of Fame (1999)
commission. Was honored with the James J. Walker Award for long and
meritorious service, from the Boxing Hall of Fame (2006).
Thanks Hank, you were a real boxing historian.
Upon his death, his family donated his boxing archives to Brooklyn
College Library, FREE, as per his request. Kaplan died December 14,
2007, after a battle with cancer.
Boxing enthusiasts will be delighted with interest upon visiting the
exhibit at Brooklyn College Campus Library.
Chairman of Ratings World Professional Boxing Federation and United
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Those Who Slug it out on the Silver Screen
Garfield Lifetime Achievement Award to be Presented by Actor’s Daughter
“My dad as Charley Davis is still remembered as one
of the most honest portrayals of a boxer, he wore his heart and his
integrity on his glove in that one… ”
-Julie Garfield (Daughter of John Garfield)
Second Annual Shadow Box Film Festival to be
hosted by the School of Visual Arts on December 6 and 7
November 18—NY, NY–Since the very early days of motion pictures,
boxing has always made for great drama. For decades, the movie industry
has created legendary characters inspired by those who lace up the
gloves and step into the ring. No boxer on film is more revered as the
archetype of the on-screen-fighters that followed than John Garfield in
“Body and Soul” (1948).
The Shadow Box Film Festival will pay special tribute to the
Oscar-nominated acting legend John Garfield with screenings of his two
classic boxing films - the 1939-classic "They Made Me a Criminal”
(December 6th) and the 1948 Oscar-winning "Body and Soul” (Saturday).
The Saturday night screening will be hosted by the actor’s daughter,
On both the 6th and the 7th, actors who have helped to elevate the
fighter on film will be honored with an award in Garfield’s name. Burt
Young (“Rocky”) will receive the award on the 6th and Holt McCallany
(“Lights Out”) will have his award presented by Ms. Garfield on the 7th.
An additional “Garfield” award will be presented to SVA Executive Vice
President Anthony P. Rhodes on the evening of the 6th. Mr. Rhodes is
receiving the honor in recognition of his unwaveringsupport for the
Shadow Box Film Festival and the students at SVA in their pursuit of
“Last year's festival was an incredible success," said Festival
Director David Schuster. “We are now building on that with another fine
slate of boxing films, as well as some classic John Garfield titles
hosted by his daughter Julie Garfield. We are very thankful that the
School of Visual Arts has again agreed to host the event in their
state-of-the-art theatre. The Festival wouldn’t be back for a second
year without Anthony Rhodes.”
"John Garfield was a ground-breaking stage and film actor whose
personal courage and social conscious made him a role-model for
generations of actors. The original anti-hero in films and a true
American hero in life he remains one of cinema's most beloved figures.
It's a tremendous honor to receive an award named for the legend John
Garfield." - Holt McCallany
"I'm honored just to be on the same program as one of the greatest
boxing films of all time. Body and Soul shows you why Garfield was a
legend in his own right." - Anthony P. Rhodes
The festival will take place over two days – Dec. 6 - Dec. 7 – at the
SVA Theatre at 333 West 23rd Street in Manhattan. The other fight
related films getting their New York City premiere include:
"The Gentleman Prizefighter," a documentary about James J. Corbett,
directed by Andrew Gallimore, narrated by Liam Neeson
"Fight Like a Girl," produced by the Emmy-nominated TchavdarGeorgiev,
featuring, Jill Morley
"Boogaloo," a work-in-progress documentary about Philly middleweight
Bobby "Boogaloo" Watts, written and directed by Liam Mulvey
"Omerta," directed by Craig Tubiolo, starring PaulieMalignaggi
"Broken," written and directed by David Wendelman
"Return," an animated short created and directed by YahyaGhobadi
The festival will showcase 24 boxing films, including 11 features.
The films for this festival were shot or produced in six countries --
Ireland, England, Canada, United States, The Netherlands and Iran. (The
two-year total of countries in which films were produced or submitted is
now 11 -- Cuba, Thailand, Gemany, Spain, Argentina, Ireland, England,
Canada, United States, The Netherlands and Iran.)
For tickets: Online:
Or call: 1-800-838-3006
WHAT: 2nd Annual Shadow Box Film Festival
WHERE: SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street (8th and 9th Avenues)
WHEN: Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7, 2013
About the John Garfield Lifetime Achievement Award Winners-
Burt Young is an Academy Award-nominated actor best known for playing
Paulie in the "Rocky" series. Young is no stranger to boxing, having
sparred many rounds with former top contender Bobby Cassidy. Young also
managed the career of light heavyweight contender David Sears. Young has
long been one of the most recognizable actors in the business and among
his many credits include, "Once Upon A Time In America," "The Gambler,"
"The Pope of Greenwich Village," "Chinatown," and "The Sopranos."
Holt McCallany is a tremendous supporter of the Sweet Science. He's
played two important roles in the boxing genre, starring as heavyweight
champion Patrick "Lights" Leary in the critically-acclaimed FX series,
"Lights Out." He also played Hall-of-Fame trainer Teddy Atlas in the HBO
film, "Tyson." Among his many other acting credits, include films such
as "Fight Club," "Three Kings," and "Gangster Squad."
Anthony P. Rhodes has been executive vice president at the School of
Visual Arts since 1992. A leader in the education of artists, designers
and creative professionals for more than six decades, SVA has more than
6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100
countries. Rhodes is a member of the College’s Board of Directors,
chairman of The Alumni Society and creative director of the Visual Arts
Press, SVA’s award-winning in-house design studio. Rhodes has served on
the Art Directors Club Board of Directors and co-chaired its prestigious
Hall of Fame Committee.
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