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Fri Mar 21 17:12:43 2014 UTClccn-no20021058020.16The prize winner of Defiance, Ohio0.160.16The prize winner of Defiance, Ohio53827263no20021058025915811lccn-nr2004011765Anderson, Jane1954-ausdrtlccn-no97011133Moore, Julianneactlccn-no95035820Harrelson, Woodyactlccn-no2002109529Frizzell, John1966-cmplccn-no2007055530Porterfield, Ellary1989-actlccn-n2005002746Ryan, Terry1946-2007lccn-no2002105827ImageMovers (Firm)lccn-n2001026452Ryan, Evelynlccn-no2001090855Revolution Studioslccn-no2007030097Freeman, JonathancngRapke, JackDramaFilm adaptationsFictionOhio--DefianceUnited StatesRyan, EvelynContestsHousewivesFamiliesDern, LauraPrize contests in advertisingNineteen fiftiesHarrelson, WoodyMoore, JulianneFilm adaptations2006109012791.4372PN1995.9.B55ocn06270943210902ocn062709432visu20060.16The prize winner of Defiance, OhioFictionDramaFilm adaptationsBased on the true story of Evelyn Ryan. Offers a revealing study of the housewife's plight during the Eisenhower era, along with an inspiring tale of tenacity and survival against formidable odds. Evelyn is a cheerfully strong-willed mother of ten who compensates for the failings of her alcoholic husband by becoming the most successful "contester" in the country. Between the mid-1950s and the early '60s, Evelyn submitted cleverly worded poems, jingles, and slogans in corporate sponsored contests. Winning everything from palm trees and pogo-sticks to sports cars and cash, she somehow mangages to hold the financially desperate family together with happy smiles and a rock-solid defianceFri Mar 21 15:33:03 EDT 2014batch2956