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Based 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 defiance.

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  • 16 of 16 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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Briarcliff Manor Public Library DVD (Text)
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31036150387212
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Hendrick Hudson Free Library DVD P 892 (Text)
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31016150910486
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Katonah Village Library DVD PRI (Text)
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31013151116445
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Lewisboro Library DVD PRIZE (Text)
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31032150958771
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Mamaroneck Public Library District DVD FEATURE #1962 (Text)
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31015100819011
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Mount Pleasant Public Library DVD PRI (Text)
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31024151848804
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Mount Vernon Public Library DVD P (Text)
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31018153489450
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Mount Vernon Public Library DVD P (Text)
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31018153514711
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New Rochelle Public Library DVD PRI (3425) (Text)
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31019154163425
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New Rochelle Public Library DVD PRI (9119) (Text)
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31019154149119
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