Mans Favorite Sport

Rock Hudson and Maria Perschy in a publicity still for Mans Favorite Sport (1964), Howard Hawks’ only comedy in color.

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Mans Favorite Sport

The caption for this publicity still reads

1929-11                        MAN’S FAVORITE SPORT?                 UNIVERSAL STUDIO

John McGiver, manager of an Abercrombie & Fitch store, gets more than his share of attention from Paula Prentiss and Maria Perschy.

A scene from “Man’s Favorite Sport?,” starring Rock Hudson and Paula Prentiss.  A Howard Hawks Production released by Universal.

Mans Favorite Sport

Howard and Hawks and Maria Perschy on the set of Mans Favorite Sport.
Maria is doing her best Lauren Bacall impression.

Howard Hawks goes over the script for Mans Favorite Sport (1964) with Maria Perschy.

Mans Favorite Sport

Howard Hawks directing Mans Favorite Sport (1964) with Rock Hudson, Paula Prentiss and Maria Perschy.

Mans Favorite Sport

Howard Hawks on the set of Mans Favorite Sport (1964) with Paula Prentiss and Maria Perschy.

Howard Hawks directing Paula Prentiss and Maria Perschy in Mans Favorite Sport (1964).

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Maria Perschy as Isolde Mueller, nicknamed Easy, in a publicity still for Mans Favorite Sport (1964).  Maria was born in Austria and had 74 acting credits in her career, from 1956 to 2000, and alternating between Hollywood and Europe.

Mans Favorite Sport

Rock Hudson and Maria Perschy recycle a gag from Bringing Up Baby (1938) in a publicity still for Mans Favorite Sport (1964).

Mans Favorite Sport

Maria Perschy as Isolde “Easy” Mueller in Mans Favorite Sport (1964)

Mans Favorite Sport

Maria Perschy in an original publicity still for Mans Favorite Sport (1964)