John Avildsen’s lost footage from the cult classic The Karate Kid

Karate Kid director John Avildsen posted more than 90 mins of rehearsal footage that he and the cast worked on before principal photography started on 1983. I’ve posted all of the youtube clips below, which give a glimpse into the development of a Hollywood cult classic feature film. Notable among the footage clips are the
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Pioneering African American actress Judy Pace and Kung Fu

I was doing some research last week on actress Judy Pace, whom I’d read had broken Hollywood color lines by becoming the first black villainess on television with her role as Vickie Fletcher on the TV show Peyton Place in 1968. Pace was a trailblazing actress, securing roles in groundbreaking films, such as 1970’s Cotton
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