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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 11-23-2016

Topeka State Journal, November 23, 1916:

Tyrus Cobb, the Detroit baseball star, has succumbed to alluring inducements of a motion picture company. The Georgian’s first film will soon be released, it is understood. According to trustworthy information, Tyrus gave the director very little trouble when the play—a baseball story—was being filmed, until he was asked to make love to the heroine. Cobb, it is claimed, absolutely refused to indulge in Graeco-Roman tactics, so that part of his performance may be considered rather tame.

Unfortunately, this is probably a lost film, as the Library of Congress doesn’t have a copy. Reviews were mixed, but I tend to believe Broadway critic Ward Morehouse, who called it “absolutely the worst flicker I ever saw”.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: November 23, 2016 at 10:18 AM | 9 comment(s)
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