Cobb: A Biography by Al Stump

By Al Stump

A brand new York occasions remarkable ebook; Spitball Award for most sensible Baseball publication of 1994; foundation for an important Hollywood movie. Now in paperback, the biography that baseball enthusiasts all around the nation were conversing approximately. Al Stump redefined America's conception of 1 of its most renowned activities heroes with this gripping examine a guy who walked the road among greatness and psychosis. in accordance with Stump's interviews with Ty Cobb whereas ghostwriting the Hall-of-Famer's 1961 autobiography, this award-winning new account of Cobb's existence and occasions finds either the darkness and the brilliance of the "Georgia Peach." "The strongest baseball biography i've got read."--Roger Kahn, writer of the lads OF summer season

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He described her as high-strung, sensitive, warm-hearted and generous. One moment she could be a little girl, the next a regal princess. "She is rarely the same for two minutes," he revealed. " Movie magazines were also coming to grips with Ida's unique persona. Among her friends, she had acquired the nickname of Lupi; although it was merely an abbreviation of Lupino, it signified she was loopy or loony. Drummond Tell, a writer for Picture Play discussed her pranks, odd sense of humor, and screwball personality.

Heartbreak House would be Ida's last play at the Royal Academy. She had given fine performances during her two terms; her agent envisioned her as the next Janet Gaynor of England. She would play sweet young girls with hearts of gold. Ida made screen tests at several studios and read dozens of casting calis, without success. During family tea one afternoon, her agent telephoned. He reported that she was wanted for a role in Her First Affaire. Ida laughed when she heard the news. " Nevertheless, her agent convinced her to try again.

For Cleopatra, she was given five lines and expected to stand behind Claudette Colbert waving a large palm frond. Ida refused. Studio officials pointed out that she was under contract, but she held her ground. When she was suspended, she surprised the studio by asking for a small role in Peter Ibbetson, a supernatural romance based on George du Maurier's novel about childhood lovers, played by Gary Cooper and Ann Harding, whose lives are intertwined in life and death. The studio readily agreed to Ida's request and cast her as a flirtatious tart.

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