This week Rob Edelman filled in for John Thorn at the Our Game
Rob is a film historian and he provides two wonderful posts about early baseball films. One of them, Headin' Home
, has Babe Ruth in the featured role. Rob talks about the film in the second post, Lost (and Found) Baseball, Part 2
. Go read about it now. This entry will wait.
I decided it would be fun to see what the newspapers were saying about it. The articles and ads span about a year and a half and go from New York to Hawaii. From one of The Bemidji Daily Pioneer
ads we see that it is indeed a six reel film.
I also find it interesting that the press marketed it towards youth (Baseball Bats Given Away at Each Matinee
the ladies (With the speed of Douglas Fairbanks...
I present my findings from the Library of Congress's Chronicling America site in chronological order.
|New York Tribune - September 16, 1920|
|New York Tribune - September 19, 1920|
|New York Tribune - September 20, 1920|
|The Bemidji Daily Pioneer - August 23, 1921|
|The Bemidji Daily Pioneer - August 24, 1921|
|The Bemidji Daily Pioneer - August 26, 1921|
Some might wonder why I included two ads from the New York Tribune
. Variation. Look close. Those are two different drawings.