LOST SPORTS CLASSICS vol 4 (approx. 55 min)
Ralph Kiner, the former home run champion and future New York Mets announcer, plugs Gillette razor-blades. A 10 minute short, “The Fence Buster,” tells the life story of Babe Ruth, from Baltimore in 1910 to his farewell appearance at Yankee Stadium in 1947, including a surprising amount of warts, including his declining performance as his weight went up midway through his career, and his failure to become manager of the Yankees; “King of Diamonds,” a 10-minute short about the career and life of Lou Gehrig, from his days at Columbia University to his farewell speech at Yankee Stadium. The Baseball World of Joe Garagiola—a television short film by the ex-catcher and NBC sports personality, who takes us to Anzio and other locales in Italy, showing us architecture and customs, and history, and also the growing local fixation on baseball. “Broadway Handicap” – a short Official Films release about a horse race; “Bullfights From Mexico City” –- a short film (broken up with a few glitches) about bullfighting in Mexico City, focusing on the pageantry.
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