When Legends Gather #513


Harold Lloyd and Babe Ruth

3 comments:

swac said...

Probably on the set of Speedy, where Ruth has a funny cameo as a passenger in Lloyd's cab. One of the first silent comedies I ever saw (thanks to our French CBC Radio Canada, which ran silent films on a regular basis), and one I still enjoy watching once a year or so.

Brent McKee said...

I'm a fan of Speedy as well. A lot of that has to do with the way it shows a New York that has long since vanished, most notably Coney Island and some of the rides there (that would never be allowed today) and of course Yankee Stadium when it was relatively new.

swac said...

Given Buster Keaton's love of baseball--they used to play it between breaks on his film sets--it's unfortunate he never made a sandlot film during his silent heyday, although his 1935 Educational short One Run Elmer is one of the better ones he'd come up with at that skid row studio.