This Sporting Life #26

marion davies and red grange
Red Grange gets his helmet autographed by the one and only Marion Davies.

3 comments:

mister muleboy said...

Number 77, the Galloping Ghost himself.

I played with his number on my back as a fourth-grader.

My old man requested that I never forget red grange.

thanks

Gerard Saylor said...

Go Illini!

VP81955 said...

That appears to be taken at the MGM lot in Culver City where Marion was working in the mid-1920s. A 1925 featurette tour of the place runs on TCM every now and then, and there are also shots of the studio exterior in the 1928 Davies-King Vidor classic silent "Show People," arguably Marion's finest work on screen (she was a splendid silent comedic actress and beloved by the film community -- the antithesis of the fictional Susan Alexander Kane).