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RedsBaron
02-29-2012, 10:09 PM
Today's Wall Street Journal has an article (page D6) about three hours of home movies made in 1928-29 of Ty Cobb that are being released by his great-grandson, Kevan Roskam. I don't have a link to the story but it appears that the movies may give a fascinating glimpse of the Georgia Peach.
The movies show Cobb skinning a black bear during a hunting trip, goofing around with Japanese baseball players during a 1928 goodwill tour, and visiting the Joan of Arc Memorial Cross and the site of the Battle of Belleau Wood in France.
In one scene Cobb is shown nudging a guide in front of the Roman Colosseum before raising his right arm in a fascist salute (too much could be made of that; the Beatles sometimes did the same thing).
Another movie shows Cobb as he giggles while he watches a Japanese boy, around age 10, do handsprings in the street, while another film depicts a snow capped mountain range presumably taken by Cobb.

westofyou
02-29-2012, 11:10 PM
Link here

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204653604577249570494720692.html?m od=WSJ_LifeStyle_Lifestyle_5

Ga_Red
03-01-2012, 03:22 PM
Google "Cobb and Tommy Lee Jones"

cumberlandreds
03-01-2012, 03:24 PM
I hope the documentary becomes a reality. I would like to see some clips of these home movies. As well as a balanced life story of Cobb.