Babe Ruth Meets Baby Snookums
Luce’s Press Clipping Bureau - July 1927
Lawrence “Sunny” McKeen, aka “Baby Snookums”, was a major child star who tragically died of a blood infection at the age of 9 in 1933. Here’s his Find A Grave page: Lawrence McKeen (1924-1933).
Babe Ruth Meets Baby Snookums
When The King Of Swat Meets The “Kid” King Of Screendom!
Babe Ruth Meets Wesley Barry - October 1921
In Hollywood With Louella O. Parsons
L.A. Examiner Interview with Babe Ruth - July 1947
Long before the days of the internet, people got their entertainment news in print from people like Louella Parsons, who was among the most popularly read gossip columnists of the day.
The Guys Pose With Their Gals
Babe Ruth, Claire Ruth, Lyn Lary & Mary Lawlor Lary - c.1930’s
We know that Lyn Lary was a Yankees teammate of Babe’s from 1929-34, but who was Mary Lawlor Lary? She was actually an actress of some renown in the 1920’s-30’s. For more about Lyn and Mary, check out this exellent bio page article on SABR here: Lyn Lary | SABR (by Bill Nowlin) - “In the middle of the 1931 season Lary accomplished something else many men dream about: He married the movie star he’d become infatuated with on the screen. While still in Oakland at the end of 1929, he’d taken in the film Good News and was wowed by actress Mary Lawlor. He and a friend stayed to watch the film a second time, and to hear her sing the song “Lucky In Love.” The song became very popular, and melody stuck with him, as did the well-known words from another song in the film: “Love can come to everyone, the best things in life are free.” In 1930 he saw her in another film, Shooting Straight. Apparently, he saw the film many times in between games. But Lawlor had taken a break from Hollywood productions and in April 1931 had come to New York, where she opened at Chanin’s 46th Street Theatre in the musical comedy You Said It. By coincidence David Marks, a friend of Lary’s, had invited him to a performance and when Lary spotted Lawlor on stage, he asked Marks if he could introduce them. He didn’t wait until after the show, but was introduced during intermission. Lawlor wasn’t impressed that he played major-league baseball. She’d never been to a game and only had a vague idea that Babe Ruth was a baseball player. Lary mumbled a few words, but the next morning left a pair of tickets to that day’s game for her. She was busy and never showed. David Marks was active on Lary’s behalf and arranged a dinner and dancing date between them at the New Lido. The orchestra leader spotted Lawlor and both Lyn and Mary were dancing to selections from Good News. Gardenias and a charm bracelet followed, and a whirlwind romance – interrupted by road trips. Lary proposed by telephone, and Mary accepted. They planned to marry on a Yankees offday but it was the 13th of July, and he didn’t want to be unlucky in love, so they were held off at the last minute – but while passing through Times Square they saw the news flash on the Times Square Building: “Broadway’s Mary Lawlor Wed to Yankee Shortstop.” The next morning they made it official.”
1940 “20th Century Fox Base Ball Club”
Not sure who the guys are. Maybe lower level actors, movie crew guys…executives perhaps? Anyways, absolutely killer jerseys and striped socks!
Babe Ruth To Try His Hand In Movies
“Home Run On The Keys” Movie Set, New York - November 18, 1936
(L-R) Director Roy Mack, Actor Wally Sharples & Babe Ruth
1920 Babe Ruth “Headin’ Home” Movie Theatre Ad
“A Play Every Boy And Girl Between Six And Sixty Should See”
See Ruth, Hit Homers
See Ruth, Mother’s Boy
See Ruth, The Lover
See Ruth, The Hero
Brother Matthias Offers Young Babe A Chance
Production Still From “The Babe Ruth Story” - 1948
(L-R) Bobby Ellis (young Babe Ruth), Ralph Dunn (George Herman Ruth, Sr.) and Charles Bickford (Brother Matthias) ~ From an actual scene in the movie, here’s an alternate view of the bar that The Babe was standing behind in the last picture.
Step Up And Fight Babe Ruth!
1927 Production Still (92-1) “Babe Comes Home”
Your eyes don’t deceive you, Babe Ruth’s character wore a Los Angeles Angels uniform for the movie.
On The Set Of “The Thief of Bagdad”
November 1, 1924 - Brea, California
(L-R) Douglas Fairbanks, Babe Ruth & Walter Johnson