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Garrick, Yankees, Goldman discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

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Us but just give you a data dump well they're even more letters there there there there was all sorts of stuff so you know and i must say jonathan i who was a who would be author of the more most recent bogra fee of garrick also gave me some some not only paperwork but also a lot of guidance so it was the research if it was not this research they would not have been this book because as you said there's nobody to interview interesting i looked up curious like how popular pride in the yankees was when it came out and in nineteen forty two was the seventh highest grossing film eight million in box office receipts can you sense just based on obviously all your research at the time how how big a movie was it were is are we talking it would be water cooler conversation for people at work can you give me a sense of how popular wasn't nineteen forty two well on one level at least from goldman's point of view was his highest grossing movie today so he's been in the business since the silent era so it it it it wasn't his highest grossing ever but up to that point was his highest grosser it wasn't a blockbuster you know i think as much as he tried to make it not a baseball movie not a sports movie by episodes the romance and the courage of gehrig you know sports movies it was still probably labeled a sports movie despite his best efforts so you know if people think at the sports movie maybe they're not gonna go for romance if people around mentioned go because they don't think at the sports moving so you know i think i think it did well it had some interesting marketing had it opened forty theaters simultaneously in the new york area in area it was at the astor theatre which was one of the biggest of the time so you know it was a big deal and you know towards the end of the book i note that when it premiered in hollywood in.