Most of the men and one of the ladies on this and the following pages earned fame as athletes, but neither their talents nor ambitions stopped there. Lured perhaps by the familiar tumult of the crowd, the glare of baby-blue spotlights or, even, money, they each at one time in their careers abandoned the comparative safety of the arena for the notorious vagaries of show biz and No. 5 pancake makeup. Can you name the performers and the play or movie in which they are shown here? For the answers, see below.
This is an article from the March 23, 1959 issue
1 OLD HAND IN A NEW FIELD
2 THE SULTAN AND THE SIREN
3 GAUL AND GORGEOUS
4 THE MILLIONAIRE'S BEST FRIEND
5 THE GENTLEMAN HAD A GAT
6 HE WAS USED TO CLINCHES
7 ALL THIS AND BIG FEET TOO
8 HOME AND THE BRAVE
9 PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD
1 Barney Oldfield in Warner Bros.' The First Auto, 1927.
2 Babe Ruth and Anna Q. Nilsson in film Babe Comes Home, 1927.
3 French Boxer Georges Carpentier in The Gypsy Cavalier, circa 1930.
4 Lou Nova with Walter Pidgeon in The Happiest Millionaire, 1956.
5 James J. Corbett in Universal's serial, The Midnight Man, 1919.
6 Jack Dempsey and Josie Sedgwick in the Fight and Win series, 1925.
7 Primo Camera with Audrey Dalton in Casanova's Big Night, 1954.
8 Eleanor Holm and Glenn Morris in Tarzan's Revenge, 1938.
9 Max Baer, Myrna Loy in The Prizefighter and the Lady, 1933.