Babyface Goes to Hollywood

Babyface Goes to Hollywood

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He was the Darling of the Depression. At a time when the Mob ruled the prize ring, Jimmy McLarnin and his manager Pop Foster stayed out of the clutches of the gunmen. This is the story of two Irishmen who found each other on foreign shores and formed one of the great partnerships in sports a€“ the old fairground fighter and the scrawny kid he promised to make champion of the world someday. Theirs is an epic journey that begins in County Down and ends on the star-lined pavements of Sunset Boulevard. Along the way lie murders and organised crime; Nazis, filmstars and gangsters; glamour, gang wars and Gaelic football!Hea#39;d killed one man and would go on to kill another. Frankie Jerome and Young Nationalista both died after fighting Taylor and though he was sorry, he never felt at fault, and the ... Pancho Villa had been complaining of an infected wisdom tooth, but Jimmy and Pop put it down to the usual training camp ... The swelling extended almost to his neck and, according to the doctor, was a#39;as hard as my deska#39;.

Title:Babyface Goes to Hollywood
Author:Andrew Gallimore
Publisher:The O'Brien Press - 2013-08-16


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