The Mysterious Montague

The Mysterious Montague

A True Tale of Hollywood, Golf, and Armed Robbery

Book - 2008
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John Montague was a boisterous enigma. He had a bagful of golf tricks, on and off the course. He could knock a bird off a wire from 170 yards, and when the big man arrived in Hollywood in the early 1930s, he quickly became a celebrity among celebrities. He played golf with everyone from Howard Hughes to Babe Ruth and his close friend Bing Crosby, whom he famously beat with only a rake, a shovel, and a bat. Yet strangely Montague never entered a professional tournament, and he never allowed his image to be captured on film. When a photographer snapped his picture with a telephoto lens, police in upstate New York recognized him as a fugitive wanted for armed robbery. As Montague was indicted, hordes of national media descended and turned a star-studded legal carnival into the most talked about trial of its day.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385520331
Branch Call Number: B MontagueMontvill
Characteristics: xiii, 303 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm


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