Boris Karloff goes bowling

March 24th, 2010  |  Published in History of Bowling

In addition to his bowling history blog, BJI’s resident historian J.R. Schmidt — author of the monthly “Time Capsule” feature in the magazine — writes a blog on the history of his hometown. It’s called “Unknown Chicago.”

In a recent blog entry on Chicago mobsters and Hollywood’s depiction of them, Dr. Jake includes a great picture of the late actor Boris Karloff on the lanes.

He also relates the tale of how the filmmaker used a close-up of a spinning, slow-to-fall 10-pin to symbolize the Karloff character — who had just been shot after releasing his bowling ball — taking his final breaths.

Check it out at: http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/unknown-chicago/2010/02/massacre-postscript.html

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