A New Beginning and the Beginning of the End

William E. Ellis

in Irvin S. Cobb

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print September 2017 | ISBN: 9780813173986
Published online May 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780813174792 | DOI:
A New Beginning and the Beginning of the End

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Cobb moved to Hollywood at the invitation of Will Rogers and Hal Roach. With Cobb’s work in the film business, his writing tapered off. His involvement in the filming of Judge Priest, starring Will Rogers, renewed Cobb’s belief in himself and his career. The film received excellent newspaper coverage when it was released in the fall of 1934, owing to Rogers’s celebrity. The rest of the chapter focuses on Cobb’s work and family life in Hollywood until his wealth and health began to decline.

Keywords: Irvin S. Cobb; Will Rogers; Judge Priest; Hollywood; Hal Roach

Chapter.  6794 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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