The Mysterious Montague - A True Tale of Hollywood, Golf, and Armed Robbery-logo

The Mysterious Montague - A True Tale of Hollywood, Golf, and Armed Robbery

Leigh Montville

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He was a 1930s golf legend and Hollywood trickster who adamantly refused to be photographed. He never played professionally, yet sports-writing legend Grantland Rice still heralded him as "the greatest golfer in the world." Then, in 1937, the secrets of John Montague's past were exposed-leading to a sensational trial that captivated the nation. From three-time New York Times bestselling author Leigh Montville John Montague was a boisterous enigma. He had a bagful of golf tricks, on and off the course. He could chip a ball across a room into a highball glass, and 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 lived for a time with Oliver Hardy (whom he could lift, one-handed, onto the country club bar) and played golf with everyone from Howard Hughes and W. C. Fields to Babe Ruth and his close friend Bing Crosby, whom he famously beat while playing only with a rake, a shovel, and a bat. Yet strangely Montague never entered a professional tournament, and in a town that thrived on publicity, he never allowed his image to be captured on film. The reasons became clear when a Time magazine photographer snapped his picture with a telephoto lens … and police in upstate New York quickly recognized Montague as a fugitive wanted for armed robbery. As Montague was indicted in the tiny upstate town of Jay, New York, hordes of national media descended and turned a star-studded legal carnival into the most talked about trial of its day - the trial of "the Mysterious Montague." From the glamour of 1930s Hollywood, to John Montague's extraordinary skill and triumphs on the golf course, to the shady world of Adirondack rumrunners and bootleggers, three-time New York Times bestselling author Leigh Montville captures a man and an era with extraordinary color, verve, and energy. The Mysterious Montague is Leigh Montville's most entertaining achievement to date.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Scott Brick

Length:

6h 11m


Chapters

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03:20

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:38


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:26


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:03


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:02


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:11


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:54


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:51


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:44


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:30


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:25


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:52


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:21


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:32


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:09


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:12


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:35


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:10


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:23


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:28


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:25


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:50


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:44


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:14


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:33


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:58


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:15


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:25


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:59


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:38


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:47


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:45


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:52


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:09


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:53


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:15


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:29


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:06


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:23


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:32


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:11


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:56


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:09


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:19


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:20


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:59


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:49


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:26


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:02


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:23


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:31


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:25


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:02


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:16


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

02:37


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:38


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:39


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:10


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:47


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:05


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:59


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:50


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

00:33