Marshall dishes on A League of Their Own

January 27, 2013

The cover of Penny Marshall’s memoir, My Mother Was Nuts, depicts her in catcher’s gear. Why, isn’t exactly clear.

There’s no doubt Marshall, who I first saw playing Oscar Madison’s secretary Myrna in The Odd Couple, is an accomplished person, a leader in her industry, both in general terms and in the advancement of women in film. But to be honest, I wasn’t interested in her whole story. Just he thoughts on one of my favorite baseball films, A League of Their Own.

Her chapter, “Batter Up,” discusses a lot of behind-the-scenes info, such as other actresses who were considered for the key roles, including Deborah Winger for the Dottie Henson character, among many others. I would enjoy an entire book about the movie. Also, I’d love to see the director’s cut, if one exists.

I did an entry when the memoir first came out which includes a couple of interviews with Marshall.

Here’s one scene that didn’t make it into the film, thank goodness.

And a behind-the-scenes look:

And more; consider this your “extras portion” of the DVD.

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