Classic Cricket: Boris Karloff Arguing with C. Aubrey Smith at a Cricket Game

by Devanshu Mehta

I’m going to try to dig up classic cricket photographs, but here’s the first. I’m sure there’s a fantastic story behind this one– it’s Frankenstein aka Boris Karloff, arguing with C. Aubrey Smith at a cricket game. C. Aubrey Smith captained England for one Test match, before making his way to Hollywood, where he founded the Hollywood Cricket Club. They created a pitch with imported English grass and attracted fellow expats such as David Niven, Laurence Olivier, and Boris Karloff to the club as well as local American players. Which is where this argument likely occurred. won’t let me embed the picture here, so click to see it.