My post, “How to Train Women,” describes the unflattering thoughts and the laughable attitude towards women, of Capt. Robert Bailie – Lion Trainer. This self-proclaimed master of beast and beauty, shares his Neanderthal wisdom in his “best seller” Taming ‘em!!! – A Lion Trainer’s Views On Handling Women.
Included on the books dust cover is the mention of one of our fearless authors brushes with death. It recounts, that as a student pilot, he was forced to leap from an out of control plane that was about to crash into a Manhattan skyscraper.
More hubris, or reality?
It turns out to be the truth. I found this November 22, 1929 article from the Pictorial News of the Day magazine. It shows the crumpled aircraft surrounded by police, including NYC Police Commissioner Whalen.