Offsite: No Crying in Baseball/A League of Their Own at Balboa Theater

Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 7:00pm

This will be a ticketed event held at the Balboa Theater in the Richmond District. 


Join us on the evening of Thursday, February 22 when we celebrate No Crying in Baseball: The Inside Story of a League of Their Own with author Erin Carlson and a screening of A League of Their Own at the Balboa Theater!

Tickets for the screening available at the link below:
https://ticketing.uswest.veezi.com/purchase/12265?siteToken=52wkfzmjpwjjfpz3ye7tz8wscg

Books will be on sale at the event

About the Event
Join us for a screening of the film classic, A League of Their Own, with an introduction by No Crying in Baseball author, Erin Carlson. Books will be available for purchase with an author signing line following the screening. 

Praise for No Crying in Baseball
“A definitive history of the biggest female-driven sports movie ever. Erin Carlson not only delivers juicy behind-the-scenes tidbits but also reminds us why A League of Their Own still matters all these years later.”—Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, author of Seinfeldia and When Women Invented Television

“Afly-on-the-wall adventure through the making of A League of Their Own, 30 years later, complete with interviews with the film’s lead herself, Geena Davis, and first-person accounts of on-set memories and captivating stories from the original creators.”—Queerty

“This is deliriously fun stuff…. Epic fan service and undeniable movie-history magic.”—Booklist

About No Crying in Baseball
The inside story of how A League of Their Own—one of the most beloved baseball movies of all time—developed from an unheralded piece of American history into a perennial cinematic favorite. Featuring exclusive interviews and behind the scenes memories from the original cast and creators.

No Crying in Baseball is a rollicking, revelatory deep dive into a one‑of‑a‑kind film. Before A League of Their Own, few American girls could imagine themselves playing professional ball (and doing it better than the boys). But Penny Marshall's genre outlier became an instant classic and significant aha moment for countless young women who saw that throwing like a girl was far from an insult.

Part fly‑on‑the‑wall narrative, part immersive pop nostalgia, No Crying in Baseball is for readers who love stories about subverting gender roles as well as fans of the film who remain passionate thirty years after its release. With key anecdotes from the cast, crew, and diehard fanatics, Carlson presents the definitive, first‑ever history of the making of the treasured film that inspired generations of Dottie Hinsons to dream bigger and aim for the sky.

About Erin Carlson
Erin Carlson is a culture and entertainment journalist, and the author of three Hollywood history books, including I’ll Have What She’s Having and Queen Meryl. Her work appears in many publications, including Vanity FairTown & Country and her Substack newsletter, You’ve Got Mail. She lives in San Francisco. 

Tickets for the screening available at the link below:
https://ticketing.uswest.veezi.com/purchase/12265?siteToken=52wkfzmjpwjjfpz3ye7tz8wscg

No Crying in Baseball: The Inside Story of A League of Their Own: Big Stars, Dugout Drama, and a Home Run for Hollywood By Erin Carlson Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780306830181
Availability: Click the TITLE to view store availability
Published: Hachette Books - September 5th, 2023

National Bestseller

The inside story of how A League of Their Own—one of the most beloved baseball movies of all time—developed from an unheralded piece of American history into a perennial cinematic favorite.


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