Sport: Yanqui Matador

"Americans don't have the guts to be bullfighters." This remark, tossed off in a Mexico City café, infuriated a young poster artist with flaming red hair and a temper to match. He flared back: "Americans have more guts in their little fingers than the rest of the world put together!" To make good his boast, Brooklyn-born Sidney Franklin had to learn enough about bullfight technique to get through a face-saving appearance with yearling bulls at a rancho in the country. That was back in 1922, and with time off for wars, revolutions and surgical operations, Franklin, the only American ever to...

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