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  • Fats #4

    Fats #4

    Famed pool player Rudolf “Minnesota Fats” Wanderone is interviewed, telling about the most recent tribulations in his life, including his recent divorce and move to Nashville. Fats shares his feelings on his divorce trial, which he believes was unfair to him, as well as the people he’s helped that he feels have been ungrateful. This is followed by two clips of Fats playing his rival Willie Mosconi in a televised pool match. Continue reading

  • Fats #6

    Fats #6

    In this segment of b-roll with Rudolf “Minnesota Fats” Wanderone, the larger-than-life pool player shoots around a pool table while giving insight into his personal philosophy. Showing off his incredible abilities on the table, Fats also attempts trick shots and demonstrates his unique playing style. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #31]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #31]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. Footage from a poolside interview with an actress, Franny Norman, who talks about some of the “attitudes” in Hollywood, and expresses frustration with her friend, actress Sally Kirkland. Model/actress Amy Botwinick is also interviewed at the pool. She talks about her experiences with casting directors, actresses who “sleep their way to the top,” and working as an extra. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #33]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #33]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. This tape features Cissy Colpitts, an aspiring actress (now Cisse Cameron). Colpitts is interviewed poolside. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s Election Specials raw: Paul Tsongas victory party]

    [The 90’s Election Specials raw: Paul Tsongas victory party]

    Raw tape for The 90’s election specials. Paul Tsongas victory party at Bedrock Billiards in Washington, D.C. Videomaker Eddie Becker interviews Tsongas supporters while they play pool. Continue reading

  • Fats #5

    Fats #5

    Rudolf “Minnesota Fats” Wanderone, the legendary pool player, performs trick pool shots and gives insight into his philosophy on the game of pool. Comprised of one long take, Fats performs his famous “Railroad Shot” in addition to other trick shots for which he’s become renowned. Fats also describes into his own playing style and explains other types of pool games that he’s come into contact with over the years. Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw: Minnesota Fats #1]

    [Once a Star raw: Minnesota Fats #1]

    An interview with revered pool hustler, Rudolf “Minnesota Fats” Wanderone. With tales from his life, Fats recalls his illustrious career as a pool player and card shark, describing the places he’s visited around the world, how he earned the “Minnesota Fats” moniker, and a time when he was able to draw over 300,000 people to watch him play pool. It was shot for the documentary Once a Star. Continue reading

  • Fats #2

    Fats #2

    In this segment of an interview with Rudolf “Minnesota Fats” Wanderone, the revered pool player reflects on some of the more personal details of his career. Discussing his beginnings as a 7 year old pool player, his personal relationships with celebrities, and his input on the 1961 film, “The Hustler”, Fats gives insight into an adventurous (if unconventional) life as a pool legend. Continue reading