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  • [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #11 Dallas]

    [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #11 Dallas]

    Raw footage for the 1986 television special “Once a Star.” Footage from the NBA Legends basketball game during the 1986 All-Star Weekend. Television executive Bob Wussler (1936-2010) is interviewed. Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw: Jim Rivera #2]

    [Once a Star raw: Jim Rivera #2]

    00:00 The continuation of a discussion with former Chicago White Sox outfielder Jim Rivera. They are at Jungle Jim’s Saloon. 00:50 They talk about Minnie Minoso. 02:29 Rivera tells an anecdote about John F. Kennedy. He got Kennedy’s and Lyndon Johnson’s autographs on a baseball on opening day when he was a player. He then tells a story about meeting Harry Truman and his wife, Bess. 05:18 Rivera talks about living in Angola, IN. He was from New York City, … Continue reading

  • Finley #1

    Finley #1

    This tape is largely comprised of a Q&A session between famed Oakland A’s owner Charlie Finley and an audience of teenage baseball fans. Seated in his own home living room with the audience around him, Finley answers questions about his own career, gives his input on team ownership, and compares modern day players and their salaries to the days when he was at the forefront of the baseball business. Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw: Phoenix, Arizona #6]

    [Once a Star raw: Phoenix, Arizona #6]

    This tape includes an interview with Hall of Fame Leo Durocher (1905-1991) and sports writer Dick Dozer (1925-1994) in Phoenix, Arizona. Shot for the television series “Once A Star.” Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #12 Dallas]

    [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #12 Dallas]

    Raw footage for the 1986 television special “Once a Star” in Dallas during the 1986 NBA All-Star Weekend. This is a continuation of footage interviewing television executive Bob Wussler (1936-2010). Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw: Jim Rivera #3]

    [Once a Star raw: Jim Rivera #3]

    Raw footage of an interview with Chicago White Sox player Jim Rivera, who played with the team throughout the 1950s. Rivera talks about his troubled upbringing, his run-ins with the law, his journey into the Major Leagues, and what his current life is like in Angola, IN. Shot for the 1986 TV special “Once A Star.” Continue reading

  • Finley #3

    Finley #3

    This tape is comprised partly of b-roll and partly of an interview with venerable Oakland A’s owner Charlie Finley. In the first half, Finley gives a tour of his “press box”, which is situated at the very top of his barn-turned-house in LaPorte, Indiana. The second half is an interview with Finley where he gives a bit of background on his adolescence and discusses his ascendance career-wise from steel mill worker to the owner of a championship baseball team. Continue reading