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  • [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 #3

    Fats #3

    Another part of an interview with the renowned pool playing master, Rudolf “Minnesota Fats” Wanerone. In this section of the interview, Fats discusses his personal philosophies on pool and on life, sharing stories about his own philanthropic exploits as well as his dissension regarding present ways of thinking. Continue reading

  • 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

  • [Once a Star : Robyn Smith, Celebrity Billiards 1968]

    [Once a Star : Robyn Smith, Celebrity Billiards 1968]

    This tape contains archival footage for the 1986 television special “Once A Star.” On this tape, there is footage of horse racing and Robyn Smith riding Superstitious, and half an episode of Celebrity Billiards from 1968. Continue reading

  • [Once a Star : Robyn Smith, Celebrity Billiards]

    [Once a Star : Robyn Smith, Celebrity Billiards]

    This tape contains raw footage for the 1986 television special “Once A Star.” This video includes an interview with female jockey Robyn Smith and a short clip from an episode of Celebrity Billiards from 1968. 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

 
 
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