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  • [Once a Star raw : Floyd Patterson #9]

    [Once a Star raw : Floyd Patterson #9]

    This tape features raw footage of an interview with boxing legend Floyd Patterson (1935-2006) for the television series “Once A Star,” in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Patterson is asked about some of his more famous fights with Ingemar Johansson and Cassius Clay a.k.a. Muhammad Ali, his love for the sport, and his eventual retirement. Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw : Floyd Patterson #10]

    [Once a Star raw : Floyd Patterson #10]

    This tape features raw footage of an interview with boxing legend Floyd Patterson (1935-2006) at a boxing arena in Atlantic City. Taped for the 1985 television series “Once A Star.” Patterson talks about his legendary boxing career and his schooling in Brooklyn, New York. Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw : Floyd Patterson #11]

    [Once a Star raw : Floyd Patterson #11]

    This tape features raw footage of an interview with boxing legend Floyd Patterson (1935-2006) taped for the 1985 television series “Once A Star.” Patterson talks about keeping in shape after retirement and having bigger hands than Muhammad Ali. Shot in Atlantic City, NJ. Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw : Floyd Patterson #12]

    [Once a Star raw : Floyd Patterson #12]

    This tape features raw footage of boxing legend Floyd Patterson (1935-2006) and his son Tracy prepping before a fight in Atlantic City. Shot for the 1985 television series “Once A Star.” Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw : Floyd Patterson #14]

    [Once a Star raw : Floyd Patterson #14]

    This tape features raw footage of boxing legend Floyd Patterson (1935-2006) and his son Tracy Patterson during a fight in Atlantic City. Shot for the television special “Once A Star.” Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw: Floyd Patterson #13]

    [Once a Star raw: Floyd Patterson #13]

    This tape features of a boxing match in Atlantic City, shot for the 1986 series “Once a Star.” One of the fighters is Tracy Harris Patterson, son of boxing legend Floyd Patterson (1935-2006), who is also Tracy’s coach. Continue reading

  • Once A Star #2

    Once A Star #2

    The second of two hour-long programs profiling former professional athletes. The show focuses on these athletes’ lives after retiring from sports, with archival footage sprinkled throughout. We get an in-depth look at these personalities, while also indirectly getting a sense of the difference between professional sports of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s versus today: virtually all of the athletes work for a living. This program includes segments on Former Chicago Bears Doug Atkins and Bill Wade;  pioneer female jockey Robyn Smith; hockey’s Dennis and Bobby Hull; pool hustler and oddball raconteur Minnesota Fats; baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn; and former world heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson. Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw : Floyd Patterson #7]

    [Once a Star raw : Floyd Patterson #7]

    This tape features raw footage of boxing legend Floyd Patterson (1935-2006) in Atlantic City, shot for the 1985 TV series “Once A Star.” Patterson, his son Tracy, and many other fighters, including Evander Holyfield, go through an orientation meeting in preparation for fighting in the state of New Jersey. Continue reading