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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: NBA Legends #2 Dallas]

    [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #2 Dallas]

    This tape covers the NBA Legends game during the 1986 All Star weekend, shot for the television special 1986 “Once A Star.” Mostly b-roll of basketball practice. Continue reading

  • Bowie Kuhn in NYC #5

    Bowie Kuhn in NYC #5

    00:00 Bars and tone, with some background conversation. 01:10 Former baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn talks about night games, specifically the World Series, and “what is best for baseball.” He says local fans in Chicago don’t like it, but national fans should have a chance to see the World Series. 03:00 Tom Weinberg challenges Kuhn, asking what he means by “what’s best for baseball” and who gets to make that call. Kuhn says you need to look at a wide range … Continue reading

  • Mark The Bird Fidrych #5

    Mark The Bird Fidrych #5

    Raw interview footage with Mark–the Bird–Fidrych, former pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, for the TNT special Once a Star. Topics include his farm, family, marriage, and children. 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: NBA Legends #3 Dallas]

    [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #3 Dallas]

    Raw footage for the 1986 television special “Once a Star.” Footage from the NBA Legends basketball game during the 1986 All-Star weekend. Cazzie Russell (1944-) is interviewed. Continue reading

  • Bowie Kuhn in NYC #6

    Bowie Kuhn in NYC #6

    00:00 The continuation of an interview with former baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn. 00:30 Kuhn discusses the question “What is the future of Wrigley Field?” The Cubs have been resistant to installing lights and playing night games. Kuhn discusses the possibility of building a second park, but does not think it’s very likely. 02:36 Tom Weinberg suggests that baseball has gotten more “plastic.” Kuhn disagrees. He thinks the game itself is still very natural, even if there are more players in … Continue reading

  • [Sweetwater Clifton #1]

    [Sweetwater Clifton #1]

    Raw footage for “Once a Star.” Interview with Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton, one of the first black players in the NBA and former Harlem Globetrotter. Continue reading