[Mary Frances Veeck #6]

Audio of interview with Mary Frances Veeck about her husband, Bill Veeck. Shot to be used as voiceover in "Veeck: A Man for Any Season."

00:11Copy video clip URL Mary Frances Veeck discusses her husband, Bill Veeck, with Tom Weinberg. Voice-over, with timecode and no video.

00:45Copy video clip URL Tom Weinberg discusses what is lost in a portrait of Bill Veeck that is taken at the end of his life. There are facets of his personality that were part of his younger life that are lost to time.

02:15Copy video clip URL Mary Frances talks about how when she met Bill Veeck, he was on top of his career, the youngest player-manager and youngest owner. “We started rich, right at the top… it was a rollercoaster, but fortunately I’ve always loved rollercoasters.”

03:49Copy video clip URL Mary Frances discusses Bill’s private side. It is sometimes surprising because he is very open with people. Both parts of his personality are the “real” Bill Veeck. He likes milk and he likes beer; there is no contradiction.

06:04Copy video clip URL Tom Weinberg says the Veecks have led “fuller lives” than most people. “At this point in our lives, I’m really glad that we’ve lived how we lived and that I live how I lived before,” Mary Frances says. She feels she’s gotten to do everything she wanted.

07:14Copy video clip URL “I’m a realistic romanticist,” Mary Frances says.

09:29Copy video clip URL Beer and champagne. Mary Frances only drinks wine, especially champagne, but she’s not a big drinker. She tells a story of getting a wire from a champagne bottle and the pop cap from a beer can put on her charm bracelet.

13:00Copy video clip URL End of voice-over.

17:30Copy video clip URL End of tape.



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