[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.

00:00Copy video clip URL Color bars and tone.

01:07Copy video clip URL Rough cut of Robyn Smith segment. Female jockey Smith talks about the experience of trying to survive as a woman in a man’s world: “It never became easy for me.” She attributes the difficulty of getting agents and finding horses to an internal bureaucracy / hierarchy. Despite the troubles finding work, she feels she has a natural talent, and she worked hard, and enjoyed her work. The tape contains sporadic clips from the interview along with footage of Smith during various races.

09:41Copy video clip URL Cut to footage from an episode of Celebrity Billiards with Minnesota Fats and Zsa Zsa Gabor. This clip was used in the actual broadcast of “Once A Star.”

10:46Copy video clip URL Tape ends.



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