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01-03-2013, 04:12 AM

Sadly, in Tevis' obituary, they stated that he wrote the story about the popular pool player Minnesota Fats of TV fame. Too bad they didn't know anything about it. THAT Fats, was previously New York Fats or Rudolph Wanderone Jr., if memory serves me.


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01-16-2013, 01:12 PM

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Almost nobody remembers that guy for some reason . He had his picture in the old billiard magazines promoting his availability for exhibitions .
This is correct. Chad was my best friend. He played "Fast Eddie" Parker and Parker signed and gave him the cue. The cue is a Huebler. Chad collected cues and watches and was friends with a few other AZers. He was a great guy and was a good player. I still have two cues and a watch that he gave me (Titlist pro and a Cooper). Mr Jimmie only has a few of Chad's cues, and unless she has sold or given them away, Chad's widow still has the rest. He had a Jensen, a few Meucci's, Olivier, Huebler, Joss cue that was a tournament prize, and I am sure I am missing a few.


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02-06-2013, 12:29 PM

i thought it was a Balibuska if i recall it was owned by Pete Taskarella he had it for sale a couple of years ago it was signed by newman mosconi and gleason


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02-12-2013, 05:51 PM

That's a real nice picture of the Gleason cue. I guess fancy looking cues weren't in vogue then?


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cues from color of money - 03-07-2013, 10:19 AM

I have been told Joss cues made the cues used in Color of Money ?
  
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03-10-2013, 10:54 PM

Even the Balabushka?


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03-11-2013, 06:28 AM

I am not at all certain that Fast Eddy Parker's claim to being the basis for the Fast Eddy Felson character was not true. If Parker was telling a story, it was one that he himself believed to be the truth. In any event, he was a very entertaining performer at his exhibitions. Parker came to my hometown just before he passed away... looking for me. I happened to be out of town that day but have always wondered what he might have wanted. Will never know of course.

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03-11-2013, 01:45 PM

I would love to have an old Hustler cue from that era.
The "Balabushka" from the color of money wad a Joss j18. The newer version is the n7.

I like mine an aweful lot


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03-15-2013, 12:18 PM

They really should redo the movie in color. Would look so much better :-)



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03-24-2013, 03:33 PM

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Fast Eddie Parker - 03-24-2013, 07:24 PM

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Fast Eddie Parker came to see me back a few years before his death, he wanted me to make him a copy of his balabushka cue. he gave me pictures of the cue and he came back in a few months to pick it up, I took some pictures of him shooting with the cue. not sure what ever happen to this cue maybe his wife still has it. really enjoyed Eddie coming over he had a lot of stories to tell. he put on a good show also.
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06-26-2016, 02:54 AM

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06-27-2016, 04:23 AM

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Ever since the early 70's after the release of the film "The Hustler", in every town, city or hamlet in America, just about anyone and everyone that's known to have used the handle "Fast" with their nickname handle (presuming of course if that person were still alive they'd have to be in their 70's today to be chronologically accurate and consistent with the original film's genoire) has either personally claimed to be or is supposedly alleged to be, the actual person the fictional film character, "Fast Eddie Felson" was based upon.

Think about it....it's so easy for some. nay any, local hustler to have claimed this when in truth, if ever there was such a character, he would have probably played in the pool halls of Philly, Chicago, Newark, Manhattan or Brooklyn where there were larger than life pool figures and legends like Willie Mosconi actually playing et al. I frequently played at Ames growing up in the 60's & 70's back in NYC. Now if ever there was an actual, genuine pool hall location ideally suited for a character like Minnesota fats, Ames Billiards was the place.
HI I played at Ames in New York City also played at Mcgirs there was small tables at Mcgirs and also had a 6 by 12 Snooker Table with tight
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05-14-2017, 12:10 PM

CORRECTION AND ENLIGHTENMENT
Remember me, guys. I used to be Alfie Taylor.
I have a newspaper article from Cincinnati that tells the story about when Walter Tevis worked at Tony Kavanaugh's pool room while going to school in Lexington. Tony said he told Walter countless stories about his close friend, hard drinking, fast living Eddie Taylor. and the paper showed a wall of his pool room totally dedicated to articles and other things about Eddie. Tony said Tevis definitely based his character on Eddie. Eddie's modesty always denied that to the public but I was the farthest thing from public and he and I talked about Tony Kavenaugh and their friendship a lot. When Tony Kavenaugh was murdered Eddie couldn't sleep for weeks.
I buried my dear friend, Eddie in a small cemetery in the woods outside of Clinton Tennessee.

I wonder if the others who stake claim to the title would have liked to played Eddie. I thought not.
Nice to be back with my friends at Az Billiards.
Keep it nice, Alfie

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05-14-2017, 01:23 PM

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