Originally Posted by Fast Lenny
I heard they were made by Herman Rambow.
You are correct, and the reason Rambo's were used was because Willie Mosconi was hired for the movie help make the Pool playing parts of the Movie real. In fact when ever you just see a pair of hands in the movie and a trick or fancy shot is being made Willie was shooting.
Willie also had special presentation cues made for Gleason and Newman, that were signed with their names by Rambo, I also heard that they were taken to Herman's shop to meet him.
If not for Willie I doubt any of this would have happened.
Hope this helps