"Preacher! Go on down and get me some bourbon. J.T.S. Brown. No ice, no glass."
Fast Eddie Felsen, The Hustler (1961)
More than 95 million people enjoy bowling, in 90 countries spanning 6 continents! Bowling is one of the largest participatory sports in the world.
But this is not the story of a bowling alley. It is the story of the pool hall inside the Tropicana and the hustlers that made it a part of their lives. Don Hinzo supplied this footage and confirmed the grey haired fellow is Cowboy Jimmy Moore, 1994 BCA Hall of Fame Inductee. The black gentleman is Rags Woods a money player excellent in banks and 9 ball. The video is short and the quality lacking but it is the only such record we have been able to find showing Florence playing pool.
CLICK HERE to view video of Richie Florence (Requires version 8+ of Windows Media Player)
CLICK HERE to view the 1970 City of LA Championship Tournament program courtesy of Randy Burns
CLICK HERE to view the 1972 City of LA Championship Tournament program courtesy of Randy Burns
CLICK HERE to view Ronnie Allen media