June 24, Full Review…. A few days after this obituary appeared I had a call from Eleanora Tevis, the widow of Walter Tevis he died of lung cancer in Augustthe first of a number of exchanges by phone and fax, essentially making the same point: I can't wait to see it in order to compare and contrast, but truly it's this film, so classic, so fraught with tension and sexual ambiguity, that will probably stay with me. While he was still a teenager, he moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where he was tutored by the late, great Benny Allan, a six-time World Champion; and it was during that time that Fast Eddie became a money player. It's not enough for him to win: At one point during this interview, I became the interviewer instead of interviewee, I flat out asked Mr.
The second trick gave off a faint whiff of vaudeville showstoppers, like the top-hatted magician who saws in half his beautiful, leggy female assistant, or the blindfolded knife thrower who dots the outline of his beautiful, leggy female assistant with daggers.
'Fast Eddie' Parker
He attended school at Ava, Missouri, and he was graduated from high school in The popular singer had already been cast in the lead role when Newman became available. The Hustler was shot in Cinemascope, the widescreen technique that had been in use since I ran pool rooms in San Antonio for many years. Tevis while playing chess in his suite at the Holiday Inn in Dayton, Ohio. Suddenly, tv brimmed with broadcasts of tournaments, pool rooms opened everywhere and forgotten hustlers attained hitherto unrealized cachet.