• Short Summary

    American skittles champion, Andy Varipapa, demonstrated trick bowling shots.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Skittle Wizardry!"

    United States of America, USA.

    Various shots of Andy Varipapa, US bowls champion, in indoor bowling alley. He demonstrates trick shots and is always successful in striking all the skittles. Some of the shots are complex, involving several balls sent in different directions to hit specific skittle. The narrator explains that the game is "what we call skittles" but the Americans call bowling. It is played with twelve pins.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1148.04
    Media URN:
    39831
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1937
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:54:00 / 01:07:41:00
    Canister:
    PT 363

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Andy Varipapa" IS the correct spelling. He was born in 1891 and died in 1984, and was a professional and trick bowler who continued bowling until in to his eighties.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thank you.

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