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Old 07-07-2015, 08:46 PM
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Default Bensinger's of old. Photos

a forgotten collection

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...helaine-garren
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Old 07-07-2015, 08:53 PM
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That is super cool! Freddy would have loved to see those photos.
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Old 07-07-2015, 09:23 PM
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First person I thought of when I saw this
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Old 07-07-2015, 09:32 PM
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Default Bensinger's of old. Photos

Wow. Cool.
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Old 07-07-2015, 10:08 PM
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I know half the guys in these pics...and here was a surprise...

At 2:58 in the video, the guy pictured is James 'Peaches' Rochford, a long-time Chicago poolroom guy and always one of Freddy's best friends - he gave a touching, tear-filled speech at Freddy's wake...

Well, last winter I put up a pic taken at Chris's Billiards of an old friend, sweating me and Clyde's One Pocket game - and that guy was: Peaches...here's that pic again..and for anybody that cares to look at both my pic, and Peaches in the video..it's interesting that 45 yrs. later, Peaches is giving pretty much the same expression as he did in the old pic, except his head is tilted the opposite way......here's the pic from Chris's - Peaches on the left (and on the right that's Tom = onepocket.org member TSK7878)----->
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Old 07-08-2015, 09:26 AM
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Great pictures! I'd love to see the book. And Helen Garren is not only a good photographer, but also a very lovely lady.

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Old 07-08-2015, 11:49 AM
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My estrogen level must be off. The video choked me up.
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Old 08-02-2015, 09:22 PM
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It looks like this book project (Kickstarter) is something short of half way there. They are looking to raise 25G to publish this book about Bensingers. The photographer posted on Facebook wondering if anyone knew who this player was -- they want to use this image on the cover.

How about it Chicago guys??
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Old 08-02-2015, 09:26 PM
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I noticed on the kickstarter page ( https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...helaine-garren ) this photo of Freddy and ??
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Old 08-02-2015, 10:56 PM
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Those images are absolutely stunning. What a treasure to have and I hope the kickstarter makes its goal.
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