Fisher’s Bowling Dresses (1952)

March 10, 2017

fishers-bowling-dresses-1952

“Phantom Radio” Interview

March 8, 2017

My interview on Len Nicholson’s “Phantom Radio” podcast just went up.  It runs about 27 minutes.  Here’s the link—

http://www.kegel.net/phantomblog/2017/3/8/jr-schmidt-phantom-radio

 

Billy Knox (1936)

March 6, 2017

                (1887-1944)

                Bowling Hall of Fame, 1954

                #86 Bowler of the 20th Century

                Bowlers Journal 1925-1936 Special All-American

                1 ABC championship (1923-AE)

                First to bowl 300 in ABC Tournament, 1913

Burr Oak Bowl

March 5, 2017

burr-oak-bowl

3030 Burr Oak Ave. (Blue Island)

Still in business!

Fred Bujack (1955)

March 3, 2017

   Bujack, Fred (1955)

(1912-1971)

Bowling Hall of Fame, 1967

#78 Bowler of the 20th Century

All-American, 1949-50, 1954-55

8 ABC championships (1949-TAE, 1950-TAE, 1952-T, 1953-T, 1953-TAE, 1955-AE, 1955-T, 1955-TAE)

 

 

Victory Bowling Lanes—Van Nuys, CA (1959)

March 1, 2017

Victory Bowling

6300 Sepulveda Blvd.

Joe Kristof Bowls in a Store Window (1956)

February 27, 2017

kristof-at-polk-brothers

“Big League Bowling”  Chicago TV show, broadcast from the Polk Brothers Appliance Store  (8500 S. Cottage Grove Ave.) 

Note the people on the street watching the show through the windows—no spectators were allowed inside the store after regular business hours! 

Wheaton Bowl—Wheaton, IL

February 26, 2017

101--Wheaton Bowl

2031 N. Gary Ave.

 

The Fabulous, Furry Thoma Brothers (1960)

February 24, 2017

(L-R)–Clarence, Fred, Frank (Sykes), Harry

CLARENCE THOMA (1893-1961) 

       1 ABC championship (1924-D)

FRED THOMA (1891-1966)

       1 ABC championship (1918-D)

FRANK “SYKES” THOMA (1896-1980)

       Bowling Hall of Fame, 1971

       All-American, 1926-27, 1927-28

       2 ABC championships (1916-D, 1916-AE)

HARRY THOMA (1895-1968)

       1 ABC championship (1924-D)

                                                                       

 

Opal Reed Stop-Action (1957)

February 22, 2017

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