Strikes and Spares
This “oddity” narrated by Pete Smith begins at a bowling alley with two excellent bowlers, a man and a woman, making strikes and picking up spares as Smith narrates with tongue in cheek. Then, Andy Varipapa, a record-holding professional from Brooklyn, demonstrates the proper grip, the proper use of feet, and the proper swings for a straight-ahead and a curving delivery. In regular and slow motion, Varipapa then does a series of trick shots. Interspersed are the hapless attempts of a small man new to the sport and the comic (and racially stereotyped) enthusiasm of Sunshine, the pin setter.