Tuesday, March 12, 2013
THE FIREBALL POSTER
I have a soft spot for roller derby movies ( AND bowling flicks ).
I think, I saw this on television when I was a kid.
Mickey Rooney stars in THE FIREBALL.
Marilyn Monroe has a small part, and she's the main reason I still remember this movie.
I knew Mr. Rooney was short, but he looks like a munchkin from THE WIZARD OF OZ standing next to Ms. Monroe.
Speaking of Marilyn Monroe, she looks jaw-droppingly adorable in this movie.
When I was young, I loved watching real roller derby on television.
I also liked watching roller derby movies. THE UNHOLY ROLLERS with Claudia Jennings ( 1949 – 1979 ), and KANSAS CITY BOMBER with Raquel Welch, are two great examples.
There's another roller derby flick called WHIP IT, with Ellen Page and Drew Barrymore, but I have NOT seen it.
I don't know if this was ever released on VHS.
THE FIREBALL was released on MOD-DVD by WARNER BROS.