Cardini on Youtube
The famous billiard ball manipulation routine from the magician Cardini in the mid-20th Century. It’s a lovely routine with Cards and cigarettes, but the real important bit is from 5:00 to 5:55min for billiard ball manipulation, including a cradle.
Sorry about the quality of the clip, I hope the quality of the character/performance makes up for it.
The clip has been floating around for a long while, I recently dug it up again as part of a “history of Ball Contact & Manipulation” article I’ve been writing…Coming soon.