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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights – Brazil Touches Off Riot at 1932 L.A. Olympics

The Xth Olympiad hosted by Los Angeles from July 31 through August 14, 1932, overflowed with drama and intrigue in everything from finances to competition. None was as striking as the Brazilian team’s adventure in making it to California, using … Continue reading

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Black L.A. 1947: No Room on Athletes Plane for UCLA Track Star Lloyd LaBeach

Berman’s has the new “Rugby Lounge” suit. Only $65 ($737.81 in 2018 dollars). July 24, 1947: L.A. Sentinel columnist Edward Robinson has the story of UCLA track star Lloyd LaBeach, born in Panama to Jamaican parents, who came to Los … Continue reading

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Olympics: Scenes From the 1932 Los Angeles Games

Several years ago, I bought a group of German images showing the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics and the 2016 Rio Games seemed like a good time to share them.

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Olympics in L.A.?

July 12, 1958 By Keith ThursbyTimes staff writer Los Angeles officially threw its hat into the Olympic rings for the 1964 Summer Games. Mayor Norris Poulson announced the bid after a meeting with the Southern California Committee for the Olympic … Continue reading

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