Some things I wasn’t able to squeeze into Friday’s column:
In 1956, you could buy a Trojans jacket at the Trojan shop. Note the sign in back, the “Trojane Shop” for women’s sportswear.
- I ran a picture of Life magazine covers with USC athletes Friday. Here are the four covers as they actually looked:
USC All-American Ralph Vaughn
The USC-Hollywood pipeline from the mid-1920’s to 1931: Ward Bond, John Wayne and Buster Crabbe.
Bond was a starting lineman on USC’s first national championship team (1928). He turned 25 that season, by the way. Crabbe was USC’s first All-American swimmer and an NCAA champion. How much Wayne actually played is a point of debate. He was on the freshman team and then got hurt and did not earn a letter.