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USC Sunday Buzz: Remembering Another L.A. Landmark

On Friday, I ran a page of the Yankees-USC game program from 1951. Here is an ad that ran in the four-page program: Remember the Angels played at Wrigley Field, which was about two miles from USC on 42nd Place. The Hollywood Stars played at Gilmore Field, which was near Farmers Market and is where the current CBS Television City is located. Popular sportscaster Sam … Continue reading USC Sunday Buzz: Remembering Another L.A. Landmark

Sunday Buzz: Another Look At Olympic Auditorium

With the Olympic Auditorium a topic the past few days, it is worth noting USC played some basketball games there. The Olympic used to get 6,000 on Sunday afternoons to watch the Los Angeles Thunderbirds. This is what the interior looked like for the 1932 Olympics with dual wrestling platforms. Marvin Hagler knocked out Doug Demmings at the Olympic on April 7, 1978. Here’s Freddie … Continue reading Sunday Buzz: Another Look At Olympic Auditorium

A Little Olympic Auditorium Diversion

Today’s USC column supplement focuses on the fact USC had a Shaw in the defensive backfield from 1964-69 and has the back story on the photo above. Do you remember the Shaws without clicking on the link? I got lost in Olympic Auditorium nostalgia last night. Here’s a 1972 photo of the Los Angeles Thunderbirds. Was there a more diverse pro team/sport at the time? … Continue reading A Little Olympic Auditorium Diversion