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
It’s the Fourth of July and that means time to run this wonderful color photo of the fireworks show at the Coliseum in 1964, that even lit up Mudd Hall and the USC campus. The Mudd Hall Bell Tower was used in the 1923 version of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” Continue reading Happy Fourth Of July!
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
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
Here is Marv Goux from a 1964 episode of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Goux plays a guard in the episode “The Neptune Affair.” Goux appeared in two episodes of the series, appearing in 1965 as an agent in “The Discotheque Affair.’ Continue reading USC Sunday Buzz: Marv Goux’s Acting Career Cont.
A reader told me he regularly dined at Carl’s restaurant. The drive-in could be a little complicated based on what he said. “It was really busy before the sorority curfew at 10:15 (p.m.),” he said. “There were lanes to park in for the drive-in, and if you were thee fourth car, and the first guy wanted to leave, then the other three cars had to … Continue reading A Story About Carl’s Restaurant