Games People Play: A Program for Wrestling Matches at the Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, 8 February 1928

by Paul R. Spitzzeri What L.E. Behymer was to serious music in "high brow" Los Angeles, Lou Daro was to the "low brow" devotees of championship wrestling in the City of Angeles.  Daro was born as Louis Elias to a large Jewish family in 1882 in Satu Mare, Romania, in the northwestern corner of the... Continue Reading →

Games People Play: Pacific Coast Doubles Championship, Los Angeles Tennis Club, 4-7 July 1929

by Paul R. Spitzzeri Our blazing hot temperatures of the last couple of days would preclude the thought of even hitting the courts, but at this time in 1929, the Los Angeles Tennis Club hosted the 40th annual Pacific Coast Doubles Championship, an amateur tournament, sanctioned by The Southern California Lawn Tennis Association and The... Continue Reading →

Games People Play: Edgar Temple and Walter P. Temple, Jr. on the Football Team of Governor Dummer Academy, 1927

by Paul R. Spitzzeri This Friday night, high school football teams across greater Los Angeles will launch into the 2017 season and previews of individuals and teams can be found in the sports pages of local newspapers and on many online websites. These days, however, the sport is under more scrutiny concerning the health and... Continue Reading →

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