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Photograph was edited for publication purposes.; Title supplied by cataloger. The Los Angeles Dons were an American Football team in the All-American Football Conference. The team, now defunct, played in the Los Angeles Coliseum from 1946 to 1949. The owners included real estate and race track executive Benjamin Lindheimer; producer Louis B. Mayer; and actors Bob Hope, Bing Cosby, and Don Ameche. In 1949 the AAFC merged with the NFL, but the Dons were not among the three teams admitted to the NFL. Photograph caption dated August 1, 1949 reads, "George Murphy, one of the "rookie" blocking quarterbacks on the Don squad, fresh out of University of Southern California, gets a bit of tape on his wrist after a scrimmage knock. Looking on is Bob Kennedy, a back from North Carolina, and the trainer is Kearney Reeb. Plenty of work is on tap for the Dons this week as they point for the big battle with the '49er crew."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00096199 HeraldÂ Examiner Collection HE box 104. CARL0005065722 http://126.96.36.199/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/33501
Southern California Trojans (Football team) Los Angeles Dons (Football team) Quarterbacks (Football)--California--Los Angeles Football players--California--Los Angeles Football teams--California--Los Angeles Football--California--Los Angeles Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs