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Henry Armstrong at weigh-in
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Used in the Exhibit: Play by Play - A Century of L.A. Sports Photography, 1889-1989
Henry Armstrong (right) at the weigh-in before his fight against Willie Joyce at Gilmore Stadium. In the late 1930s, at a time when boxing had only eight weight classes, "Homicide Hank" simultaneously held three world titles (in the featherweight, welterweight, and lightweight divisions). Managed by actor Al Jolson, Armstrong turned Hollywood and starred in "race films" for black audiencs. After his retirement, he became an ordained minister. His ring record: 151-21-9, with 101 knockouts. He died in 1988. Photo dated: July 24, 1943.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box Armstrong, Henry.
Armstrong, Henry,--1912-1988
Joyce, Willie
Gilmore Stadium (Fairfax, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Boxers (Sports)--California--Los Angeles
Boxing--California--Los Angeles
Fairfax (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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