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George Godfrey, heavyweight boxer with his brother [outside the KJH Radio studio?], [Los Angeles(?)], circa 1926-1927
Date Created and/or Issued
[circa 1926-1927]
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
George Godfrey, "The Leiperville Shadow," was the ring name of Feab Smith Williams, a heavyweight boxer from the state of Alabama who fought from 1919-1937. Godfrey twice won the World Colored Heavyweight Championship. In 2003, Godfrey was named to the Ring Magazine's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time.
Heavyweight boxer George Godfrey with his brother in a mock confrontation, both in crouching positions and with his brother holding up a beverage bottle by its neck, outside a brick building. Both wearing suits, hats and ties, and George's hat is a straw boater. Other photographs taken on this occasion show a sign reading "KHJ" over a doorway. The location may be the KHJ radio studio and towers atop the Los Angeles Times building at 1st and Broadway.
Text from negative sleeve: Godfrey, George
Handwritten on negative: Geo Godfrey & Brother
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Boxers (Sports)--California--Los Angeles
Godfrey, George, 1897-1947
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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