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Jerry the Greek laces up the boxing gloves of Kingfish Levinsky, Los Angeles, 1934
Date Created and/or Issued
June 2, 1934
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.
Photograph appears with the article, "King Levinsky Opens Training For Art Lasky," Los Angeles Times, 02 June 1934: A7.
Jerry laces up one of Kingfish's gloves outside of a boxing ring.
King Levinsky has returned to Los Angeles after failing to fight Art Lasky in Chicago due to a nervous breakdown that left him hospitalized for several days. He appears to be in good health, preparing for the rescheduled fight with Lasky on June 12th.
Text from negative sleeve: LEVINSKY, KINGFISH BOXER
Text from newspaper caption: After an absence of three weeks, King Levinsky returned to the fistic limelight yesterday and here's positive proof that he's actually getting ready to fight Art Lasky June 12. The scenes below show the Kingfish at various stages of his training routine. On the far left Jerry (The Greek) Luvadis, trainer and pal of Jack Dempsey, is padding the King's heavy fists before sending him into action. Second from the left is a shot of the roly-poly heavyweight taking his daily dozen. In the center the board of strategy whispers encouragingly to the King as he relaxes after stepping a fast round with Tony Sousa. Crowded around the big fighter are Sam Levinsky (left,) Harold Steinman and Jerry. Second from the right is shown Leaping Lena saying: "King, you're colossal." On, the extreme right is apparently merely an interested spectator watching the King work out, but actually its Judge Hazen, who came all the way from Chicago with Levinsky entourage and who advises Lena and the King as to their every move outside of the gym.
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Boxing--California--Los Angeles
Boxers (Sports)--California--Los Angeles
Gymnasiums--California--Los Angeles
Manhattan Gymnasium (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Levinsky, King, 1910-1991
Luvadis, Jerry, 1886-1938
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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