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Olympic competitor and sportswriter Dick Hyland, Los Angeles, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
March 8, 1935
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Photograph of Richard Frank Hyland, popularly known as Dick Hyland, American rugby union player and sportswriter for the Los Angeles Times. Hyland competed in Paris in 1924 as a member of the American Olympic Rugby Team, and played as an All-Coast halfback for Stanford, where he was known as "Tricky Dick." He wrote guest columns from coast-to-coast and joined the L.A Times sports staff in 1939, and entered the Standford Hall of Fame for athletes in 1954. He was engaged in a custody battle for his son with his wife in 1935, when this photograph was first used. It has since been used multiple times.
Photograph published with article, "Miss St. Johns Battles Hyland Over Their Son," Los Angeles Times, 9 Mar. 1935: 3. Photograph also used with article, "Holiday for Tired Columnist as Dick Hyland Feels Urge to Write About the Past," Los Angeles Times, 4 Jul. 1935: 15.
Handwritten on negative: Richard Highland
Text from newspaper caption: Writer and ex-Husband inCourt Fight. Richard (Dick) Hyland, former football star, engaged in legal battle wtih wife for posession of child.
Text on negative sleeve: Hyland, Dick, Times, 1935; 4x5 contact to be made
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Sportswriters--California--Los Angeles
Football players--California--Los Angeles
Hyland, Dick
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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