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The big stretch
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection;
Martin, Bob
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Original photograph has a vertical crease in the middle of the picture.
The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, located at 3939 S. Figueroa Street, was officially opened on July 4, 1959 by then Vice President Richard M. Nixon and was designed by Welton Becket; general contractor was L.E. Dixon Company. The last event at the arena was a Bruce Springsteen concert. The arena was closed on March 19, 2016 and demolished to make room for a new soccer stadium.
Photograph caption dated August 11, 1964 reads "Big Ram defender Lamar Lundy (85), having already disposed of one Dallas Cowboy, (far left), extends his huge 6 ft. 7 in. frame after blocking attempted pass thrown by Cowboy quarterback Don Meredith (17) during early action in the Rams' win over Dallas Saturday at the Coliseum. Another Ram defender Mike Henry (53) stands beside Meredith watching flight of errant pass. Los Angeles will treat Cleveland to its 'new look' defense Saturday."
1 photographic print : b&w ; 25 x 32 cm.
Valley Times Collection;
Lundy, Lamar
Meredith, Don
Henry, Mike,--1936-
Los Angeles Rams (Football team : 1946-1994)
Dallas Cowboys (Football team)
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Quarterbacks (Football)
Football players
Football stadiums
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Night photographs
Time Period

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