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Jack Kent Cooke and Charles Luckman
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1967
Contributing Institution
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, 1899-1989.
Jack Kent Cooke (right), with architect Charles Luckman, during construction of the Forum in Inglewood. A former door-to-door encyclopedia salesman, the Canadian-born Cooke bought the Lakers in 1965 for $5.2 million. After acquiring the rights to an NHL expansion team, Cooke couldn't reach a deal with the Sports Arena (where the Lakers played). He then built the 17,000-seat, $16 million Forum across the street from Hollywood Park; the Kings debuted there on December 30, 1967. In 1979, Cooke sold the Lakers, the Kings, the Forum (and his California ranch) to Jerry Buss for a reported $67.5 million. Photo dated: March 5, 1967.
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 13846
Cooke, Jack Kent
Luckman, Charles,--1909-1999
Forum (Inglewood, Calif.)
Building construction--California--Inglewood
Architects--United States
Inglewood (Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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