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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.
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00048870 Herald Examiner Collection HE box 13846 CARL0000052937 http://126.96.36.199/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/17365
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