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Title
The "Geronimo Kid", Don Jordan
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1962
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Used in the Exhibit: Play by Play - A Century of L.A. Sports Photography, 1889-1989
Don Jordan was raised in East L.A., one of 22 children. Trained by the legendary Eddie Futch, he became welterweight champ in 1958 and seemed to have a limitless future. But the "Geronimo Kid" was undone by allegations that the Mob controlled him. Jordan denied the charges, but his career never recovered; in a related trial, Mobsters Frankie Carbo (known as "Mr. Gray") and Frank "Blinky" Palermo were found guilty of conspiracy and extortion, signaling an end to an era in boxing. Jordan was found murdered in L.A. in 1997. Photo dated: October 12, 1962.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00049070
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 2582.
CARL0000052852
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/17284
Subject
Jordan, Don
Boxers (Sports)--California--Los Angeles
Boxing
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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