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Title
No, it's not a twist contest; it's just basketball
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection;
Creator
Hyde, Alan
Contributor
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
1963
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.
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Description
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 March 12, 1963 reads "Gyrating under the basket are Lakers' Bob [sic] Selvy, and Hawks' Bridges and Barney Cable." The game was held at the Sports Arena. See image 00157635 for additional photo in this series.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print : b&w ; 19 x 21 cm.
Identifier
00157636
Valley Times Collection;
HCNVT_d062_f18_i27
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/130623
Subject
Selvy, Frank
Bridges, Bill
Cable, Barney
Los Angeles Lakers (Basketball team)
St. Louis Hawks (Basketball team)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Basketball players
Men
Spectators
Basketball
Arenas
Lost architecture
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Time Period
1961-1970

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