Wednesday, May 30, 2012

L.A. in Focus: Images from the LAPL Photo Collection 
Saturday, June 9 @ 2:00 p.m.
Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library

David Davis, author of Showdown at Shepherd’s Bush: The 1908 Olympic Marathon and the Three Runners Who Launched a Sporting Craze, presents images of the 1932 & 1984 Los Angeles Olympics from the LAPL Photo Collection. From Babe Didrikson, Eddie Tolan and Buster Crabbe to Carl Lewis, Joan Benoit, Michael Jordan and Mary Lou Retton. Just in time for this summer's London Olympics.

O.J. Simpson carries the Olympic torch before the start of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
Credit: Javier Mendoza

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