Monday, 23 December 2013

The Fights

                  Boxing gyms, like saloons and union halls, were typical features of working-class neighborhoods across the ethnic and racial variety. ...................... Film, radio and then television offerred boxing in heaped doses. Remember Eloise, the girl in the much-loved children's book, who lives at the Plaza ? Remember what her nanny does on Friday evenings ? She orders beer from room service, smokes and watches the fights on NBC's Gillette Cavalcade of Sports.

Carlo Rotella
What Boxing Writing Can Teach Us About Everything

Moore v Marciano
Sept 1955  LIFE magazine
reblogged from Deadspin 

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