ICYMI: Behind The Scenes Of The 1932 Olympics In L.A.
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- L.A. Weekly takes a look back at the history and context of the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles; the city was referred to as "a suburb of Hollywood" by an International Olympic Committee delegate before its bid was voted on. We also compiled a bunch of photos from those games awhile back, too if you want to feed your Olympic fever.
- Speaking of the Olympics, how about that Anthony Ervin, the (ancient) 35-year-old swimmer who won gold in the 50m freestyle, 16 years after winning it for the first time in Sydney? He's had a very interesting life in between then and now, so let's get to know him, shall we?
- If you ever wanted to know what it was like to be a young, rich Chinese Angeleno, the L.A. Times' Frank Shyong has got you covered. Fantastic read.
- Robert De Niro compared Donald Trump to his deranged, psychotic, murderous character from Taxi Driver, Travis Bickle, saying, "What [Trump} has been saying is totally crazy, ridiculous, stuff that shouldn't be even...he is totally nuts...God help us."
- Vin Scully is not only better than you, he's cooler than you too.
- And finally, on this day in 1967, Fleetwood Mac made their live debut at the National Jazz and Blues Festival in Windsor, England, and you know someone bootlegged it!