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Vintage Los Angeles: Let the Games Begin!
In the news today, the 2018 Winter Olympics have been awarded to Pyeongchang, South Korea. Add to that the building excitement for many that the 2012 Summer Olympics in London are just a year away, as well as the impending anniversaries of the Olympics being held in Los Angeles this month, and, well, it's your video lunch.
First, we go back to July 30th, 1932, for the Opening Ceremonies of the 10th modern Olympic games, held here in Los Angeles. Next, to July 28, 1984, for the Opening Ceremonies of the 23rd modern Olympic games, also here in L.A. While well-attended and definitely full of spectacle, these events are easily condensed into a few minutes for broadcast or screening, unlike our contemporary tech-extravaganza DVR memory-hogging hours-long showstopping openers to the games. Ah, well. We've come a long way, baby. Maybe far enough to get the Olympics back in L.A. again!