"'The photos reminded me of my childhood growing up in L.A.,' said DeBro. 'It reminded me of black-and-white TV, watching roller derby, wrestling and boxing with my dad. Richmond 9-5171: It seemed like we all knew that phone number. The photos sparked my interest. I was starting to see the scope of this narrative and how it fits into the history of L.A., the violent birth of the city, and how it connected to so many different parts of the city.'"
As a new documentary about the venue approaches, Lorraine Ali in the Los Angeles Times discusses the Olympic Auditorium.