KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

We did it!

On April 24, 2015, the Olympic Auditorium Project launched an aggressive Kickstarter campaign and, 42 days later, we ended the campaign having successfully raised $61,215 from 189 backers!

Many of the backers’ rewards include digital or silver gelatin prints by Theo Ehret. Theo was the house photographer at the Olympic Auditorium from the mid 1960s until the early 1980s and his evocative work captured the enormous personalities of that era – Muhammad Ali and André the Giant, George Foreman and Roberto Durán, among others.

Wrestling Photos

Sicodelico

Sicodelico

KCOP Studios, circa 1971

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Andre the Giant
Battle Royale

Olympic Auditorium, circa 1976

Little Beaver

Little Beaver
Little Beaver, Floating

Olympic Auditorium, circa 1972

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Mil Mascaras
The Leap

Olympic Auditorium, circa 1970

MIL MÁSCARAS

Mil Mascaras
Flying Kick

Olympic Auditorium, circa 1970

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Mil Mascaras
The Original Luchador

KCOP Studios, circa 1972

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Mil Mascaras
Mirror Image

Olympic Auditorium, circa 1972

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Jon Tolos
Masked

Olympic Auditorium, circa 1972

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El Medico

KCOP Studios, circa 1970

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Edouard Carpentier

Olympic Auditorium, circa 1969

Boxing Photos

"Irish" Frankie Crawford

“Irish” Frankie Crawford
Tough Going

Hoover Street Gym, circa 1968

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Danny Lopez
The Champion

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Lupe Pintor
El Hombre

Olympic Auditorium, 1980

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Muhammad Ali
Training for the Rumble in the Jungle

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Carlos Palomino
In Training

Main Street Gym, circa 1977

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Armando Muniz and Raul Soriano
Swinging

The Forum, 1972

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Ruben Navarro
The Maravilla Kid

Olympic Auditorium, circa 1970

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George Foreman
Training for the Rumble in the Jungle

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Rafael “Bazooka” Limon
K.O.

Olympic Auditorium, 1977

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Alberto Davile and Frankie Duarte
D-Day

Olympic Auditorium, 1977

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Hedgemon Lewis Knocking Down Oscar “Shotgun” Albarado
Through the Ropes

Olympic Auditorium, 1969

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Roberto Duran
Victory

Olympic Auditorium, 1973

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Antonio Puddu
Dressing Room

LA Sports Arena, 1973

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Mando Ramos
Aftermath

Olympic Auditorium, 1970