Los Angeles Summer Olympics – 1932

Los Angeles Summer Olympics

The Hungarian Water Polo team at the Los Angeles Summer Olympics in 1932. The team won the gold medal, while Germany took the silver, and the United States received the bronze.

The man on the far right is Olivér Halassy, the first amputee to compete in the Olympics as a swimmer. He had lost part of his leg when he was 8 years old in a street car accident.


Celebrity Athletes


The woman on the left is Georgia Coleman, who won a gold and silver medal in two diving competitions in the 1932 games. The man on the right is film player Herman Brix (aka Bruce Bennett), who won the silver medal for shotput throwing in the 1928 Olympics.


Summer Olympics

Spring Street, looking north toward 6th. The Hotel Hayward is on the left. Photo taken during the Olympics.


Buster Crabbe Olympics

The 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Clarence “Buster” Crabbe is seen competing in the 400-meter freestyle competition for which he won the Gold. Crabbe, a USC graduate, was subsequently signed to a Hollywood contract. 

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