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ROCKY AND THE PRESS

Nov. 15, 1954
Nov. 15, 1954

Table of Contents
Nov. 15, 1954

Under 21
Pat On The Back
  • Herewith a salute from the editors to men and women of all ages who have fairly earned the good opinion of the world of sport, regardless of whether they have yet earned its tallest headlines

Horse Racing
Spectacle
  • With rough, resourceful backs to carry the ball and a light, fast line to keep the enemy honest, Oklahoma has won 16 games in a row—longest streak in major college football

Christenberry
Country Fair
Column Of The Week
Golf
Bowling
Motor Sports
Slippery Rock
Sport In Art
  • This is how Painter Fletcher Martin saw the postfight turmoil in Marciano's quarters after his second light with Ezzard Charles at the Yankee Stadium

Lady Ruler
Nature
Acknowledgments
Fisherman's Calendar
Yesterday
  • Little Willie Hoppe played matches crawling around on billiard tables, confounding and infuriating his grown-up adversaries

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

ROCKY AND THE PRESS

This is how Painter Fletcher Martin saw the postfight turmoil in Marciano's quarters after his second light with Ezzard Charles at the Yankee Stadium

In the early twenties a youngster named Fletcher Martin won a divisional championship in the Navy light heavyweight class. He won no fame for that, but he has since become one of America's best-known contemporary artists, with emphasis on the sporting World of boxing. This scene of organized chaos in Marciano's dressing room after the second light with Ezzard Charles is Martin's most recent canvas. During the few harried minutes when the press took over he got his impression for this picture. Marciano sits with Al Weill, his manager, at his right and Charley Goldman, his trainer, at his left. Sportswriters press around him from all sides while news photographers balance themselves precariously to shoot over the heads of the crowd. From the quick sketches done on the spot as he watched, Fletcher Martin transferred the animated tableau to canvas. He has caught the scrambling action of a scene which caused him to remark: "The press guys are the athletes at these sessions."

This is an article from the Nov. 15, 1954 issue Original Layout

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