Thursday, March 27, 2008

Luis Magana, Former Olympic Auditorium Publicist passes Away at 97

All photos and information courtesy of Frank Baltazar Sr.

Luis Magana, Enrique Bolanos and Hap Navarro, matchmaker at the Hollywood Legion, circa 1953

Former longtime Olympic Auditorium publicist Luis Magana died Sunday March, 23, at 97 years of age. A Mass for Magana, also a television commentator on local wrestling broadcasts, will be conducted at noon Friday at Resurrection Church, 3324 Opal St., in East Los Angeles. Luis was the publicist of the Olympic Auditorium for over fifty years, working closely with the late promoter Aileen Easton. and is a past inductee of the California Boxing Hall of Fame.

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