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"Dr. J" (Julius Erving) becomes a Philadelphia 76er...
Item # 658293
October 22, 1976
LOS ANGELES TIMES, CA, October 22, 1976
* Philadelphia 76ers pay $6 million to obtain "Dr. J"
* The Julius Irving era begins in Philly
* Saul Bellow wins Nobel Prize for literature
The front of the Sports section has, "For $6 MILLION 76ers Are Able to Get a Doctor," which tells of the deal between the 76ers and the New York Nets - giving Philly the rights to superstar Julius Erving. Quite historic for a collector of 76ers memorabilia.
Also present on the front page is the announcement: "Novelist Saul Bellow Wins Nobel Prize for Literature," which includes a photo.
Other news of the day, sports, and advertising is found throughout.
The issue is in very good condition, and contains all major sections (some are excluded), but is being offered for the Dr. J. coverage.
Note: Where else might one find authentic ads for Opening Day showings, in the most desirable Hollywood-area newspaper - as we were lucky enough to obtain this (and others) indirectly from the Los Angeles Times' own collection? It simply doesn't get any better!
Page 21 of section VI has a nice full age advertisement for the film printed on it's opening weekend. (see). The movie opened two days earlier on a Wednesday.
A quite rare issue as it would not have been saved since it contains no historically significant content. Present are the complete sections 1 and VI totaling 66 pages. Great condition.
Category: The 20th Century