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  • Stephen DeBro, Director/Producer
  • Robert Benavides, Producer
  • Tony Peck, Producer

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About the Project

The colorful saga of a faded fight palace reveals the throbbing heart and multicultural soul of Los Angeles. Told through a diverse range of voices, including masked wrestlers, Chicano boxers and punk rockers--and centered around the remarkable woman who managed the mayhem for four decades--18th & Grand digs beneath the myths to uncover a city more interesting and complex than anything Hollywood could invent. Featuring interviews with Rowdy Roddy Piper, Carlos Palomino, The Destroyer, Jimmy Lennon Jr., Dick Enberg, Judo Gene LeBell, Mamie Van Doren, East Bay Ray, Mando Guerrero and many others.