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Sherman Grinberg
Paramount
D6499
SR001125_06_01.mov
11/18/54
Boxing match between Rocky Marciano and Jerry Lewis for 1954 national Muscular Dystrophy drive
Announcer in center of ring / MS children with muscular dystrophy in wheelchairs in front rows of audience / announcer points to corner / World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Marciano steps forward to cheers / WS audience cheers / announcer points to other corner / Jerry Lewis steps forward / audience / guest referee Dean Martin steps forward wearing T-shirt ‰Û÷Help fight muscular dystrophy‰Ûª, shakes announcer‰Ûªs hand / audience with wheelchairs in front / Martin with boxers in center gives instructions, SOT to Lewis ‰ÛÏWhen the bell rings, if you‰Ûªre smart you won‰Ûªt come out‰Û, has both shake hands, all are wearing same t-shirt / CA audience / Lewis in corner with his team, Martin pours water on Lewis‰Ûª head, rubs it in / bell rings, boxers come from corners and Lewis immediately fall down, Martin moves in with count, Lewis sits up and shouts ‰ÛÏWhere‰Ûªs the even numbers?‰Û, Marciano amused in corner / audience laughs / Martin counts over Lewis ‰ÛÏ1, 2, 3‰Û Lewis hops up says ‰ÛÏI think I made a mistake‰Û / audience / Marciano punches at Lewis who backs into corner, takes a pratfall, hops up and punches at Martin / audience cheers / Marciano lands a punch on Lewis‰Ûª chin who seems genuinely surprised, he looks at Martin who is laughing, backs up against the ropes and looks bemused, beckons Marciano to him and into his ear says ‰ÛÏThis is for fun‰Û Backs up and Marciano punches him lightly in the stomach, Lewis moves to Martin, Marciano goes to corner, Martin announces Marciano the winner and still champion, Lewis gets up from mat / audience cheers and applauds / Martin holds both boxers‰Ûª hands up
Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Rocky Marciano
United States
California
Hollywood

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