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Hollywood Wrestling

Hollywood Wrestling, also known as Wrestling From Hollywood, was an American professional wrestling television series which originally aired locally in Los Angeles on KTLA in the early 1950s, and by 1952 nationally (via kinescope) on the improvised Paramount Television Network. It was produced by Klaus Landsberg.

Hollywood Wrestling
Country of origin United States
Original networkSyndicated (Paramount Television Network)
Original release1947 (local)
1952 (national) – 1955


Pioneer television station KTLA broadcast pro wrestling matches as early as 1947, when the station began airing televised wrestling from the Grand Olympic Auditorium. Originally, the bouts were sponsored by the Ford Motor Company.[1]

By 1952, the matches were being syndicated nationally on the Paramount Television Network. The series was filmed (via kinescope) and then delivered to stations in the network. Hollywood Wrestling was a popular series, and although it was not seen in all areas of the United States, it did air on the following stations: WLEV-TV, Allentown, PA;[2] KFDA-TV, Amarillo, TX;[3] WBAL-TV, Baltimore, MD;[4] WAAM-TV, Baltimore;[5] KGBT-TV, Brownsville, TX;[6] WWTV, Cadillac, MI;[7] KCRG-TV, Cedar Rapids, IA;[8] WBTV, Charlotte, NC;[9] WJW-TV, Cleveland;[10] WFAA, Dallas;[11] WOC-TV, Davenport, IA;[12] WHIO-TV, Dayton;[13] KBTV, Denver;[14] KFEL-TV, Denver;[15] WEAU-TV, Eau Claire, WI;[16] WDAY-TV, Fargo, ND;[17] WOOD-TV, Grand Rapids, MI;[18] KPRC-TV, Houston;[19] KID-TV, Idaho Falls, ID;[20] WFBM-TV, Indianapolis;[21] WJTV, Jackson, MS;[2] WGAL, Lancaster, PA;[22] KSWO-TV, Lawton, OK;[2] WLVA-TV, Lynchburg, VA;[2] KEYD-TV, Minneapolis;[14] KNOE-TV, Monroe, LA;[23] KPTV, Portland, OR;[15] KZTV, Reno;[24] KEMO, St. Louis;[25] KSTP-TV, St. Paul;[26] KEYL, San Antonio;[27] KGO-TV, San Francisco;[5] KTVW, Seattle;[14] KELO-TV, Sioux Falls, SD;[28] KMO-TV, Tacoma;[29] WEAT-TV, West Palm Beach, FL;[30] and WSBA-TV, York, PA.[2]


  1. ^ "Complete Olympic Wrestling Card". Billboard: 14. 1947-07-12.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Monthly TV Film Buying Report". Billboard: 31. 1953-04-25.
  3. ^ "Today's TV Programs". Pampa Daily News. Pampa, TX. 1953-10-30. p. 11.
  4. ^ "Television Log". The Capital. Annapolis, MD. 1951-03-03. p. 3.
  5. ^ a b "The Nation's Top Television Programs". Billboard: 12. 1955-10-08.
  6. ^ "Saturday's TV". The Brownsville Herald. Brownsville, TX. 1955-04-29. p. 10.
  7. ^ "Television Log". The Record-Eagle. Traverse city, MI. 1955-05-02. p. 7.
  8. ^ "Weekly Television Programs". The Oelwein Daily Register. Oelwein, IA. 1954-10-23. p. 5.
  9. ^ "Top 10 TV Shows Each Day of the Week in CHARLOTTE, NC". Billboard: 12. 1952-11-01.
  10. ^ "Television". The Coshocton Tribune. Coshocton, OH. 1953-12-11. p. 14.
  11. ^ "TV Listings - Paris Area". The Paris News. Paris, TX. 1953-08-02. p. 13.
  12. ^ "Television Programs". The Waterloo Daily Courier. Waterloo, IA. 1951-06-15. p. 23.
  13. ^ "Television Guide". The Lima News. Lima, OH. 1950-11-02. p. 22.
  14. ^ a b c "The Nation's Top Television Programs". Billboard: 16. 1955-09-10.
  15. ^ a b "TV Film Purchases". Billboard: 16. 1952-10-18.
  16. ^ The Daily Telegram. Eau Claire, WI. 1954-09-18. p. 13. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  17. ^ "Radio - TV". Daily Journal. Fergus Falls, MN. 1954-03-31. p. 4.
  18. ^ "Saturday, October 18th TV Schedule". The Holland Evening Sentinel. Holland, MI. 1952-10-18. p. 3.
  19. ^ "Saturday's Radio and TV Programs". Galveston Daily News. Galveston, TX. 1953-02-14. p. 21.
  20. ^ "Television Log". Idaho State Journal. Pocatello, ID. 1954-06-15. p. 10.
  21. ^ "Television Schedule". Anderson Daily Bulletin. Anderson, IN. 1955-03-21. p. 17.
  22. ^ Lebanon Daily News. Lebanon, PA. 1954-03-04. p. 21. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  23. ^ "Daily T-V Program". Ruston Daily Leader. Ruston, LA. 1955-08-30. p. 3.
  24. ^ "KZTV Log". Reno Evening Gazette. Reno, NV. 1955-03-26. p. 11.
  25. ^ "Radio and Television Programs". The Edwardsville Intelligencer. Edwardville, IL. 1955-08-01. p. 8.
  26. ^ "Television Schedules". The Winona Republican-Herald. Winona, MN. 1953-10-15. p. 7.
  27. ^ "TV Programs For All Week". San Antonio Express. San Antonio, TX. 1953-01-25. p. 69.
  28. ^ "WNBT, WTVJ, and KELO-TV get nod". Billboard: 10. 1954-02-20.
  29. ^ "Daily TV Schedules". The Daily Chronicle. Centralia, WA. 1953-09-21. p. 5.
  30. ^ "Radio & Television". Fort Pierce News-Tribune. Fort Pierce, FL. 1956-07-26. p. 5.

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