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Working the routine 35
Luchadoras practicing an exit 44
Muñeca Oriental signing autographs 72
Fishman stalks around the ring at Arena Caracol 75
Espectro (The Specter) Jr. 76
Rudo making an entrance 84
A salto mortal from the ropes misses its mark 86
Lucha libre fan 89
Dr. Wagner 99
Victor Martinez 111
Vendor selling masks inside the arena 125
Ecologista Universal and Superanimal 129
U.S. women wrestlers in Mexico City in 1948 163
Marquee, Televicentro studios, circa 1953 181
El Santo and unidentified wrestler (possibly
Eduardo Bonales) circa 1952 181
Apparently middle-class audience member, circa 1954 182
Children wrestling in ring, their class status indexed
by their (then) fashionable Conejo Blas brand shoes 182
Lucha libre emphasizes agility over size 193
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