I was searching through some newspapers online for information on a cousin ... family history stuff ... and Lo & Behold! I found one of Shirlie's wrestling photos in a New Mexico newspaper in 1949! This is a photograph of Sandor Szabo applying his famous "front suplex drop" on a helpless Lee Henning. OUCH! This body press move was his patented maneuver.
Sandor Szabo was one of the wrestlers we used to root for back in the 1950s. One of the "good" guys! This photo is not credited to Shirlie, but it is one of hers ... for sure. It was carried in the Deming Headlight from Deming, NM, August 26th 1949.
These are some other photos of Szabo ... and Henning too. All of these are from Shirlie's archives (now in a private collection).
|Sandor Szabo wearing his Championship Belt|
|Sandor Szabo and Ronnie Etchison ... West Coast Tag Team Champs|
|Henning saying "Enough" as Szabo has him in a choke hold|
|Szabo taking advantage|
|Szabo on top|
|Lee Henning ... always the culprit|