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08/05/2011

A popular sport rolls into town on Saturday

Chris Miksanek - The Med City Movie Guy -- 'Kansas City Bomber' starring Raquel Welch Roller Derby comes to town Saturday in the "Med City Massacre." It's an interesting sport that goes back before the 50's though it saw its apex in the 70's with the weekly exploits of the L.A. Thunderbirds and athletes like Ralphie Valladeres and Ann Calvello. The 1972 film "Kansas City Bomber," which starred Raquel Welch, captured this popularity. A short-lived 1978 sitcom ('The Roller Girls') followed. The sport fell off the radar until a recent resurgence exemplified the empowerment, rather than the exploitation, of the women athletes captured in the 2009 Ellen Page film, "Whip It," Drew Barrymore's directorial debut, For more information on Saturday's Med City Massacre, click here.

-- Chris Miksanek
-- The Med City Movie Guy