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Hanging up her skates: Judy Gloom’s last jam

Time photographer Robert Gauthier captures the last match of LA Derby Dolls skater Judy Gloom, librarian by day, roller derby diva by night. She’s one of those jammers that flings herself through the scrum about 20 times a night. Hell on wheels, this little Glendale librarian.

Gloom, alter ego of the bookish Meghan Gaynor, was retiring last Saturday, after seven years with the Derby Dolls, to pursue sanity and preserve her mostly intact skeletal structure. Gloom/Gaynor is proud that in those seven years, she has never had to have surgery and that she has lasted twice as long as most skaters. Read Chris Erskine’s story.

2 Comments

  1. November 18, 2010, 8:59 am

  2. November 18, 2010, 10:59 am

    Librarians rules!

    By: solmari@gmail.com

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