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Dec. 23, 1951: Coach Joe Stydahar and members of the Los Angeles Rams celebrate winning the NFL Championship Game over the Cleveland Browns, 24-17, at the Coliseum. This photo was published Dec. 24, 1951, in the Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Art Rogers / Los Angeles Times

Ex-UCLA Bruins Woody Strode, left, and Kenny Washington, right, listen to Los Angeles Rams coach Adam Walsh in publicity photo taken at the Memorial Coliseum. This photo was published in the Sep. 7, 1946 Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Phil Bath / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 4, 1947: When the Los Angeles Rams reported for practice, Coach Bob Snyder had this unofficial "varsity" lineup for photographers. Front row, from left: Steve Pritko, Gil Bouley, Milan Lazetich, Fred Naumetz, Les Lear, Eberle Schultz and Jim Benton. Back row: Jack Wilson, Pat West, Bob Waterfield and Fred Gehrke. This photo was published in the Aug. 5, 1947, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Phil Bath / Los Angeles Times

Oct. 3, 1948: The Los Angeles Rams' Bob Waterfield kicks an extra point in the final seconds to tie the score, 28-28, in a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. This photo was published in the Oct. 4, 1948, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Phil Bath / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 5, 1948: Los Angeles Rams halfback Glenn Davis, hurdles teammate Jack Banta at Loyola College camp. This photo was published in the Aug. 6, 1948 Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Art Rogers / Los Angeles Times

New members of the Los Angeles Rams 1948 squad. From front to back: Jim Corn, rh; Jim Youel, qb; Bob DeFruiter, rh; Bruce Smith, lh; and Don Currivan, re. All but Youel show up on 1948 roster. Youel was traded mid-season to Rams but was then sent to Washington Redskins. Smith won the Heisman Trophy in 1941.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

Aug. 14, 1949: Los Angeles Rams quarterback Bob Waterfield, right, flips ball to halfback Vitamin T. Smith (50) in pre-season publicity photo. This photo was published in the Aug. 25, 1949 Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Phil Bath / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 14, 1949: Los Angeles Rams Dick Huffman, left, (20); and Tom Fears, (55) in preseason photo for the 1949 season. Huffman was a returning all-pro tackle. Fears, was the leading NFL pass receiver in the 1948 season. This photo was published in the Aug. 17, 1949 Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Phil Bath / Los Angeles Times

Members of the 1949 Los Angeles Rams cool off after an August practice. From left: George Teufel, Vitamin T. Smith, Tommy Kalmanir and Willie Steele. This photo was published in the Aug. 20, 1949 Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

July 27, 1949: In a posed photo, Los Angeles Ram rookie fullback Tank Younger takes handoff from quarterback Jim Hardy as center Jack Martin puts up a block. This photo was published in the July 30, 1949 Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Phil Bath / Los Angeles Times

March 9, 1950: The 1950 Los Angeles Rams coaches. From left: Eddie Kotal,chief scout; Red Hickey, end coach; Mel Hein, line coach; Joe Stydahar, head coach; and Hamp Pool, backfield coach. This photo was published in the April 12, 1950 Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Humphreys / Los Angeles Times

July 18, 1950: Los Angeles Rams halfbacks Vitamin Smith, left, and Tommy Kalmanir hold 260-pound left tackle Dick Huffman upside down for a publicity photo taken during preseason camp. This photo was later published in the Nov. 4, 1950, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Art Rogers / Los Angeles Times

Dec. 21 1950: Members of the the Los Angeles Rams give out victory sign as they board plane for Cleveland and title game with the Browns. Front row (Left to right) are Jack Finlay, Hamton Pool, Glenn Davis, Bob Reinhard, Ed Champagne, Norm Van Brocklin, V T. Smith, Jack Zilly. At top left (reading down), Fred Naumetz, Joe Stydahar, Mel Hein. These were the only names identified in original caption. Team flew on a United Air Lines DC-6. The Rams lost the Dec. 24, 1950 Championship game 30-28.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Phil Bath / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 21, 1952: Halftime entertainment at the eighth annual Times charity game was provided by Spike Jones, left, Marilyn Monroe and Ken Murray. The defending champion Rams beat the Washington Redskins, 45-23.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

July 21, 1953: Los Angeles Rams tackles from left, Len Teeuws, 240 pounds; Charley Toogood, 230; Jime Winkler, 260, and Tom Dahms, 240. This photo was published in the Aug. 26, 1953 Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Larry Sharkey / Los Angeles Times

Dec. 11, 1955: Los Angeles Rams rookie Coach Sid Gillman is hoisted on the shoulders of Gene Lipscomb, left, and Don Paul, center, and clasps hands with Charley Toogood following an end-of-the-season 31-17 win over the Green Bay Packers. The victory gave the Rams the NFL Western Division crown.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Phil Bath / Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Rams defensive backs, who lead league with 16 interceptions and at present rate can break NFL mark of 42. Players hold cards indicating the number of inceptions: Will Sherman, 7; Don Burroughs, 4; Jim Cason, 3; and Les Richter, 2. At lower left, holding “equals” sign, is Eddie Hughes, and holding total, 16, is Hall Haynes. This photo was published in the Oct. 21, 1955 Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

December 1958: Los Angeles Rams halfback Jon Arnett runs through a tunnel formed by the Ramettes. This photo was published in the Dec. 10, 1958, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Olender / Los Angeles Times

July 1956: Some of the larger Los Angeles Rams, in training at Redlands, have some fun with Coach Sid Gillman's small sports car. This photo was published in the Aug. 1, 1956.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bruce Cox / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 11, 1957: Back from All-Star game in Chicago are Los Angeles Rams rookies from left: Paige Cothren of Mississippi, Del Shofner of Baylor, George Strugar of Washington, Jack Pardee of Texas A&M and Jon Arnett of USC. On ground is Lamar Lundy of Purdue, who is awaiting arrival of his uniform and size 16 shoes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Art Rogers / Los Angeles Times

July 25, 1959: Los Angeles Rams quarterbacks Frank Ryan, left, and Bill Wade. This photo was published in the Aug. 19, 1959 Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

July 25, 1959: Los Angeles Rams rookie linebacker Clancy Osborne, from Arizona St., makes like he’s lowering boom on teammate Joe Marconi. This photo was published in the Aug. 29, 1958 Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

Oct. 25, 1959: Los Angeles Rams in action against the Detroit Lions. On fourth down on the one-yard line, The Detriot Lions stop Rams fullback Joe Marconi for no gain. The Lions won 17-7. Players from left: Bill Wade, Joe Marconi, Gil Mains, Jon Arnett, Joe Schmidt and Gary Lowe. This photo was published in the Oct. 26, 1959 Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Art Rogers / Los Angeles Times

Dec. 11, 1960: Andy Nelson of the Colts leaps over the Rams' Jim Phillips (82) and grabs Tommy Wilson's nose guard, twisting Wilson's head back. The play gained six yards in the first quarter of a Rams 10-3 victory.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Olender / Los Angeles Times

Dec. 3, 1967: Los Angeles Rams running back Les Josephson, no.34, in action against the Atlanta Falcons. Rams won 20-3.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Larry Sharkey / Los Angeles Times

July 20, 1961: “Crazy Legs,” better known as Elroy Hirsch, general manager of the Los Angeles Rams, dazzles defensive backs with a flash of oldtime form during camera day at Rams training camp at Redlands University. Trying to tackle the boss are, from left: Lindon Crow, Charle Britt, Clendon Thomas, Ed Meador and Vernon Valdes. This photo was published in the July 21, 1961 Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Larry Sharkey / Los Angeles Times

July 15, 1964: Los Angeles Rams halfback Dick Bass, bottom, as 1000 pounds of teammates pile on. From top are Lamar Lundy (85), Dave Jones, Rosie Grier and Merlon Olsen. This photo was published in the July 19, 1964 Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Art Rogers / Los Angeles Times

Nov. 11, 1964: When Rams coach Harland Svare told his defensive linemen to take a few laps they did it the easy way. From top to bottom: David Jones, Merlin Olsen, Lamar Lundy and Rosey Grier. This photo was published in the Dec. 12, 1964 Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Cal Montney / Los Angeles Times

August, 1970: Members of the Los Angeles Rams front four get legs in shape by pedaling around track at team’s Cal State Fullerton training camp. From let: Coy Bacon, Diron Talbert, Deacon Jones and Merlin Olsen. This photo was published in the Aug. 11, 1970 Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bill Varie / Los Angeles Times

July 9, 1973: The fence surrounding the Los Angeles Rams training camp at Cal State Fullerton is a popular gathering place for kids of all ages. This photo was published in the July 10, 1973, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Art Rogers / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

Dec. 26, 1977: Loyal Rams fans endure a downpour at the Coliseum as the team loses 14-7 to the Minnesota Vikings. This photo was published in the Dec. 27, 1977, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joe Kennedy / Los Angeles Times

Dec. 26, 1977: Los Angeles Rams defensive end Jack Youngblood walks the sidelines after the Minnesota Vikings scored a fourth-quarter touchdown to take a 14-0 lead in an NFL playoff game. The Vikings went on to win, 14-7.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Mally / Los Angeles Times

Sept. 25, 1977: Comedian Jonathan Winters is seen in the crowd at a Rams game with the Philadelphia Eagles. Winters is a loyal Rams booster. This photo was published in the Sept. 28, 1977, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Art Rogers / Los Angeles Times

Nov. 5, 1975: Members of the Los Angeles Rams take time out from practice for their upcoming game against the San Francisco 49ers to rehearse a dance for the Champions vs. Multiple Sclerosis dinner at the Century Plaza. From left are linemen Bob Klein, Merlin Olsen, Larry Brooks, Tom Mack, Bill Nelson and Jack Youngblood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Lachman / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

Nov. 19, 1975: The Los Angeles Rams Corps de Ballet, victorious in its debut performance at Wednesday night’s Multiple Sclerosis Society Benefit dinner, carries masters of ceremonies Bob Hope off the stage. The tu-tu-clad players, who have rehearsed vigorously on the Coliseum playing field, are from left: Bill Nelson, Bob Klein, Jack Youngblood, Fred Dryer, Tom Mack. The “Champions vs MS” fund-raider held at the Century Plaza Hotel also featured the Los Angeles Dodger Chorale in concert. This caption and photo appeared in the Nov. 21, 1975 Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lou Mack / Los Angeles Times

Dec. 18, 1978: Los Angeles Rams reserve center Dan Ryczek shows up for pratice with a cone used to direct traffic. This photo was published in the Dec. 27, 1978 Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eli Reichman / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Hayt / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Hayt / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joe Kennedy / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joe Kennedy / Los Angeles Times

Sep. 17, 1978: Cullen Bryan of Rams, hurdling the line, is stopped by Charlie Waters of the Cowboys after a 4-yard gain. Rams won 27-14. This photo appeared in the Sep. 18, 1978 Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eli Reichman / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joe Kennedy / Los Angeles Times

Oct. 28, 1979: Los Angeles Rams offensive lineman Jackie Slater markes unorthodox tackle as he brings down New York Giants linebacker Brian Kelley. Kelley had intercepted a Pat Haden pass that bounced out of the hands of Rams receiver Preston Dennard. Rams lost 20-14. This photo was published in the Oct. 29, 1979 Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Hayt / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Hayt / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Meyer / Los Angeles Times

Jan. 20, 1980: Fans of the Los Angeles Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers trade cheers and beers outside the Rose Bowl before Super Bowl XIV. The pre-game tailgate parties were limited as 8,000 parking spaces were closed because of recent rains.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times

Jan. 20, 1980: During Super Bowl XIV, Lynn Swann catches a 47-yard touchdown pass from Terry Bradshaw, giving the Steelers a 17-13 lead in the third quarter. Defending are the Rams' Pat Thomas, left, and Nolan Cromwell. This image was The Times' Page 1 lead art the day after the game.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Boris Yaro / Los Angeles Times

Jan. 20, 1980: In Super Bowl XIV, the Rams' Wendell Tyler breaks loose for a 39-yard run in the first quarter. The Steelers' Donnie Shell (right, being blocked by Billy Waddy) caught up with Tyler at the 14-yard line. The run led to the Rams' first touchdown. Behind Tyler is Kent Hill (72).

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Larry Sharkey / Los Angeles Times

Jan. 20, 1980: In Super Bowl XIV, Rams quarterback Vince Ferragamo hands off to Cullen Bryant as Dennis Harrah blocks Pittsburgh's Joe Greene.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Martha Hartnett / Los Angeles Times

Jan. 20, 1980: In Super Bowl XIV, Steelers defensive back J.T. Thomas wrestles Wendell Tyler to the turf, stopping the Rams' running back after a short gain in the second quarter.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: George Rose / Los Angeles Times

Jan. 20, 1980: In Super Bowl XIV, Rams tight ends Charle Young (86) and Terry Nelson (83) signal a touchdown after Cullen Bryant's one-yard scoring run in the first quarter.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: George Rose / Los Angeles Times

Sept. 21, 1982: Rams owner Georgia Frontiere holds a news conference in an empty Rams locker room, explaining her position on the NFL players' strike. No games were played until the strike ended Nov. 16, 1982.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joe Kennedy / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 11, 1980: The Rams trot onto the field for first game at Anaheim Stadium after move from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Rams lost 35-31 to the New England Patriots. This photo was published in the Aug. 12, 1980 Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joe Kennedy / Los Angeles Times

Oct. 6, 1985: Running back Eric DIckerson is greeted by fans after the Los Angeles Rams beat the Minnesota Vikings 13-10 at Anaheim Stadium. This photo was published in the Oct. 7, 1985 Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Ambrose / Los Angeles Times

Dec. 11, 1988: Los Angeles Rams LeRoy Irvin (47), and Doug Reed (92), celebrate after a defensive play in Rams 22-7 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. This photo was published in the Dec. 13, 1988 Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Muronaka / Los Angeles Times

Oct. 16, 1994: From left, Giants Mike Fox, Erik Howard, and Michael Strahan try to stop Rams running back Jerome Bettis in the fourth quarter Sunday afternoon at Anaheim Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Fitzgerald / Los Angeles Times

Dec. 24, 1994: Everyone knew the Rams were leaving, so only 25,705 showed up for their final game at Anaheim Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander Gallardo / Los Angeles Times

Dec. 24, 1994: Season ticket holder Art Valenzuela of Rowland Hights issues a plea.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander Gallardo / Los Angeles Times

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Here’s a collection of Los Angeles Times photos of the Los Angeles Rams from 1946 to  1994 – when the team relocated to St. Louis.

The Rams franchise began in 1936 as the Cleveland Rams. The team relocated to Los Angeles for the 1946 season. After years of playing in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the Rams moved to Anaheim Stadium in 1979.

After the 1994 season, the Rams moved to St. Louis.

In 2016, the Rams returned to Los Angeles.

The Rams won NFL championships in three cities: 1945 in Cleveland, 1951 in Los Angeles and 1999 in St. Louis.

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