Rudy Dusek's New York City Booking Office was at 1650 Broadway. In the Jack Pfefer
Collection at Notre Dame, there was correspondence to an office in suite 808 at 1650
Broadway in 1941 to a man named "Mitch," in quotations. The business was called,
"Eastern Sports Enterprises." This individual, "Mitch," is likely Rudy Dusek, a moniker to
keep Dusek's interest in a promotional enterprise quiet since he was still actively
The Associated Press (4/13/44, Philadelphia Evening Bulletin) reported that Mrs. Anton
Hason passed away in Omaha at the age of 73 on April 12. She was the mother of the
Dusek Brothers. The next day, Rudy left on a plane for Omaha.
Marty Berg in an undated issue of Sports-Week wrote an article lambasting Rudy Dusek
and the latter's work as a promoter, matchmaker, manager, and wrestler. He quoted the
Rule and Regulations and the Laws Regulating Boxing and Wrestling Matches in New
York State that stated that no one could be a promoter and a manager and no one
holding a license as a manager could be a promoter. Berg continued by saying that by
his being a wrestler only compounded the problem, and that when a wrestler applied for a
license in New York State, he had to swear that he was not also a promoter, manager, or
matchmaker. "Dusek has a better than casual interest in nearly every club operating in
the five burroughs of New York City," Berg wrote. "He personally books and promotes
the shows, for instance, at Sunnyside Garden in Long Island City, the Park Arena in the
Bronx, and the Broadway Arena in Brooklyn."
Dusek was a "first class violator of the rules," Berg wrote, "and should be behind bars."
Berg wanted New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey to investigate the situation. It is
suspected that this article was written around 1946.
Research by Tim Hornbaker, J Michael Kenyon
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