Fifth Column

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Oct 28 16:01:26 UTC 2002

On Mon, 28 Oct 2002, James A. Landau wrote:

> >  (including stacks of today's undergrads) who not only don't remember
> >  Howard Cossell but draw blanks on "thriller in Manila" or "Cassius Clay"

Does anyone know whether "thriller in Manila" was coined by Ali himself or
was a slogan cooked up by promoters?

Fred Shapiro

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