Jeanie Buss recently flipped through a photo album that belonged to her father, the late Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss. On the hunt for pictures that could appear in a documentary she is helping produce about the Showtime-era Lakers, she paused on a page of photos from her childhood.
There in a star-spangled leotard and knee-high red boots was Wonder Woman, the hero of millions of 20th century girls – including Jeanie Buss.
Here, Wonder Woman was scaling a fence. And here Wonder Woman rode a plastic horse. The action figure Jerry Buss gave his first daughter performed various acts of backyard heroism, all carefully assembled and photographed by a 10-year-old Jeanie.