Remembering Detroit s Olympia Stadium

Remembering Detroit s Olympia Stadium

This volume also features the people behind the scenes who made the popcorn, cleaned the ice, sold drinks and food; took your tickets; saw you to your seats.

Author: Robert Wimmer

Publisher: Arcadia Library Editions

ISBN: 1531613179

Category: History

Page: 130

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For over a half century Olympia Stadium was THE entertainment venue in Detroit. Almost every major sports and entertainment event was played there. The major tenant was the Detroit Red Wings. Most of the major touring ice shows also skated at the Olympia; great entertainers such as Elvis, the Beatles, KISS, Isaac Hayes, Alice Cooper, Lawrence Welk, John Denver, the Lone Ranger, and the Globetrotters stopped by to perform. In Remembering Detroit's Olympia Stadium, the author leads the reader on a fascinating journey, through the use of over 200 historic photographs, allowing us a glimpse into that building on Grand River and McGraw that was a second home to many. This volume also features the people behind the scenes who made the popcorn, cleaned the ice, sold drinks and food; took your tickets; saw you to your seats. The media, which reported the events on radio, TV, and in the newspapers, and the Red Wing Alumni who have been skating for over 40 years in old timers games rising money for charities, are all part of this celebration of Detroit's history.
Categories: History

Remembering Detroit s Olympia Stadium

Remembering Detroit s Olympia Stadium

Thus , Remembering Detroit's Olympia Stadium was born . Thanks to modern technology and the Internet , I was able to find some of the employees ...

Author: Robert Wimmer

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738519464

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 371

For over a half century Olympia Stadium was THE entertainment venue in Detroit. Almost every major sports and entertainment event was played there. The major tenant was the Detroit Red Wings. Most of the major touring ice shows also skated at the Olympia; great entertainers such as Elvis, the Beatles, KISS, Isaac Hayes, Alice Cooper, Lawrence Welk, John Denver, the Lone Ranger, and the Globetrotters stopped by to perform. In Remembering Detroit's Olympia Stadium, the author leads the reader on a fascinating journey, through the use of over 200 historic photographs, allowing us a glimpse into that building on Grand River and McGraw that was a second home to many. This volume also features the people behind the scenes who made the popcorn, cleaned the ice, sold drinks and food; took your tickets; saw you to your seats. The media, which reported the events on radio, TV, and in the newspapers, and the Red Wing Alumni who have been skating for over 40 years in old timers games rising money for charities, are all part of this celebration of Detroit's history.
Categories: History

Detroit s Olympia Stadium

Detroit s Olympia Stadium

INTRODUCTION Who could ever forget growing up in the Detroit area and fighting the winter cold and snow , walking into the Olympia Stadium from the parking ...

Author: Robert Wimmer

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738507873

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 313

Also known as the Old Red Barn, Olympia Stadium was the largest rink in the United States when it opened in Detroit on October 22,1927. Robert Wimmer has compiled over 200 historic photographs and detailed captions for this new book, that follows the life of a sporting and entertainment landmark in the Motor City until its demolition in 1986. For over half a century, the Olympia Stadium hosted many of the top shows and stars coming through Detroit. The historic landmark filled its seats for the multitude of sporting events in Michigan, including championship boxing, wrestling, and lacrosse, and was also the home of the Detroit Redwings and the Pistons. Although there are many anonymous people pictured here who contributed to the history of the stadium, readers will recognize the more familiar faces and acts of Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Roy Rogers Rodeo, Dick the Bruiser, and many others.
Categories: History

Tiger Stadium

Tiger Stadium

Robert Wimmer, Detroit's Olympia Stadium (Chicago: Arcadia, 2000) and Robert Wimmer, Remembering Detroit's Olympia Stadium (Chicago: Arcadia, 2001). 19.

Author: Michael Betzold

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786464487

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

View: 706

"The editors of this text do an excellent job of tracing the nearly 100-year history of Tiger Stadium... The book's chief strength is the stories and memories from countless Detroit Tiger fans, workers, announcers, and players.... a richly informative and entertaining resource...recommended"—Choice "Sure to be a winner...edited by five renowned baseball historians...will prove a feast for the soul for Tigers fans, full of memories, anecdotes, perspectives, photos, architectural diagrams, and forgotten history. This is Detroit's must-have baseball book...a book to savor, sip by delicious sip, like an ice-cold beer, with enough stories and essays to last you through the long, hot summer. All the editors and writers did a wonderful job, adding another volume to what has been a great series by McFarland."—Detroit Athletic Built in 1911, Detroit's Tiger Stadium provided unmatched access for generations of baseball fans. Based on a classic grandstand design, its development through the 20th century reflected the booming industrial city around it. Emphasizing utility over adornment and offering more fans affordable seats near the field, it was in every sense a working class ballpark that made the game the central focus. Drawing on the perspectives of historians, architects, fans and players, the author describes how Tiger Stadium grew, adapted and thrived, and how it was demolished in 2008—a casualty of racism and corporate welfare. Chronological diagrams illustrate the evolution of the playing field. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'}
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Remembering Hudson s

Remembering Hudson s

The Grand Dame of Detroit Retailing Michael Hauser, Marianne Weldon ... from Masonic Temple events to Olympia Stadium specials ... we've tickets for every ...

Author: Michael Hauser

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738583669

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 987

The J. L. Hudson Company redefined the way Detroiters shopped and enjoyed leisure time. Many Detroiters share memories of times spent shopping and enjoying spectacular events sponsored by Hudson's. A solid and lofty icon built by businesspeople who believed in their passion, Hudson's defined Detroit's downtown, creating trends and traditions in consumer culture that still resonate with us today. Now and in the future, as Hudson's boxes, shopping bags, and artifacts are discovered in closets, attics, basements, and flea markets, many will remember that it was once as solid a civic fixture as the City-County Building or the Detroit Public Library.
Categories: History

Detroit Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings

But soon Bergman would be the centerpiece of a strange episode that forever would be remembered by Olympia Stadium fans. Just past the twominute mark, ...

Author: Fischler Stan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781683581598

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

View: 204

One of the National Hockey League’s “Original Six,” few teams in professional hockey have enjoyed more success than the Detroit Red Wings. In this newly revised edition, Stan “the Hockey Maven” Fischler profiles more than fifty of the greatest characters from this unforgettable franchise. Fans can read about everyone from the legendary Gordie Howe (who was almost killed by a body-check that fractured his skull before he went on to become known as “Mr. Hockey”) to Nicklas Lindström (who became the first European to win the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2002). With a deft pen, Fischler describes the Red Wings' greatest accomplishments from his front-row seat in the press box. Beyond the stats and facts, this veteran sportswriter brings fans off the ice and into the locker room to share a treasure trove of stories and anecdotes from this legendary franchise. Within these pages, fans will taste the adrenaline as the Red Wings rack up eleven Stanley Cup Championships and cheer with the crowd as Pete and Jerry Cusimano toss the first “good luck” octopus onto the ice. Without a doubt, Detroit Red Wings: Greatest Moments and Players is a must-have for any Red Wings fan.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Great Lakes and Midwest Catalog

Great Lakes and Midwest Catalog

Author: Partners Book Distributing

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015071443116

Category: Booksellers' catalogs

Page:

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Categories: Booksellers' catalogs

November 22 1963 Ordinary and Extraordinary People Recall Their Reactions When They Heard the News

November 22  1963  Ordinary and Extraordinary People Recall Their Reactions When They Heard the News

... was assassinated, I recall entering my car to head hone alter our daily hockey practice in the Olympia Stadium in Detroit, as a member of the Red Kings.

Author: Laura Hansen

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781250037473

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 367

An extensive collection of intimate accounts from average citizens and celebrities alike, reflecting on John F. Kennedy's assassination for the fiftieth commemoration of the tragic event November 22, 1963 -- any American alive that day can pinpoint exactly where they were when they heard that President John F. Kennedy had been shot. Jodie Hansen, as shocked and horrified as the rest of the nation, channeled her grief into a fascinating project. From 1978 to 1983 she sent thousands of queries asking both famous and ordinary citizens for their memories of those dark, confusing days. She and daughter Laura Hansen have collected the responses she received into a stunning and poignant time capsule: November 22, 1963. With dozens of unique and notable voices, November 22, 1963 offer a rare narrative of John F. Kennedy's assassination and its impact on America and the world. Assembled fifteen years after the event, Hansen was shocked by the outpouring of responses she received. Hollywood stars Bob Hope and Mary Tyler Moore wrote back, as did Arthur Miller, Julia Child, Indira Gandhi, Princess Grace of Monaco, George and Barbara Bush, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Michael Crichton, and even the deranged Charles Manson. Their stories weave together the personal and the political, the ordinary and the extraordinary for a rich and unforgettable portrayal of a nation's shared tragedy. November 22, 1963 provides a kaleidoscopic portrait of this defining moment that reaches across generations.
Categories: History

Legends of the Detroit Red Wings

Legends of the Detroit Red Wings

Later, he remembered and he was going to go back and kill him again. ... We didn't get scored on at Olympia Stadium in the entire playoffs! Detroit ...

Author: Richard Kincaide

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781613216194

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 482

Kincaide brings to life what was at once the most glorious and the most tumultuous time in Detroit hockey history, the Original Six era. Red Wings stars interviewed for Legends of the Detroit Red Wings won 35 Stanley Cups between them. These are stories told by the biggest names in hockey both in Detroit and across Canada from the mid-1940s into the late 1960s. Legends like Gordie Howe, Alex Delvecchio, Bill Gadsby, and Red Kelly, as well as other stars from the National Hockey League from 50 years ago and longer, share their stories as they saw them—as they lived them. A few things readers will discover include who Red Wings legend and Hockey Hall of Famer Ted Lindsay thinks is the greatest Red Wing of all time and how trades by iron-fisted Detroit general manager Jack Adams ruined a team many players felt should have won a half-dozen more Stanley Cups. Legends of the Detroit Red Wings is hockey history in the truest sense of the term.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Knight Moves

Knight Moves

I recall our band was well-received and most of those attending stayed until ... called “A Day of Peace” which was to be held at Detroit's Olympia Stadium.

Author: K J Knight

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781698700106

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 202

View: 968

Knight Moves: The K J Knight Story recounts the fascinating tale of a miscreant young rock drummer growing up in the Motor City during the 1960s and 70s—a dynamic and defining period in rock and roll history. This is also the story of a teenage boy whose world is ripped apart and whose destiny is sealed through his father’s infidelity and the resulting dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As his home life crumbles, young K J immerses himself in his music. And against the backdrop of the madness of the music industry, this aspiring musician nomadically roams from one band to the next in search of a place in the rock-and-roll world. In this no-holds-barred account, author K J Knight describes his life and career, detailing his relentless acts of juvenile delinquency and his impact on the capricious nature of the music scene from Detroit to LA and back with many points in between. This candid, behind-the-scenes memoir could only have been written by a music insider, overflowing as it is with insight into America’s burgeoning rock culture. Knight chronicles his epic highs and shattering lows playing in countless bands. Eventually landing an envious gig with The Amboy Dukes and infamous guitar great Ted Nugent, K J gets a taste of the mythical life of a rock star, including rubbing shoulders with Motor City icons Bob Seger, Alice Cooper, and Iggy Pop. Knight’s passion for both his music and his family provide the emotional core for this searing autobiography, Knight Moves: The K J Knight Story.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Gimme a Break

Gimme a Break

I get off the plane , rent a car , start driving to Olympia Stadium , and turn on the
radio . “ Snow warning ! ... I get to the Detroit Olympia at 6 o'clock and go inside .
Game's ... When you rent a car , who remembers to look at the color or the make
?

Author: Warner Wolf

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: PSU:000012224425

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 186

View: 782

Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Beatles In America 1964

The Beatles In America 1964

“The Way It Was – Olympia Stadium,” Hour Detroit, September 4, ... “Remembering The Beatles' Visit To Pittsburgh In 1964,” KDKA, February 7, ...

Author: Jason Richards

Publisher: Wheelhouse Publishers, LLC

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

View: 900

A Fun and Fascinating Look at When The Beatles Came to America. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah! “I think one of the cheekiest things we ever did was to say to Brian Epstein, ‘We’re not going to America until we’ve got a Number One record.’” – Paul McCartney On February 7, 1964, Pan Am Yankee Clipper flight 101 from London landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City—and The Beatles had arrived in America. Just six days earlier, ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ had become the Number 1 song in the country, having already sold more than a million copies nationwide. Two days later a record-breaking 73 million Americans tuned in to watch The Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show. The Fab Four would follow that up by electrifying a crowd in Washington, DC with their first concert in the United States. Beatlemania truly had arrived, and it would only get bigger. In August 1964, The Beatles would make a triumphant return for their first North American concert tour. In just 33 days, The Beatles would sell an unprecedented number of tickets, earn more than any musical performers had before them, and establish their place in music history. THE BEATLES In America 1964 is a magical mystery tour filled with fascinating stories, first-hand accounts, and in-depth coverage of John, Paul, George, and Ringo throughout their 1964 visits to America. Take a step back through the mists of time and experience The Beatles in America like you never have before.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Crowley s

Crowley s

... it's nostalgic to remember the names and places of my Detroit. So many things crowd the memory of it: the lost Tiger Stadium; longgone Olympia, ...

Author: Bruce Allen Kopytek

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625857583

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 119

Operating in the shadow of the enormous J.L. Hudson Co., Crowley’s earned Detroit’s trade with fine merchandise and good service, all in an atmosphere that made it the Motor City’s “friendly” department store. Generations of customers still hold Crowley’s close in their memories, fondly recalling the store’s ancient wooden escalators, fashionable merchandise and special events like “Breakfast with Santa.” Wander back in time with historian Bruce Allen Kopytek through the venerable old store and its suburban branches to discover all the things that made Crowley’s such a special retail destination.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Ride of a Lifetime

The Ride of a Lifetime

remembered it. ... He and Karras had wrestled at Olympia Stadium in Detroit and the Promoter had Karras win because of his popularity in Detroit from having ...

Author: Leon David Bess

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595525102

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

View: 142

Candid forthright graphic at times a bit outrageous; whatever else may be said of Mr. Bess: "His place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat." -Theodore Roosevelt, "Man in the Arena" "Leon is the kid from the rough neighborhoods of Detroit who on his sheer smarts and gumption became extremely successful and never grew a big head." -Gary Fry, former law partner at EK&J "When Leon comes down to Cochise County, he doesn't act like those other Phoenix lawyers." -Wallace Riley, former Cochise County Superior Court Judge "When they made Leon, they definitely threw away the mold." -David Wm. West, former law partner at EK&J
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Game I ll Never Forget

The Game I ll Never Forget

APRIL 23, 1950 OLYMPIA STADIUM, DETROIT DETROIT 4, NEW YORK
RANGERS 3 (ZOT) FIRST PERIOD 1. ... Gualies: NYR Rayner; DET Lumley
Referee: Bill Chadwick Linesmen: Hugh McLean, George Hayes even to recall
the details of ...

Author: Chris McDonell

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 1552976041

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 866

One hundred stars of the National Hockey League recall some of their most memorable games.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

New York Rangers

New York Rangers

Playing at Detroit's Olympia Stadium, Henry delivered a hat trick plus one against Sawchuk. ... The “Eel” remembered the event very vividly.

Author: Stan Fischler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781613218457

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 258

View: 849

An Original Six NHL member, the Broadway Blueshirts boast one of the most renowned histories in the last hundred years of North American professional hockey. With the New York Rangers returning to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in twenty years in the 2013–2014 season, their presence is more prominent than ever. In this newly updated edition of New York Rangers: Greatest Moments and Players, first published in 2007, hockey’s premier historian recounts all of the Rangers’ luminaries such as Andy Bathgate, Brian Leetch, and current goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, as well as their most telling moments on the ice. Throughout the years, Stan Fischler, a Manhattanite of almost half a century, has covered both the Blueshirts’ highs and lows. Regarded as the dean of American hockey journalists, he has been covering the sport for sixty years, and has been following the Rangers even longer. With over ninety books on hockey published to date, there is nobody better to narrate the history of one of hockey’s most celebrated clubs, the New York Rangers, than Stan Fischler. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

300 Pounds of Attitude

300 Pounds of Attitude

Boston Patriots center Jon Morris, recalling a game against Ladd, said: "It was dark. ... Their match drew about 16,000 to Detroit's Olympia Stadium.

Author: Jonathan Rand

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781461749820

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

View: 517

One fall night in TK, Steve Sabol of NFL Films answered the door to see his friend, Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Tim “Rosso” Rossovich, standing there literally on fire. After Sabol knocked Rossovich to the ground and put out the fire, Rosso stood up and (without missing a beat) said, “Sorry, I must have the wrong apartment.” Pro football has been filled with players like this—loose cannons, rebels and trash talkers. Some players are more likeable than others, and some might even be certifiably crazy...yet what perfectly sane athlete signs up to get belted around by 300-pound behemoths for three hours every Sunday? Why Dick Butkus claims his reputation for meanness—which includes biting a referee's finger—was blown way out of proportion How dumping Gatorade on a winning coach became a postseason tradition Who “He Hate Me” was, and exactly why “He” hated him. From sideline spats to touchdown celebrations to draft day tales, 300 Pounds of Attitude reveals the true stories of the most entertaining figures that have played the game of professional football. One fall night in TK, Steve Sabol of NFL Films answered the door to see his friend, Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Tim “Rosso” Rossovich, standing there literally on fire. After Sabol knocked Rossovich to the ground and put out the fire, Rosso stood up and (without missing a beat) said, “Sorry, I must have the wrong apartment.” Pro football has been filled with players like this—loose cannons, rebels and trash talkers. Some players are more likeable than others, and some might even be certifiably crazy...yet what perfectly sane athlete signs up to get belted around by 300-pound behemoths for three hours every Sunday? In 300 Pounds of Attitude, author Jonathan Rand takes us into the huddle, on the sidelines, and behind the scenes to reveal the most offbeat and hilarious stories from the NFL. Why Dick Butkus claims his reputation for meanness—which includes biting a referee's finger—was blown way out of proportion How dumping Gatorade on a winning coach became a postseason tradition Who “He Hate Me” was, and exactly why “He” hated him. From sideline spats to touchdown celebrations to draft day tales, 300 Pounds of Attitude reveals the true stories of the most entertaining figures that have played the game of professional football.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

A Rock and Roll Fantasy

A Rock and Roll Fantasy

Jethro Tull came to Detroit on Wednesday October 24, 1979 to play at the old hockey barn, the Olympia Stadium in Detroit. I went to the show with my friend ...

Author: G. S. Morrison

Publisher: Infinity Publishing

ISBN: 9780741431042

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

View: 212

From attending concerts as a teen to working backstage security at major Rock Concerts, this book is a ride through the Rock and Roll years from the 70's to the present.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Ford Wyoming Drive In

The Ford Wyoming Drive In

“I remember Harold saying it was difficult putting the gravel back in the ... on one of the hottest tickets in Detroit: the Beatles at Olympia Stadium.

Author: Karen Dybis

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625850805

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 308

Shortly after World War II, three Dearborn brothers bought a vacant parcel to build a drive-in theater. Local groups opposed them, fearing such a place would elicit "immoral behavior." But the Clark family persevered to see its movie palace become a Metro Detroit mainstay, hosting celebrities, rock stars and a never-ending line of families with kids in footie pajamas. A handshake transferred ownership to movie magnate Charles Shafer and his business partner, Bill Clark, who expanded the theater to a massive nine screens. But blockbusters and hordes of teens couldn't mitigate the effects of Detroit's decline, auto company bankruptcies and Michigan's economic malaise. Despite it all, the mighty Ford-Wyoming kept the movies showing, bringing a bit of Hollywood glamour to the gritty Motor City.
Categories: History

An American Band

An American Band

Farner remembers that , “ There were a lot of political things going on then and ... as the opening group for Led Zeppelin at Detroit's Olympia Stadium .

Author: Billy James

Publisher: SAF Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 0946719268

Category: Music

Page: 192

View: 733

“Biographer Billy James managed to interview all band members and makes no bones about where his loyalties lay. To be honest, his pro-Funk enthusiasm makes for a compelling read. There are some great anecdotes.”—Record Mart & Buyer “Break out the soda-pop wine, the definitive Grand Funk Railroad history is here!”—Booklist
Categories: Music