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 Publishing

ISBN: 0738519464

Category: History

Page: 128

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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

Detroit s Olympia Stadium

Detroit s Olympia Stadium

... forget growing up in the Detroit area and fighting the winter cold and snow ,
walking into the Olympia Stadium from the ... Remember running up the 101
steps to the balcony to stake out a standing room space as soon as the doors
opened ?

Author: Robert Wimmer

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738507873

Category: History

Page: 128

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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

Essays and Memories of Detroit's Historic Ballpark, 1912-2009 Michael Betzold,,
John Davids, Bill Dow ... Robert Wimmer, Detroit's Olympia Stadium (Chicago:
Arcadia, 2000) and Robert Wimmer, Remembering Detroit's Olympia Stadium ...

Author: Michael Betzold,

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476631141

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 290

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Built in 1912, 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 than any other venue in sports, 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 authors describe how Tiger Stadium grew and adapted and then, despite the efforts of fans, was abandoned and destroyed. It is a story of corporate welfare, politics and indifference to history pitted against an enduring love of place. Chronological diagrams illustrate the evolution of the playing field.
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

Growing Up in the D

Growing Up in the D

This memoir looks through a nostalgic lens and captures some historic times in Detroit as remembered by Robert and Lillian Williams (my paternal grandparents), my parents, and me.

Author: Cynthia Williams

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1482742772

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 172

View: 356

A breathtaking story about the strength and longevity of love. The strong message that appears in the beginning and throughout the book is one strong adult influence in your life can truly enrich you. The back in time imagery says we are taking a trip with an historical angle and describes the joys of growing up in Detroit during the 1950s and 1960s, with its wonder and excitement, as seen through the eyes of an awe-struck child. In this personal memoir, Cynthia vividly describes how she faced the immense challenges of her youth, including a parent with mental illness, the strength and heroism that came from her grandfather and the many ways this impacted her life. This is her true story about courage, devotion and love.Deeply grateful for her grandfather and his determination to meet the challenges he faced on a daily basis, he was a reassuring presence everyday and the author could count on his unfailing love as his perserverance was tested time after time. This autobiography, was written as a tribute to my grandfather and to help readers understand the many emotional pressures of my youth. This book is a testament to the positive influence I received as a result of the my grandfather's love, determination, perserverance, resiliency and faith in a higher power.Judge's Commentary for the 22nd Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards:"Excellent cover image along with the sepia shades. Author excels in historical details, especially the ones that create a sense of reality in earlier years, from the listing of television shows she remembers. And when the book ventures into history itself, we get a multi-faceted, realistic view of those times along with the lesson. Author has put a lot of time an effort into the historical details, and the reader appreciates the timestamp as well as the little-known details of those times. Author has a great talent for creating a sense of place, which creates a terrific foundation for the interactions among the characters. Each setting comes alive through the authors use of sensory details. Well done.Excellent physical descriptions of characters, such as Lillian's beige dress and gold photo pin. Author does an excellent job of sharing the details of her mothers illness, and explains well without circling the topic out of pain or fear the impact that this relationship has on her adult life and ability to connect with and depend on others. The movements and actions by her grandfather convey the message that the love and support you need might not always come from the person you expect to deliver them, but the examples here show that great love can come from another relative or person. Chapter 10 pm starts off strong with Lincoln's quote and then gets stronger from there, a highlight of this book and smartly delivering at the end of the story.So happy to see "The Help" quote, since it occurred to me that this book has a lot in common with that bestseller, including historical flair, character details, the cringes, the elation at character strength."
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

History of Hockeytown

History of Hockeytown

THE RED BARN Olympia Stadium OUTPIA 19 976 BACK in TIME cutes quicke •
October 6 ... Built at a cost of $ 2.15 million , when the Olympia first opened its
doors , Detroit's NHL team wasn't even called the Red ... The fans were right on
top of the action , " remembered longtime Red Wings broadcaster Bruce Martyn .

Author: Bob Duff

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076002397771

Category: Hockey players

Page: 374

View: 111

Categories: Hockey players

The Sports Immortals

The Sports Immortals

Suddenly Kennedy stopped short and the Detroit star tumbled face - first into the
thick wooden sideboards . ... The only thing I remember , ” Howe explained later ,
“ is that Kennedy was coming down the left side and I was trying to ... The series
was deadlocked at two games apiece when he beat goalie Jacques Plante for
three goals as the Wings recorded a 5 – 1 triumph in Detroit ' s Olympia Stadium .

Author: Associated Press

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105005357004

Category: Sports

Page: 320

View: 495

Profiles fifty men and women who have influenced the development of modern sports.
Categories: Sports

Michigan History

Michigan History

remember the time | LO GIVE US THE BEATLES down on be a mature 13 ; none
of this silly , schoolgirl - crush insanity friend's hand , until we ended up ... Years
later , I would discover that , as a musical venue , Olympia Stadium was
acoustically unsound . ... The Beatles performed before a sold - out crowd at
Detroit's Olympia Stadium during their Beatle cards pinned to her clothing . first
American tour .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P011744159

Category: Michigan

Page:

View: 602

Categories: Michigan

The Way it was

The Way it was

If you recall the J.L. Hudson Thanksgiving Day Parade, visiting the Children's Zoo at Belle Isle, taking in a flick at downtown's Madison Theatre, scarfing down a hot-fudge sundae at Sanders, rocking out at the Grande Ballroom, or cheering ...

Author: George Bulanda

Publisher: Momentum Books LLC

ISBN: 1879094924

Category: Detroit (Mich.)

Page: 156

View: 335

If you recall the J.L. Hudson Thanksgiving Day Parade, visiting the Children's Zoo at Belle Isle, taking in a flick at downtown's Madison Theatre, scarfing down a hot-fudge sundae at Sanders, rocking out at the Grande Ballroom, or cheering on the Red Wings at Olympia Stadium, The Way It Was, Part 2 will elicit warm memories of Detroit's heyday. These vivid photos and evocative text will carry you back to a time when the city teemed with excitement.
Categories: Detroit (Mich.)

Proceedings of the Board of Education Detroit

Proceedings of the Board of Education  Detroit

Author: Detroit (Mich.). Board of Education

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015021764751

Category: Public schools

Page:

View: 842

Contains proceedings of annual, regular and special meetings.
Categories: Public schools

Detroit Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings

rguably the greatest singlen season team of all - time gathers around hockey ' s
ultimate prize at Olympia Stadium on April 15 , 1952 . ... The postwar version of
Jolly 1 Jack Adams was more Stalin than Santa , remembered Alex Delvecchio .

Author: Richard Bak

Publisher: Taylor Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015071259207

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 248

View: 485

The book hockey fans have long awaited! This is the first history of the Detroit Redwings, the only hockey franchise in the fabled "Original Six" never to have had a full-blown history written about it. At last, sports writer Richard Bak fills the gap. He weds an exciting narrative and statistical tables with more than 300 color and b&w photos stretching back to the team's origin in 1926.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The New Yorker

The New Yorker

They have not brightened by the remembered sights Olympia Stadium .
Unfortunately for made the Cup finals since 1950. They and smells and sounds of
a thousand Raleigh , the Detroit Red Wings also have not qualified for the Cup
playand ...

Author: Harold Wallace Ross

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556026833947

Category: Literature

Page:

View: 262

Categories: Literature

Whole Lotta Led Zeppelin

Whole Lotta Led Zeppelin

I went back and their turntables and parsed listened to [ Donovan's ] ' The riffs
from the backlists of Hurdy Gurdy Man , ' which Olympia Stadium , Detroit , MI ,
January 31 , 1975. Robert Matheu AOR bands , including ZepI remember
hearing as ...

Author: Jon Bream

Publisher:

ISBN: 1616731494

Category: Music

Page:

View: 615

They were the heaviest band ever, creating the blueprint for an entire musical genre and becoming a touchstone for an entire generation and their children. Now, to celebrate their fortieth anniversary and December 2007 reunion, here’s the first-ever complete illustrated history of Led Zeppelin. This all-star tribute to one of the biggest rock ’n’ roll bands of all time features many of today’s top American and English rock journalists from Rolling Stone, Creem, Billboard and more, as well as reflections on the band’s inspiration from some of rock’s top performers, including Aerosmith, Heart, the Minutemen, the Hold Steady, and others. An appendix features the complete discography. Glorious concert and behind-the-scenes photography from some of the top names in rock photography covers the band from their first 1968 show as Led Zeppelin through the 2007 reunion. Also included are more than 200 rare concert posters, backstage passes, tickets, LPs and singles, T-shirts, buttons, and more from the United States, UK, Canada, Germany, France, and Japan, all comprising a book as epic as the band it honors. Created from the ashes of the Yardbirds by guitarist and session wizard Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin featured virtuoso bass player John Paul Jones, gonzo drummer John Bonham, and Robert Plant, a vocalist like no other before him. The band singlehandedly defined what rock ’n’ roll could be, leaving in their wake a trail of tales as tall or as a real as we wanted them to be.
Categories: Music

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: 871

Categories: Sports & Recreation

100 Things Red Wings Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

100 Things Red Wings Fans Should Know   Do Before They Die

It was while playing in the MOHL, which played games at the Olympia, that
Turner was spotted by Detroit GM Jack Adams, who was impressed by his ... was
the whole team in Indianapolis,” former teammate Les Douglas remembered to
the National Post in 1998. ... was called up for a February 5, 1942, date at
Olympia Stadium against the Toronto Maple Leafs and played solidly in a 3–3
overtime tie, ...

Author: Kevin Allen

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 9781600787669

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 617

More than just an overview of highlights of a young Steve Yzerman or a remembrance of the team’s epic battles with the Colorado Avalanche in the 1990s, this complete guide to the Detroit Red Wings is a collection of every essential piece of Red Wings knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist. From knowing why throwing an octopus onto the ice is a good thing, naming every player who has seen his number retired, or knowing the best place to grab a bite in Detroit before the game, 100 Things Red Wings Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource for true fans of the Detroit Red Wings.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Joe Louis

Joe Louis

Sometimes he ' d invite me to his house for dinner , ” Joe remembered . ... he saw
attached to success , he marched through a half - dozen young men to become
Detroit ' s 1934 Golden Gloves lightheavyweight titleholder in the open class . ...
He eventually came around , but what I remember best is thinking , ' Holy God ! ...
On the cold evening of February 16 , they met at Olympia Stadium for the title .

Author: Richard Bak

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 030680879X

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 266

When Joe Louis (1914–1981) knocked out the German boxer Max Schmeling in 1938 in two minutes and four seconds, the entire nation—black and white—celebrated the "fight of the century" as a victory of the United States against the ominous tide of Nazism. Never had an African-American received such universal praise across racial lines. Heavyweight champion for a record twelve years from 1937 to 1949, Louis opened the doors for such future black athletes as Jackie Robinson, Sugar Ray Robinson, and Muhammad Ali.Joe Louis depicts the prizefighter's life, and the times in which he lived, from his childhood in a sharecropper's cabin in Alabama and his formative years in Detroit, to his legendary career, his service in the Army, his stint as a professional wrestler after retiring from boxing in 1951, and his professional demise as an official greeter for a Las Vegas casino. Along the way, Richard Bak compassionately, yet evenhandedly, details Louis's private vices: incessant womanizing, reckless spending habits, massive debts to the IRS, and drug abuse. Filled with over one hundred photographs, including twenty-two in color, Joe Louis is the most comprehensive portrait yet written of one of the greatest African-American heroes who used his fists figuratively—and literally—to fight racism.
Categories: Social Science

Collier s Encyclopedia

Collier s Encyclopedia

Author: Louis Shores

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112063935966

Category: Bibliography

Page:

View: 139

Categories: Bibliography

Heroes of Hockeytown

Heroes of Hockeytown

"2 Gary Bergman When Gary Gunnar Bergman skated onto the Olympia Stadium
ice as a Red Wing for the first time in the fall of ... going to get eight gallons out of
you that night,” Bergman remembered. ... “I never thought about it any differently
than when I was with the Detroit Red Wings protecting a one-goal lead,” he said.

Author: Paul Harris

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015071259033

Category: Detroit (Mich.)

Page: 114

View: 102

Categories: Detroit (Mich.)

The Complete Beatles Chronicle

The Complete Beatles Chronicle

It was , remember , just 13 months after they had last played at the Cavern Club .
... International Amphitheater Sept 6 Detroit Olympia Stadion Sont 7 Toronto
Maple Leal Gardens Sopt 8 Montreal Forum Sopt 11 Jacksonville Gaiter Bowl .

Author: Mark Lewisohn

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: UOM:39015029984690

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 365

View: 389

Documents the entire career of the Beatles, from their early days together, through their rise to success, to their pursuit of separate paths
Categories: Biography & Autobiography