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

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: 335

Categories: Hockey players

The Detroit News

The Detroit News

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066400022

Category: Detroit news

Page:

View: 222

Categories: Detroit news

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: 370

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

Greatest Moments in Detroit Red Wings History

Greatest Moments in Detroit Red Wings History

The Canadiens went into Olympia Stadium for a game against the Red Wings in
the late 1950's . ... Adams is remembered for developing those great teams of the
late 1940's and early 1950's — powerhouses that featured the Production Jack ...

Author: Joe Falls

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015071259090

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 191

View: 949

"Greatest Moments in Detroit Red Wings History" brings to life the fifty most memorable games from the famed Winged Wheel ballclub's glorious past. From Syd Howe's six goals against the New York Rangers to the epic battles against Montreal and Maurice (Rocket) Richard, to Frank Mahovlich's four goals against Oakland, to Gordie Howe's milestone feats of 500, 600, and 700 goals, to the Wings' unforgettable Stanley Cup sweep of the Philadelphia Flyers in 1997 to recapture the Stanley Cup after a 42-year drought. It's all here - recorded for history by the award-winning sports staff of "The Detroit News." Illustrated with more than 125 photographs, "Greatest Moments in Detroit Red Wings History" is a trip down memory lane which all Red Wings fans will long cherish.
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:

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Categories: Literature

Motor City Muscle

Motor City Muscle

February 22 , 1918 Abel is best remembered for his Position : Center , Detroit
Red exploits in Detroit . ... appeared that the Red Wings would wrap up the series
at nent proboscis ) , but few were more pro- Olympia Stadium , Toronto rallied for
a ...

Author: Stan Fischler

Publisher: Warwick Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015071259157

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 159

View: 654

The names still have a clarion call, ringing true like cathedral bells -- Gordie Howe, Terry Sawchuk, "Terrible" Ted Lindsay, Sid Abel, Red Kelly -- a great cast of tough, talented hockey players. After all, how many teams can claim to have finished first place six seasons in a row?
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Everybody s Hockey Book

Everybody s Hockey Book

An equally impressive structure was built at the corner of Grand River and
McGraw in Detroit - Olympia Stadium . ... As the Depression deepened , ” Smythe
remembered , “ some people who had committed themselves couldn ' t come up
with ...

Author: Stan Fischler

Publisher: New York : Scribner

ISBN: UOM:39015006198272

Category: Hockey

Page: 384

View: 524

Categories: Hockey

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: 132

Categories: Sports & Recreation

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: 361

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

From the Reverend Charles A Hill to the Reverend Albert B Cleage Jr

From the Reverend Charles A  Hill to the Reverend Albert B  Cleage  Jr

Change and Continuity in the Patterns of Civil Rights Mobilizations in Detroit,
1935-1967 Angela Denise Dillard ... They held a number of rallies and mass
meetings - the largest of which at Detroit ' s Olympia Stadium attracted 15 , 000
people • to denounce ... During the late : 1930 ' s , many would recall instances of
Ford ' s " fascist tendencies , " with his trip to Nazi Germany to accept the Iron * *
Civil ...

Author: Angela Denise Dillard

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015071307584

Category: African Americans

Page: 704

View: 892

Categories: African Americans

The Official National Hockey League Stanley Cup Centennial Book

The Official National Hockey League Stanley Cup Centennial Book

Thus Maple Leaf Gardens was out, and Olympia Stadium in Detroit became the "
home" site for the Rangers. The Red Wings, with ... were the visitors(l). "Never
mind that we couldn't play in New York," says Raleigh, in recalling the experience
 ...

Author: Dan Diamond

Publisher: Tormont

ISBN: 2894293259

Category: National Hockey League

Page: 277

View: 237

Categories: National Hockey League

Journal

Journal

NOW , THEREFORE , BE RESOLVED , That the Detroit City TESTIMONIAL
RESOLUTION Council hereby passes this Testimonial TO Resolution in ... He will
be remembered versity of Cairo , received both Bacheby his colleagues and
many friends in lor ' s and Master ' s degrees in Civil ... Rubin good health and
good fortion of old Olympia Stadium , among tune in the years to come . other
projects .

Author: Detroit (Mich.). City Council

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015020640812

Category:

Page:

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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: 184

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

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: 878

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

Congressional Record

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C047351516

Category: Law

Page:

View: 550

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
Categories: Law

Elvis Day by Day

Elvis Day by Day

Knox in later years will recall watching the way Elvis played pool and trying to
imitate the catlike way he slunk around the table ... 31 Sunday * Olympia Stadium
, Detroit , Michigan , at 2 : 00 and 8 : 00 P . M . The local paper reports , “
Hysterical ...

Author: Peter Guralnick

Publisher:

ISBN: 0345420896

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 391

View: 757

From previously unrevealed details of his childhood in Tupelo, through his rise to success, to his death, a meticulously detailed chronology of Elvis Presley's life and career draws on a rich array of archival material, photographs, documents, letters, artifacts, and memorabilia. 125,000 first printing. Tour.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography