Remembering Detroit s Olympia Stadium

Many of the former employees who called or wrote said they had photos of
themselves and coworkers they wanted to share and so I called my publisher and
told him about the calls and letters . Thus , Remembering Detroit's Olympia
Stadium ...

Remembering Detroit s Olympia Stadium

Author: Robert Wimmer

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738519463

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.

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 .

History of Hockeytown

Author: Bob Duff

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 374

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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 ...

The New Yorker

Author: Harold Wallace Ross

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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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 ...

Motor City Muscle

Author: Stan Fischler

Publisher: Warwick Pub

ISBN:

Page: 159

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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?

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
?

Gimme a Break

Author: Warner Wolf

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN:

Page: 186

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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 ...

The Game I ll Never Forget

Author: Chris McDonell

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781552976043

Page: 224

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One hundred stars of the National Hockey League recall some of their most memorable games.

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 .

The Sports Immortals

Author: Associated Press

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 320

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

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 ...

Elvis Day by Day

Author: Peter Guralnick

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780345420893

Page: 391

View: 332

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.

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 .

Michigan History

Author:

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Robeson Labor s Forgotten Champion

panist , a white sergeant who sang and a white violinist , a serviceman whose
rank I cannot recall . ... Smith was just ten - years - old when Robeson led a long
list of celebrated artists into Detroit ' s Olympia Stadium for a war - bond rally .

Robeson  Labor s Forgotten Champion

Author: Charles H. Wright

Publisher: Balamp Publishing Company

ISBN:

Page: 171

View: 382

My View from the Corner A Life in Boxing

Bill Gallo of the New York Daily News, who has been on the boxing beat for years
, remembers the time when he was ... Garden but also the Detroit Olympia, the
Chicago Stadium, and other sports arenas in St. Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis, ...

My View from the Corner  A Life in Boxing

Author: Angelo Dundee

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071802061

Page: 336

View: 582

Boxing's greatest trainer reveals all "The book is written in a highly conversational tone, and by the end the reader will know precisely what it is like to listen to the Bill Walsh of boxing hold court on the exotic art of the cornerman." --New York Times Book Review "[H]ere's one for the fans: an as-close-up-as-you-can-get view of boxing's biggest, baddest personalities and poundings." -Men's Journal "The teaming of esteemed boxing trainer Angelo Dundee and Bert Randolph Sugar, perhaps the best boxing writer around, produces a lively and insightful look at professional boxing in the second half of the 20th century... His fascinating portraits of Ali, Leonard and Foreman make this a terrific read." --Library Journal "This book's appeal lies in Dundee's colorful and punchy personality, as he enlivens the prose with entertaining, Yogi Berra-like jokes, tautologies and euphemisms. It's no surprise that Dundee helped Ali develop his famous rhymes." --Publishers Weekly Angelo Dundee was named Manager of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association in 1968 and 1979. In 1994 he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. He continues to train boxers and has acted as ringside commentator for many televised fights. Bert Randolph Sugar is the most recognized and well-known boxing writer in history. The former editor of Ring Magazine and Boxing Illustrated and publisher of Fight Game magazine, he has written dozens of books on boxing and is a regular ESPN sports analyst.

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 .

Detroit Red Wings

Author: Richard Bak

Publisher: Taylor Pub

ISBN:

Page: 248

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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.

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
 ...

Greatest Moments in Detroit Red Wings History

Author: Joe Falls

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781570281778

Page: 191

View: 354

The Best Book of Hockey Facts Stats

1 0 At Olympia Stadium , Detroit The " octopus ” incident Two for the price of one
was what the 1952 postseason would bring . Two one - of ... Both are well
remembered forever , even if only one of them involved a great play and a great
player .

The Best Book of Hockey Facts   Stats

Author: Dan Weber

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781552976609

Page: 304

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Packed with personal stats, information on important games, and loads of hockey records, this handbook chronicles the growth of this popular sport.

Century of Champions

His fights with Jake LaMotta were the best that Everybody remembers Jesse
Owens boxing ever produced . " for spoiling Adolf ... Two of the fights were
10itinerary for the afternoon of May 25 , rounders in Detroit in 1943 . 1935 , when
the ... 5 , 1943 , slugfest at staying away worked the rest of the Olympia Stadium .
But three ...

Century of Champions

Author: Nicholas J. Cotsonika

Publisher: Paraclete Press (MA)

ISBN:

Page: 335

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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.

Growing Up in the D

Author: Cynthia Williams

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781482742770

Page: 172

View: 732

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."