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
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.
... 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
Author: Robert Wimmer
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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.
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Author: Michael Betzold,
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.
Author: Detroit (Mich.). Board of Education
Contains proceedings of annual, regular and special meetings.
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Author: Stan Fischler
Publisher: Warwick Pub
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?
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Author: Chris McDonell
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
One hundred stars of the National Hockey League recall some of their most memorable games.
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
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."
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
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.