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.

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.

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 ?

Detroit s Olympia Stadium

Author: Robert Wimmer

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738507873

Page: 128

View: 964

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.

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 ...

Tiger Stadium

Author: Michael Betzold,

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147663114X

Page: 290

View: 228

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.

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

View: 129

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:

View: 882

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

View: 351

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?

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 ...

Everybody s Hockey Book

Author: Stan Fischler

Publisher: New York : Scribner

ISBN:

Page: 384

View: 732

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

View: 426

Wyxie Wonderland

... night at Olympia Stadium in Detroit . As it was broadcast over WXYZ , it was to
be transcribed for a rebroadcast later over the Michigan Radio Network .
Technically transcriptions were somewhat in their early stages . As Wallace
remembered ...

Wyxie Wonderland

Author: Dick Osgood

Publisher: Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green University Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879721862

Page: 537

View: 244

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

View: 805

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

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 ...

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

Author: Angela Denise Dillard

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 704

View: 667

I ve Got to be Me

... when he can be absolutely brutal . I recall one night when I was going into the
Red Wing ... This was in Detroit's Olympia Stadium and just about everybody in
the stands laughed when they saw me go down . I said to myself , “ Okay , Gordie
 ...

I ve Got to be Me

Author: Derek Sanderson

Publisher: New York : Dodd, Mead

ISBN: 9780396062554

Page: 240

View: 763

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: 790

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."

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 ...

The Way it was

Author: George Bulanda

Publisher: Momentum Books LLC

ISBN: 9781879094925

Page: 156

View: 349

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.