Lost Cultural Venues of Detroit: More Photographs of the Exhibition

The first showcase, assembling outdoor events from Bob-Lo, to the Goose Lake Music Festival and back to Detroit again.

The first showcase, assembled outdoor events from Bob-Lo, to the Goose Lake Music Festival and back to Detroit again.

 

This is also from the first "mostly outdoors" case.  It includes matrchbooks, ticket stubs and material on the Jefferson-Chalmers "Concerts by the River" series.

This was also from the first “mostly outdoors” case. It included matchbooks, ticket stubs and material on the Jefferson-Chalmers “Concerts by the River” series.

 

These first five cases have been taken down.  These photos are just for the record.  Whether you saw the show or not, they’re worth a look.

These photographs were taken by Jennifer Gariepy, unless otherwise noted.  Thanks to Detroit Mercy, Lutz Bacher and Dave Toorogian for their support and contributions.

This second showcase included material on Detroit's Black Bottom neighborhood and on early jazz clubs.

This second showcase included material on Detroit’s Black Bottom neighborhood and on early jazz clubs.

 

This photo, also of the second showcase, included material on early Detroit jazz and blues.

This photo, also from the second showcase, included material on early Detroit jazz and blues.

 

The exhibit went well.  We had more people than usual coming through to see it.  It was great to have people in who remembered going to the old spots, back fifty years ago or more.

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The third showcase focused on theatre and poetry.

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The third showcase also included material deal with music performances and various restaurants and bars.

 

The smaller exhibition will continue until October 12th or so.  I’m doing a condensed/ greatest hits version in the two showcases on the far side of the first floor of the Detroit Mercy library.

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The fourth case dealt primarily with alternative film series and lost movie houses. This photo is an overview of the entire case.

 

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This was also in the fourth showcase/ The scroll on the left was a long list of 1940’s Detroit movie theatres. Various film series are represented here including Zoots and Naked Eye Cinema.

 

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The show will continue in the digital realm both through these blog posts and through a facebook page.  In 2017 sometime, I hope to do at least two related blog posts.  First will be a rough history of the Lost Cultural Venues of Detroit.  I’ll mainly detail the years 1915 to 2015, around a hundred years.

The second post will explore various sites.  Some buildings have been torn down.  Some are being used for other things or are occupied by new businesses.  Others just sit there empty and abandoned.  Which is which?  Where are they now.

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The fifth case included a variety of music venues including the Grande and the Flame Show Bar.  Photo by Maurice Greenia, Jr.

 

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Photo by Maurice Greenia, Jr.

 

 

 

 

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