VIDEOS on YouTube
An interview with Michael Collins
Narrated by Mayor Jerome P. Cavanagh
In 1965, the City of Detroit commissioned the
Jam Handy company to produce a promotional film
to support an unsuccessful bid for the Olympics.
It features many of the city's notable landmarks.
Channel 7 WXYZ Detroit
The effort to restore the Ste. Claire, currently
docked in Detroit, one of the original Bob-Lo
boats, continues. See my October 2005 and
Memories of Bob-Lo Island. Tons of photos!
A non-profit website dedicated to documenting
the vast number of buildings that make up the
city of Detroit.
The way it was when you were a kid.
The dETROITfUNK project was started as a
photographic exploration of the City of Detroit
in 2000. You'll see great shots of the craftsman-
ship and artistry adorning buildings in Detroit which
probably won't be standing for too many more years.
Channel 50, channel 20 and other local stuff.
Information, exhibits and collections of yesteryear.
The Detroit area is blessed with three beautiful old movie theaters that still show films: the Detroit Film Theatre in the Cultural Center of Detroit, the Redford Theatre on the northwest side of Detroit, and the Michigan Theater in downtown Ann Arbor.
Detroit has a great history and an even greater future ahead. Let your friends know Detroit is a wonderful place to live and work by purchasing and proudly displaying one or more of this site's bumper stickers or gifts. Or wear one of the t-shirts or hats.
To learn more about Detroit's history, Detroit Originals has produced a multimedia CD entitled Detroit Memories (not affiliated with this site).
Detroit Originals is run by Detroiters for Detroiters and those rooting for Detroit's continued redevelopment. A portion of profits supports Detroit charities.
Loads of old and new pictures of the Detroit area.
A collection of historical photos and descriptions of old Detroit, including Vernor's, Zug Island, Highland Appliance and much more.
Alphabetical listing of many of the great rock groups that came out of the metro Detroit area.
A non-profit organization for the preservation and perpetuation of the records of ancestors and families of the commonwealth, and to be of assistance to the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library.
Preserving the memories of Detroit TV kid shows in the 50s and 60s. Lots of photos, including Capitain Jolly, Poopdeck Paul, Jingles, Johnny Ginger, Milky the Clown, Bozo the Clown and many more.
Sponsored by this website, we offer an array of Detroit products including t-shirts, books, sweatshirts, mugs, DVDs, CDs, Better Made, Faygo, Vernor's products, books, mousepads, postcards and posters.
Spectacular pictures from the air at different times of day and night. Be sure to check out the Detroit Readies For Super Bowl XL link.
An archive of images, sound clips, stories, interviews, and biographical information from its opening in 1928 through its heyday in the 60s and 70s. A virtual ballroom.
A plethora of information about Detroit as far back as 1701. Read how Detroit's streets got their names, its past and current populations, maps, genealogy, architecture, and a whole lot more.
Check out his hand-colored photo art of Detroit area landmarks:
Tiger Stadium, the Ambassador Bridge, aerial views of Detroit,
the Bob-Lo boat, and more.
J.L. Hudson Recipes
Your favorites from Hudson's restaurants:
And down came some of our most treasured memories, especially during the holidays. This website even has the video for you to watch.
Check out her hand-colored black and white photographic artwork of classic automobiles and vintage Detroit signage, including Vernor's, Sanders and the Fox Theater. Limited edition prints available.
Packed with fun memories from 1963 to 1972, like
The Jocks The Music The Jingles The Air Checks The Commercials The News Room The Photo Gallery
Watch clips and order The Best of Lou Gordon's shows from 1965 to 1977 on DVD. Includes his interviews with Jimmy Carter, Joey the Hit Man, Bob Hope, Rona Barrett, Dick Cavett, Ralph Nader and Gov. George Romney. Purchase the DVD for $28.99.
The history of Michigan Rock and Roll and the recognition of its artists and songs.
Purchase the "Where You Gonna Go?" CD of Motor City garage bands from 1965-1969. Ideal for collectors. Tracks include songs from The Boys, The Quintette Plus, The Unknowns, The Tidal Waves, The District Six, The Couriers, The Unrelated Segments and The Lykes Of Us.
Bands, discographies, Grande Ballroom and Eastown theater calendars from the '50s and '60s in Detroit.
The history of the Roostertail and its Detroit connections.
Compiled by Jerry Schoenith
Not exactly Detroit-related, but you'll find all of that 'penny' candy here that you'd spend your allowance on as a kid, including Fizzies, wax lips, Snaps, Kits, wax bottles, candy cigarettes, Necco Wafers, candy buttons on paper tape, Sky Bars, Atomic Fireballs, Satellite Wafers, BB Bats, bubble gum cigars, Now & Laters and much more from the 50s, 60s and 70s.
As a result of Motown's success, record companies blossomed all over Detroit and as many as 400 labels plied their wares during that fruitful era. Preserved here are their stories.
Let's talk about classic TV and movies in Michigan. Detroit TV Horror Hosts...Drive-ins...etc. Also, check out
Images from The Detroit News
1960s -- Riots and Racial Tension 1970s -- Renaissance Center Opens
LOADED with photos of old Michigan movie theaters, motels, amusement parks, drag strips, drive-in theaters and more, just as we remember them from our childhoods. You can spend hours at this site.
Narrated by WKNR News Director Philip Nye
Eight MP3s of Detroit and national news from those turbulent years.
Annually, in August
30,000 muscle cars, street rods, custom, collector and special interest cars attract people from all over the world who come to celebrate the Motor City’s love affair with cars.
A message board for reminiscing, questions, answers, memories, photos and more about metro Detroit in the 50s, 60s and 70s. Share photos, files, and links.
If you're looking to find something to do in the "D," you've found the right place. This site helps visitors discover all there is to do around