Monday, December 03, 2012

Remembering the Holidays in Detroit

 Photo courtesy of Wayne State University
I've put together a new photo album (on SmugMug) called
"Holidays in Metro Detroit during the 50s, 60s and 70s"

Basically it's everything I could find in my collection
including Hudson's, Downtown Detroit and the Ford Rotunda.

CLICK HERE to view the album.

If you have photos you would like to add to this album,
please email it/them to me at
Please include as much information as you can.

SHOP NOW for the Holidays!

Just a reminder that the Detroit Memories store (
has a lot of terrific gifts for the upcoming holidays! 
We offer embroidered
"Exported from D"
and "Detroiter At Heart"
t-shirts / sweatshirts / ball caps and more!
(Deadline to order in time for the holidays is Dec 7th.
We also offer Detroit-related

"You Know You're From Detroit If..." posters,
Posters & Prints,
Books about Detroit,
Favorite Detroit Snacks,
Motown Music & DVDs,
License plate frames & decals,

City Limit Signs
~   ~   ~   ~
Proceeds from the store help support the website and this Newsletter.

Books by Detroit author, Armando Delicato


Detroit's Cass Corridor
Italians in Detroit
Detroit's Corktown

Hi Eileen,

I was born in Detroit and attended Cooley High School, the University of Detroit and Wayne State University. I taught social studies at Earhart Junior High and Murray-Wright High School in Detroit before becoming a media specialist in Westland, then in Farmington Hills.

I have given a number of lectures about various aspects of Detroit's history and conducted tours. I have been involved in the saving of Orchestra Hall in the early 1980s and have been involved with Cityscape Detroit in the late 1980s.

Currently I am working with a small group to establish a museum in the Cass Corridor. (See Facebook for details).

I think it is wonderful that you are promoting Detroit to former residents and others.

Thanks a million!

Armando Delicato

Musin’ on the Motortown Revue

Blogger Marsha Music writes about attending the
Motown Revues
at the Fox Theater.

In an annual Christmas week ritual of the 60’s, for a few years
Motown’s “Cavalcade of Stars” staged shows for throngs of Detroiters,
black and white, who lined up around the Fox Theatre. It was better than
the movies, the circus and Ice Capades wrapped up in one."


The Michigan Accent

Unique Words and Phrases
by Eric Weaver, Webmaster, "Michigan Native"
Alright. Now you can make the words sound Michiganian,
but if you don't use them in the proper way,
people will think you're either a freak
or that you're making fun of them.
Here are some common phrases: