Flashback : Dallas

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Texas Rasslin’ at the Sportatorium — 1959

Ed McLemore, promoter supreme.

A Flooded Sportatorium — 1945

What happens when you combine flooding, the Sportatorium, 7 boys & their dog?

Jack Ruby, Boxing Fan — 1958

Is this Jack Ruby at a Sportatorium boxing match?

A Few Photo Additions to Past Posts — #12

New stuff. Sort of….

Map of Downtown Dallas, For the Curious Conventioneer — 1962

Heavy on the burlesque clubs and bars….

Country Music — Every Saturday Night on Channel 11

How I know who Teddy & Doyle are.

Goodbye, Merle

Merle & Lefty: two legends, in Corsicana.

Sonny James: The “Shindig Heartbreaker”

The country star lived & performed in Dallas for several years.

Three of Dallas’ Earliest “Photoplay Houses” — 1906-1913

The Theatorium, Wonderland, Dixie, Queen, & Hippodrome.

Elvis at the Big D Jamboree — 1955

A young new whipper-snapper that the young folks seem to like.