Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

Opening night of the new Assembly Hall

image number:

P0026248

description:

The first event of any kind held at Assembly Hall was the "Homecoming Show" held on October 23, 1971 following the Homecoming football game against Northwestern. The event was a variety show featuring Bob Hope, Petula Clark, Al Cobine & his Orchestra, and the Singing Hoosiers directed by Robert Stoll. A capacity crowd of 18,000 attended. Gary Todd was the Master of Ceremonies and Allen White was in charge of technical production and lighting.

date taken:

1971 October 23

film code:

Kodak Safety Film - Kodak Tri X Pan Film

photographer studio:

News Bureau, IU

donor image number:

Frame 16A

accession number:

99/075

copyright owner:

Indiana University

building name:

Assembly Hall (1971)

event name:

Homecoming

event name:

Homecoming Show

topic:

Stadiums

topic:

Gymnasiums

topic:

Celebrations

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

series:

Buildings & Grounds

subseries:

Assembly Hall

folder:

Opening night