Welcome Olympians.
Welcome Olympians.
[Olympics / Jesse Owens / Ralph Metcalfe]. The City of New York.

Welcome Olympians.

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New York: The Georgian Press, Inc., [1936]. 12" x 8-3/4". [8]pp. + inside covers. Cream wrappers printed in black and bound with a string, with the five rings of the Olympic symbol printed in color. B&w tipped-in halftone of Mayor LaGuardia to inside cover, plus two-page spread of b&w portraits of the 24 US Olympians who won gold medals in the 1936 games. Significant coffee staining to front wrapper and inside rear wrapper, miraculously not affecting interior text; old paper clip indentation to fore-edge. Good.

Program for a week of festivities given by the city of New York to the returning athletes of the 1936 Olympic Games, with a list of the winners and their sports, a list of all the team members, and a list of the members of the various New York City committees responsible for the upcoming festivities. Events included an inter-Olympic basketball game at the Hippodrome Theatre, a gala at Jack Dempsey's restaurant, an appearance with the governor at the Empire State Building, and a ticker tape parade up Broadway from the Battery to Harlem.

The 1936 games, held in Berlin, rebuffed Hitler's efforts to demonstrate the superior athletic prowess of Germany's Aryan athletes to the world, particular given Jesse Owens' and Ralph Metcalfe's first place finishes in track and field races.

OCLC locates only one holding, at the CIO/IOC International Olympic Committee Library.

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