Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Hippodrome: Rock and Roll Riot

"They were hopped up on this rock and roll trash" Police Lieut Roy Moran.
"It wasn't the movie that caused it...We could have been playing 'The Robe' or 'The Ten Commandments'..." Hipp Manager Jack Silverthorne
"Keep your kids out of a place like that" unnamed Cleveland policeman.

At the Sunday evening performance of The Girl Can't Help It, January 20, 1957, a melee broke out in the balcony of the Hippodrome Theatre, 720 Euclid Avenue. Some fights spilled out onto the street, 15 were treated at local hospitals for minor injuries.
Ad from the Plain Dealer, January 18, 1957
From the Plain Dealer, January 21, 1957
The Hipp, November 28, 1952, Robert Runyan photo.

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