SINGER BOWL

This open-air stadium, which holds 18,000, is scheduled for a variety of events U.S. Olympic trials, folk festivals, Judo and Karate exhibitions, and so on. It is paved in green macadam, has lights for night use, a moveable stage 60 feet long and dressing room facilities for 200 performers. The Singer Company has a series of displays under the grandstand: the latest in fashions and fabrics, do-it-yourself sewing projects and a representation of Singer products not only sewing machines, but typewriters, vacuum cleaners and computing devices.

Viewed from the outside, the Singer Bowl looked much like a sports stadium on many a college campus. The corporate displays were located underneath the main seating areas. (CD #15 Set 75 #16)


 

Inside, the stadium was rather austere. Most views show it to be rather empty, showing that people coming to the Fair were looking for a different form of entertainment than the band concerts and other shows held in the Bowl. After the Fair the facility was sporadically used for concerts before being incorporated into Louis Armstrong Stadium, operated by the United States Tennis Association. (CD #27 Set 147 #27)


 


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