Friday, January 29, 2010

OLYMPIC TORCH IN NORTHRIDGE 1984

2010 The Year of Valley Adventures Northridge100
The Olympic Torch Run - 1984 - Photo gift to the Northridge100 celebration from Art Jacobs - The Museum of the San Fernando Valley - (click on image to enlarge)
Olympic torch runners approach the corner of Roscoe Boulevard and Melvin Avenue in Northridge, California. The Olympic torch was lighted at Olympica in Greece, and relayed across the entire United States before its arrival in Los Angeles County.
The Olympic Torch Run - 1984 - Photo gift to the Northridge100 celebration from Art Jacobs - The Museum of the San Fernando Valley - (click on image to enlarge) Huge crowds gathered throughout the city as the Olympic torch was carried to its final destination in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Torches became community souvenirs, one of which is in the lobby at the Airtel Hotel by the Van Nuys Airport.
The Olympic Torch Run - 1984 - Detail of Photo gift to the Northridge100 celebration from Art Jacobs - The Museum of the San Fernando Valley - (click on image to enlarge)

The Olympic Torch Run - 1984 - Photo gift to the Northridge100 celebration from Art Jacobs - The Museum of the San Fernando Valley - (click on image to enlarge)

Do you know the names of these two runners? Give your Museum a call at 1 (818) 347-9665, or include their names in the comment section of this posting.
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley has a significant collection of 1984 Olympic Games memorabilia. We add items and images on a regular basis. These great photos from Art Jacobs are a great addition to the Olympics Experience in the Valley.

2 comments:

mrpostcard@charter.net said...

Again Art, thanks for all the wonderful photos, keep them coming.

Suzanne Stachowiak Reedy said...

I remember that. I was napping (had babies) and heard the crowd roar. Sorry I missed seeing it.