National Geographic : 1956 Nov
" THURSDAY19 U-56ATHLETIC5 1 $ ftI AY 301 56 ATHLETICS SATURDAYI 1256 ATHIC SATURDAY 1l5Ef. ^/. , a 691 Neil Murray Crowds Surge to the Olympics Box Office on the Opening Day of Ticket Sales Though the Games were 18 months away, Melburnians showed their devotion to sport by buying 60,000 tickets the first day. Many waited through a bitter night. When doors opened at 9 a.m. a three-line queue stretched 100 yards. The box office occupied most of a floor of the Myer Emporium, largest department store in the South ern Hemisphere. Tickets ranged from 9 shillings ($1.01) to 64 shillings ($7.17). Best seats sold out by nightfall. w J, ~e t :,,A,, s ii ,iii!,,,:!i!!iii!iiiiii iiii!!iiiii! ern Hemisphere. Tickets ranged from 9 shillings ($1.01) to 64 shillings ($7.17). Best seats sold out by nightfall.