Heights historical photo of the month

Courtesy City of Cleveland Heights

It wasn't just swimming that drew crowds to Cumberland Pool early in its history; there were also special events. One such event took place in August 1945, when Stubby Kruger put on his famous "water comedy" show. Kruger, an Olympic swimmer and diver in the 1920s, went on to work in Hollywood as an actor and stuntman. His traveling production featured diving and synchronized swimming stunts set to music in a variety-show format.

This photo was selected by the Cleveland Heights Historical Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the heritage of Cleveland Heights. For more information, and to view additional historical images, visit www.chhistory.org or www.facebook.com/clevelandheightshistorical.

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