Coney Island

Coney Island

Downloadable Video - 2000
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Before there was Disneyland, there was Coney Island. By the turn of the century, this tiny piece of New York real estate was internationally famous. On summer Sundays, three great pleasure domes--Steeplechase, Luna Park and Dreamland--competed for the patronage of a half-million people. By day it was the world's most amazing amusement park, by night, an electric "Eden".
Publisher: [United States] : PBS : Made available through hoopla, 2000
ISBN: 9781415702260
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 60 min.)) : sd., col

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Feb 01, 2013

Welcome to Coney Island, New York!_____ Through interviews, stills and archival footage, this absorbing, often-fascinating documentary film chronicles the greatest amusement park empire that the world had ever seen (prior to Disneyland)._____ Starting from Coney Island's emergence as a center for mass culture and entertainment back in the mid-1800s through to its demise shortly after World War ll - This informative documentary film from PBS has a running time of approx. 70 minutes. (In color and b&w)

RitaLottaBooks May 03, 2012

As a big fan of documentaries in general and the Burns brothers in particular, I think "Coney Island" is one of the best out there. Highly recommend.

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