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Coney Island History {Films & Photos} on DVD

Coney Island History {Films & Photos} on DVD
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Coney Island History Collection on DVD

Coney Island is a peninsula in southernmost Brooklyn, New York City, USA, with a famous beach on the Atlantic Ocean. As the name implies, it is a former island and is partially connected by landfill to the mainland. The area was a major resort and site of amusement parks that reached its peak during the first half of the 20th century. It declined in popularity after World War II and endured years of neglect.

This Collection Includes the following films:

:: Shooting the Chutes {1896}
by Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
A lively scene on the famous water chutes at Coney Island.
Running time 0:26.

:: Racing at Sheepshead Bay {1897}
by Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
The finish and weighing out of a running race with nine starters. Won by famous Clifford, Sloane up. Filmed June 22, 1897, at Sheepshead Bay Race Track, Coney Island, New York.
Running time 0:25.

:: Shooting the Chutes, Luna Park, Coney Island {1903}
by American Mutoscope & Biograph Company
A view of the shoot-the-chutes concession from the best location. A special added attraction for the entertainment of the spectators is a man in a swimming suit who rides down the shoot-the-chutes on one ski.
Running time 2:26.

:: Rube and Mandy at Coney Island {1903}
by Thomas A. Edison, Inc. The first scene shows this country couple entering Steeplechase Park, who proceed to amuse themselves on the steeplechase, rope bridge, riding the bulls and the "Down and Out." The scene then changes to a panorama of Luna Park, and we find Rube and Mandy doing stunts on the rattan slide, riding on the miniature railway, shooting the chutes, riding the boats in the old mill, and visiting Professor Wormwood's Monkey theatre. They next appear on the Bowery, where we find them with the fortune tellers, striking the punching machine, and winding up with the frankfurter man. The climax shows a bust view of Rube and Mandy eating frankfurters. Interesting not only for its humorous features, but also for its excellent views of Coney Island and Luna Park.
Running Time 12 mins.

:: Children in the Surf, Coney Island {1904}
by American Mutoscope & Biograph Company.
Seven small children can be seen from the low angle camera position, the camera is pointed out to sea. The children are holding hands and wading in the surf.
Running time 1:23.

:: 1903-1944 Coney Island {1944}
An xcellentromotional film of Coney Island during its hayday. See the famous amusement park, its many many rides and shows. Check out the Coney Island food concsssions, game stands, Steeple Chase Park, the beaches, Luna park night scenes and more.
Running time 9:20.

:: Sprint Time at Coney Island {1944}
View the entrance, the rides and the Beach.
Running time 3:42

PLUS THESE VINTAGE IMAGES!!

:: Over 100 photos from 1903 to 1909

:: Over 70 stereographs dated from 1866 to 1919.

:: 7 Panorama Photos




Sample thumbnails taken from the collection.
(Low resolution thumbnails - CD/DVD images are scanned at 300 DPI)


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