Cover image for Coney Island
Author
Publisher
Alexandria, VA : PBS Home Video, 2006.
Description
1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Call #
DVD
Summary
Title from container. Documentary. Narrator, Philip Bosco. The birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster, Coney Island was the Disneyland of its day. Follow the metamorphosis of Coney Island in this fascinating excursion into our past.
Subjects
UPC #
841887050562

 

ID #
1073009

 

Availability

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Reviews and Notes

Music and Video Summary ->  The emergence of American mass culture is intimately connected to the history of Coney Island. From the mid-1800s, New York's Coney Island emerged as a playland where the fabulous and fantastic met. Coney Island is Ric Burns' loving documentary about a unique time and place in American history where both the hot dog and the roller coaster were invented. The largest herd of show elephants, a miniature village of hundreds of midgets, and many fantastic sideshows were all the unique properties of this resort district. An elegant documentary, Coney Island tells the story of the rise and eventual decline of a slice of modern life. ~ Cara Saposnik, Rovi

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