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The Resource Coney Island, PBS ; directed by Ric Burns ; produced by Ric Burns and Buddy Squires ; written by Richard Snow ; produced for the American Experience ; a production of WGBH Boston, WNET/Thirteen, New York, and KCET, Los Angeles

Coney Island, PBS ; directed by Ric Burns ; produced by Ric Burns and Buddy Squires ; written by Richard Snow ; produced for the American Experience ; a production of WGBH Boston, WNET/Thirteen, New York, and KCET, Los Angeles

Label
Coney Island
Title
Coney Island
Statement of responsibility
PBS ; directed by Ric Burns ; produced by Ric Burns and Buddy Squires ; written by Richard Snow ; produced for the American Experience ; a production of WGBH Boston, WNET/Thirteen, New York, and KCET, Los Angeles
Contributor
Screenwriter
Director
Narrator
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In scale, in variety, in sheer inventiveness, Coney Island was unlike anything anyone had ever seen, and eventually, everyone came to see it. At the turn of the century, Coney Island exploded in a forest of glittering electric towers and a riot of rides, restaurants, recreated disasters, freak shows, and historical displays when three vast amusement parks -- Steeplechase, Luna Park, and Dreamland -- were built. Indicative of its overwhelming popularity, on a single day in September 1906, 200,000 postcards were mailed from Coney Island. A showcase for the wonders of the machine age, Coney Island was an extraordinary amusement empire that astonished, delighted, and shocked the nation -- and took Americans from the Victorian age into the modern world
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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American experience (Television program)
Credits note
Edited by Paul Barnes ; cinematography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore ; consultants, Marshall Berman, John Carlin, Frederick P. Fried, John Kasson, Jerome Liebling, John Manbeck, Sam Bass Warner, Steve Zeitlin ; music arranged and directed by Brian Keane
Date time place
Originally broadcast by PBS as an episode of the television series American Experience on February 4, 1991
Dewey number
791/.06/8
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: Not rated
Language note
In English; closed-captioned
LC call number
  • F129.C75
  • GV1853.3.N49
LC item number
  • C65 1991dvd
  • C6649 1991
PerformerNote
Narrated by Philip Bosco; commentators, Al Lewis, Elliot Willensky, Frederick Fried, Richard Snow; voices by Andrei Codrescu, Vincent Gardenia, Judd Hirsch, Nathan Lane, John Mahoney, Jerry Orbach, George Plimpton, Lois Smith, Frances Sternhagen, Eli Wallach
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
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  • Burns, Ric
  • Squires, Buddy
  • Snow, Richard
  • Bosco, Philip
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
  • WGBH Educational Foundation
  • WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
  • WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
  • KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • PBS Home Video
Runtime
60
Series statement
American experience
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  • Amusement parks
  • Amusement parks
  • Amusement parks
  • Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
  • Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
  • Leisure
  • Amusement parks
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Coney Island, PBS ; directed by Ric Burns ; produced by Ric Burns and Buddy Squires ; written by Richard Snow ; produced for the American Experience ; a production of WGBH Boston, WNET/Thirteen, New York, and KCET, Los Angeles
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
Introduction -- Sodom by the sea -- Escape from respectability -- City of Fire -- Luna Park -- Dreamland -- Perfecting the pleasure principle -- May 21, 1911: Dreamland burns -- Nickel empire -- Forever closed: But not forgotten -- Credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.)
Isbn
9781415702260
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887050562
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Publisher number
  • 705056
  • CONY601
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocm62869199
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; stereo; full screen presentation
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Coney Island, PBS ; directed by Ric Burns ; produced by Ric Burns and Buddy Squires ; written by Richard Snow ; produced for the American Experience ; a production of WGBH Boston, WNET/Thirteen, New York, and KCET, Los Angeles
Publication
Copyright
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
Introduction -- Sodom by the sea -- Escape from respectability -- City of Fire -- Luna Park -- Dreamland -- Perfecting the pleasure principle -- May 21, 1911: Dreamland burns -- Nickel empire -- Forever closed: But not forgotten -- Credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.)
Isbn
9781415702260
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887050562
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Publisher number
  • 705056
  • CONY601
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocm62869199
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; stereo; full screen presentation
Video recording format
DVD

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