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carousels of Coney Island. by Roland Summit

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Published by [s.n.] in [U.S.A.] .
Written in English

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Offprint from unknown source.

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Open LibraryOL19928024M

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A Pictorial History of the Carousel by Frederick Fried. Already the classic reference work on carou sels and band organs. A beautiful, profusely illus­trated book that is a must for anyone interested in carousels and their carvers. 9"xl2", pp. Pub­lished at $ Limited supply at $ Revised Aug The following list of carousels covers just the more noted, and of course, documented carousels of Coney Island. Many are missing! For example the city of Gravesend licensed 14 carousels in , and Weinstein in his doctoral thesis stated that by between $75, and $, had been invested in carousels at Coney. The colorful story of Cafesjian’s Carousel, available at the ticket office; Eric Pahlke, Treasures from the Golden Age, East Coast Carousels, ISBN: and Treasures from the Golden Age, West Coast Carousels, ISBN: ; William Manns, Peggy Shank, and Marianne Stevens, Painted Ponies: American Carousel Art, ISBN   Together they created the ultimate Coney Island-style carousel. One of these was the Feltman Carousel of Coney Island. Feltman is also credited as the inventor of the hot dog in Coney Island in Luna Park was a city of white and gold. It started to turn Coney Island .

Kevin speaks lovingly and sadly of the 49 years he lived in Coney Island, remembering his dear friends and employers at the The Bishoff & Brienstein Carousell (the B&B for short) and regretting what is to become of his home under the new. Painstakingly restored to a former grandeur, the B& B Carousell incorporates the work of four distinct masters of Coney Island style craftmanship and artistry: William F. Mangels, Marcus Charles Illions, Charles Carmel, and August Wolfinger and is the centerpiece of the Steeplechase Plaza and a signature attraction at Luna Park in Coney Island. Both a timeless work of art and an entertaining ride for all .   by David Bartholomew. Highlights include: A detailed look at 8 carousels, private collections, carvers/collectors/restorers, a carousel convention, and a record-setting auction, as well as intimate, revealing conversations and recollections from pillars of the carousel community including; Marianne Stevens, Rol and Jo Summit, Bud Hurlbut, Nina Fraley, J. O. Davis, John Daniel and Bill Manns.   The B&B Carousell, a magnificent horse attraction and Coney Island’s last remaining historic carousel, underwent a meticulous restoration process from .

Carousels had a long and colorful development before they reached Coney Island, of course. The notion of swirling in a dizzying circle was probably well established before people gave up swinging on vines for transportation and pleasure. Amusement machines constructed for a similar purpose have been documented since Byzantine times. Looff was the earliest and most successful of the Coney Island carousel started in Coney Island, New York, and then moved his factory to Crescent Park in East Providence, Rhode Island, where his showpiece carousel still operates. In Looff moved his family and factory to Long Beach, California, where he remained until his. I came across this book after hearing, “My Life Under Glass” on Radio 4 – a documentary about Dr Martin Couney’s Infant Incubator exhibit, bizarrely situated at Coney Island. This is the story of how a sideshow doctor saved thousands of lives and transformed medicine, though exhibiting premature babies in a sideshow s: The B&B Carousell is a historic carousel at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York City. It was built by Coney Island-based manufacturer William F. Mangels c. –, with wooden horses carved by Marcus Illions. The carousel has been relocated and refurbished several times over its history. The B&B Carousell has been located in Luna Park since The "Carousell" in the attraction's name is .