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".
Uncut version, includes material not seen in the broadcast.
Producer: Ric Burns, Buddy Squires, Lisa Ades, Margaret Drain
Executive Producer: Judy Crichton
Production Company: Steeplechase Films
Production Year: 2000
Copyright Year: 1991
Director: Ric Burns
Narrator: Philip Bosco
Actors: Andrei Codrescu, Vincent Gardenia, Judd Hirsch, Nathan Lane, John Mahoney, Jerry Orbach, George Plimpton, Lois Smith, Frances Sternhagen, Eli Wallach
Writers: Richard Snow
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 68 minutes
Audio Format: Stereo
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