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Author Frank, Robin Jaffee.

Title Coney Island : visions of an American dreamland, 1861-2008 / Robin Jaffee Frank.

Publication Info. Hartford, Connecticut : Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, in association with Yale University Press, New Haven, [2015]


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  974.7 FRANK    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  974.7 FRA    On Display
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  974.7 FRANK    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  791.06 F85    Check Shelf
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  974.7 FRANK    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  974.704 F85C    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Bishop's Corner Branch - Non Fiction  974.704 FRANK    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  974.704 FRANK    Check Shelf
Description xvii, 286 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Note Published in conjunction with an exhibition organized by the Wadworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, January 31-May 31, 2015.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [266]-275) and index.
Contents Speculating at Coney Island (John F. Kasson) -- Visions of an American dreamland: Down at Coney Isle (1861-1894) / Robin Jaffee Frank -- The world's greatest playground (1895-1929) / R.J.Frank -- The nickel empire (1930-1939) / R.J. Frank -- A Coney Island of the mind (1940-1961) / R.J. Frank -- Requiem for a dream (1962-2008) / R.J. Frank -- Cinema by the seashore: Twins of the amusement world (1895-1920) / Charles Musser and Josh Glick -- Creating the Hollywood couple (1927-1949) / Josh Glick -- Cameras at Coney (1940-1953) / Charles Musser -- Nostalgia, nightmares, and the spirit of resilience (1971-2008) / Josh Glick -- Political in nature: the new Coney Island / Charles Denson.
Subject Amusement parks -- New York (State) -- New York -- Pictorial works.
Coney Island (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- Pictorial works.
Coney Island (New York, N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works.
Coney Island (New York, N.Y.) -- Pictorial works.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works.
Added Author Denson, Charles, contributor.
Glick, Josh, contributor.
Kasson, John F., 1944- contributor.
Musser, Charles, contributor.
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.
ISBN 9780300189902
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