Tag Archives // Coney Island

Coney Island USA Benefit – Amazing Night for All!

[Translate] CONEY ISLAND USA BENEFIT SPECTACULAR The Great Fredini (Fred Kahl) and Coney Island USA founder/director Dick Zigun. Adam Bishop and Patrick David Wall Bambi The Mermaid and Chuck Varga Reverend Billy and his megaphone reached out to all those present Read the full article…

Vintage Coney Island Postcards

[Translate] STEEPLECHASE PARK – World-Famous Amusement Park at Coney Island. The most popular seaside resort in the metropolitan area. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Swimming Pool, Parachute Jump and Ferris Wheel in Steeplechase Park, Surf Avenue, Coney Island, NY. ~ Read the full article…

Mermaid Parade @Coney Island USA – Saturday, June 20th, 2015

[Translate] The Mermaid Parade is the largest art parade in the nation. A celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside, it showcases over 1,500 creative individuals from all over the five boroughs and beyond, opening the summer Read the full article…

1932 Video of Coney Island’s Steeplechase Park – British Pathe

[Translate] Coney Island’s Steeplechase Park was an amazing place to visit and play. Here is a video from the British Pathe archives of that wonderful park and some of the rides that it provided. Also, at Luna Park we see Read the full article…

Chris Allison – @ 2009 at Coney Island Sideshow – “Coney Island Chris”

[Translate] Chris Allison and I did a series of ‘promo’ shots for his “Coney Island Chris” website. The side show at Coney Island was still active and run by John Strong. Chris Allison had this to say about the day: Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Interview with Coney Island USA’s Dick Zigun

[Translate] Dick Zigun is referred to as the 'Mayor of Coney Island'. Having founded Coney Island USA over 30 years ago he continues to bring events, spectacle and excitement all the time to the ever changing people magnet known internationally Read the full article…

“The Lost Tribe of Coney Island” – A new book by Claire Prentice

[Translate] THE LOST TRIBE OF CONEY ISLAND Headhunters, Luna Park, and the Man Who Pulled Off the Spectacle of the Century ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Entrance to Luna Park in 1905. (Copyright Library of Congress.) ~ ~ ~ ~ Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals interview with Scott Baker ‘out-takes’.

[Translate] During the interview I did with Scott Baker back in 2012 I ask that we have some 'cut away' shots. They were so good I have to post them now! Here is the link to original interview done January Read the full article…

TOPSY TURVY – Coney Island Artists and the Amusement Utopia @ Deutsche Bank

[Translate] Here is a photograph I took of the painting by Marie A. Roberts.  This is the first piece of art you see as you enter the hallway. Marie A Robert’s painting. “Circus Sideshow” My visit to the lower level Read the full article…

The Clown Un_Mask – Chris Allison

[Translate] Chris Allison in the my studio hallway. Chris Allison performing his “Coney Island Chris” sideshow performer. Eating a light bulb some times has it’s consequences. ‘Coney Island Chris’ performing in a village comedy club. To see ‘Coney Island Chris’ perform Read the full article…