The Kid of Coney Island : Fred Thompson and the Rise of American Amusements

By: Register, Woody

Price: $14.72

Quantity: 1 available


In this book the author shows how Fred Thompson got his start as a creator and promoter of carnival shows and the world's fairs, including the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893, and he traces Thompson's career. He was one of the original promoters of Coney Island, where he built Luna Park, and other amusement parks. Thompson built the mammoth Hippodrome Theater in Manhattan, noted for their spectacular (and spectacularly costly) staging effects. He marketed to adult consumers a world of make-believe and childlike play, crafting his own image as "the boy who never grew up. " 399 pages, including photographs throughout the book. The DJ is clipped. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Title: The Kid of Coney Island : Fred Thompson and the Rise of American Amusements

Author: Register, Woody

Categories: Scientists and Inventors,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Oxford University Press, Incorporated: 2001

ISBN: 0195144937

ISBN 13: 9780195144932

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 001136

Keywords: AMUSEMENT PARKS NEW YORK STATE BIOGRAPHY AUTOBIOGRAPHY GENERAL TRAVEL,