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  • Film, Video

    Shooting the chutes /

    From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A lively scene on the famous water chutes at Coney Island.

    • Contributor: White, James H. (james Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Hendricks (gordon) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1896
  • Film, Video

    Rube and Mandy at Coney Island /

    This film records a trip around Coney Island by a couple made up as country bumpkins. The camera placement shows their entrance, exit, and participation in the various concessions. In the next-to-last scene, the two approach a hot dog stand, and each buys a hot dog and eats it in a greedy manner while walking toward the camera. In the final scence, the camera ...

    • Contributor: Porter, Edwin S. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
  • Film, Video

    Shooting the chutes, Luna Park, Coney Island /

    The camera was positioned to view the shoot-the-chutes concession from the best location. A special added attraction for the entertainment of the spectators is a man in a swimming suit who rides down the shoot-the-chutes on one ski.

    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
  • Film, Video

    Children in the surf, Coney Island /

    Seven small children can be seen from the low angle camera position; the camera is pointed out to sea. The children are holding hands and wading in the surf. Beyond them can be seen three adults. At the end of the film, there is only one child in a white bathing costume holding a sailboat. Beyond the child toward the ocean is a large ...

    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
  • Film, Video

    The American experience. Coney Island / Catalog Record Only

    Tells the story of Coney Island from its emergence in the mid-nineteenth century, when Coney Island was called "Sodom by the Sea," through the heyday of the spectacular amusement parks that flourished there at the turn of the century, to its demise after World War II.

    • Date: 1991
  • Film, Video

    [Coney Island parade] / Catalog Record Only

    Shots of spectators and a parade at Coney Island. On a beach road people in cars and children on bicycles wait for the parade. Downtown the sidewalks are filled with spectators. Signs on the buildings include: "Pabst Hotel, 5 cents, Pabst Blue Ribbon 5 cents on draught here, Moving Pictures" and "Through Elevated Trains and Trolley Cars to New York and all points in ...

    • Date: 1910
  • Film, Video

    The diving horse / Catalog Record Only

    Performance of a horse diving from a tower 40 feet high into the water at the Shoot the Chutes pond at Coney Island, New York. The horse leaps into the water, is led out by a man and repeats the trick.

    • Date: 1899
  • Film, Video

    Eager lips / Catalog Record Only

    Paula, a worldly-wise dancer in Billy Armstrong's Varieties at Coney Island, promises to look after Mary Lee, the innocent daughter of a dying actress. Mary joins the troupe as a dancer and becomes a big hit. Tony Tyler, owner of a rival sideshow and Billy's landlord, decides to seduce her over to his side, commences to trowl on the charm and promises to renew ...

    • Date: 1927
  • Film, Video

    Mystic Shriner's Day, Dreamland, Coney Island / Catalog Record Only

    A parade of Mystic Shriners in ritual costumes and traditional hats, carrying a banner reading "Mecca"; some walk, some are mounted on horses, a few ride on camels and on one elephant. Many men and women in street dress walk casually in the parade. Single camera position from high angle.

    • Date: 1905
  • Film, Video

    Omnibus. Catalog Record Only

    An episode of the television cultural anthology series consisting of 5 episodes of varying lengths. Both The Little fugitive and Struggle for survival are excerpts from films bearing those titles.

    • Date: 1953
  • Film, Video

    [Woodmen at Coney Island] Catalog Record Only

    A parade of Woodmen of the World at Coney Island. Men wearing suits, hats, banners, and flowers in their lapels lead off the procession, followed by a marching band. Next appear groups of men in different uniforms carrying axes as they march. One group carries two large banners which read "Harlem Camp". More men, these in white uniforms, appear carrying axes; another band marches ...

    • Date: 1901
  • Film, Video

    Coney Island at night / Catalog Record Only

    Shows concessions at Thompson and Dundy's Luna Park and Dreamland on Coney Island. Taken at night by the light of the concessions themselves. Shows both close-up and distance shots, elevated and at street level. The titles of the film could have been photographed on the spot, however, they seem to have been contrived for this film by the use of stop-action photography.

    • Date: 1905