“STEP RIGHT UP FOLKS!”

StepRightUpFolks[Book: Al Griffin – 1974 – 16x23cm – 258 Pages – Few B&W photos]. An affectionate look at a neglected and disappearing form of entertainment – the amusement parks. Remember New York’s Coney Island? Or Chicago’s Riverview? How about your first ride on the Merry-Go-Round? Of course you do. You never forget those things. But the great parks are going – many have already gone – and a way of American life is disappearing. They’re not going without a struggle, naturally. Parks are still around, but seldom in the old style. Chapter Points: The Beginnings; Beginning of the End; Merry-Go-Rounds; Roller Coasters; Ferris Wheels; Flat Rides; The Games; The Refreshments; The Entertainments; Traditional Amusement Parks (state by state); Kiddielands; Theme Parks; Recently Defunct Amusement Parks; Index. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.