SMILE: A PICTURE HISTORY OF OLYMPIC PARK.

SmileOlympicPark[Book: Alan A. Siegel – 1983 – 21x28cm – 176 Pages – Many B&W photos]. Time has forever stilled the hurdy-gurdy lilt of the fabulous Merry-Go-Round. The screams of the roller coaster’s riders, the sparkling patter of the Penny Pitch operator, the rumbling of the Dodgem cars and the clanking of the Whip are no more. The roller rink, the beer garden, the funny mirrors and buttered popcorn are gone forever. Enjoyed by tens of millions during her 79-year reign, Olympic Park (Irvington, New Jersey) has disappeared into history, legend and nostalgia. The history of Olympic Park begins over a century ago, when life was simpler and a summertime outing was a delightful Sunday tradition. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.