CONEY ISLAND II.

DVD_ConeyIsland2[DVD: Encore Home Video – 1936~ – 59 mins]. Coney Island films from 1939 to 1954. [1] “Movietone Newsreel” segment (1939 / 1:33) with comedian Lew Lehr with the opening of the 1939 season. [2] “Chimp’s Jamboree” (1945 / 9:26) is a recutting of “Shorty at Coney Island” (1936). [3] “Nickel Heaven” (1939 / 8:54) takes a look at the decay setting in at Coney Island and ponders the future, which has almost come true. [4] “Coney Island” (1938-9 / 9:32) was produced by Eugene Castle for the home movie market. [5] “Carnival” (1941 / 8:03) is a curiously named short made for schools. [6] “Coney Island USA” (1954 / 19:53) International Prize Winner – Venice Film Festival. The gaudy razzle-dazzle of the World’s Greatest Amusement Park entering her final glory years. ANDY SHINE SAYS: I enjoyed watching the rides and attractions of yesterday. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.