CrystalBeachInColorKae[Book: William E. Kae – 2014 – 22x28cm – 158 Pages – Many B&W and colour photos]. A compilation of photographs celebrating Crystal Beach Park (Ontario, Canada) marking the quarter century that has elapsed since the park closed its gates forever after the 1989 season. Rare color images capture the best of the midway from the late 1950s through the 1980s in a retrospective look at a lost Niagara Frontier treasure. By day or night, Crystal Beach Park was a kaleidoscope of sound, motion, color and art. Capturing many of the major spin rides and roller coasters, including the park at night, the final pages contain rare 1900 images of the park before the advent of color photography. Chapter Points: Introduction; Positive Spins (spinning rides); Need for Speed (roller coasters); Midway Favorites; Night Lights; Art Deco Architecture of Crystal Beach; Canadiana in Color; Crystal Beach Before Color; Contributors and Acknowledgements; Index. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.


  • Derek Sailors

    Another awesome book by William E Kae. His Century Of Screams book is the only book I have rated a perfect 10/10. This one was awesome but not quite that awesome. This book is all about color photos and not a lot of writing and history. The photos, of course, are fantastic. You must get this one. I give it a 9/10.