LUNA PARK: CLEVELAND’S FAIRYLAND OF PLEASURE.

LunaParkClevelend[Book: David W. Francis & Diane Demali Francis – 1996 – 22x28cm – 156 Pages – Many B&W photos]. When Luna Park in Coney Island, New York, opened in 1903, outdoor entertainment was dramatically changed in America and the world. In 1905, another Luna Park opened on Cleveland’s (Ohio) east side to rival Euclid Beach, which began operation ten years earlier. Like its east coast namesake, Cleveland’s Luna Park dazzled visitors with a fantastic display of electric illumination and eclectic architecture. Within these pages the story is told of Cleveland’s other park, that was among the city’s favourite summer spots from 1905 until the end of the 1929 season, when it closed forever. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.