THE KID OF CONEY ISLAND.

TheKidOfConeyIsland[Book: Woody Register – 2001 – 16x24cm – 400 Pages]. A generation before Walt Disney, Fred Thompson was the “boy-wonder” of American popular amusements. At the turn of the twentieth century, Thompson’s entrepreneurial drive made him into an entertainment mogul who helped to define the popular culture of his day. This is the remarkable story of Thompson and examines the transformation of commerce and entertainment as American society moved into an era of mass marketing and large-scale corporate enterprise. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Fair.