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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

New Images Of Old 40s Coney

As with most already seen old Coney videos one is bound to see familiar images. But here in this video are a few more rare shots of Coney circa 1940s. This two-part video was added to YouTube last August of 2007.

Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York Circa 1940 Part I

Musical Documentary about Coney Island Beach and amusement park around 1940.The Barry Sisters sing CONEY ISLAND in YIDDISH/ENGLISH. This is an abridged version of the documentary.

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In part two, the first three minutes is the same as part one but in the last three to six minutes of the video you'll find the more rare footage (including Luna Park).

Coney Island Brooklyn NY 1940 part 2

more of Coney Island Beach and amusement park. Documentary filmed in 1940.

The video begins with the song CONEY ISLAND sung in Yiddish and English by the Barry Sisters. Then it shows a circus with tiger sand their tamer, then it shows more rides such as Steeplechase Mountain ride and other rides. With a musical background.

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posted by Omar Robau @ 4/15/2008 12:34:00 AM 


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