A full length documentary about San Francisco’s famous 10-acre seaside amusement park, Playland at the Beach. Located next to Ocean Beach, it was torn down in 1972 to make way for a condominium development. Gone now for more than 3 decades, it remains one of the city’s lost treasures. Go back in time to see Laffing Sal, the Fun House, the Carousel, the Big Dipper, the Diving Bell, Dark Mystery, Limbo, Fun-tier Town, and much, much more, all through the eyes of the people who were there. Packed full of historical photos and footage, a treat for any amusement park fan. The first and only documentary ever made about Playland.
DVD Includes 3 short subjects on Playland at the Beach including a clip of the Bob Lesoine musical "The Year They Tore Down Playland", Dave Warren explaining the workings of the Camera Obscura, and Charlie Moran's recreation of part of Playland at the Beach as seen on display at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach in El Cerrito.
Sutro's:The Palace at Lands End
A full length documentary film about San Francisco's privately owned swimming, ice skating and museum complex built in the late 19th century. Once the world's largest swimming pool establishment, the building burnt down in 1966. The ruins remain today. Journey back in time to revisit Sutro Baths when it was in full operation. See: The Seven Pools, Sutro Railway, Merry Way, Sutro's Cliff House, Ice Skating Rink, Egyptian Mummy Museum, Tom Thumb Exhibit, Musee Mecanique, Torture Museum, Lord's Last Supper, Ito, Giggling Ghost, 1963 & 1966 Fires, Sutro Ruins, and much, much more. A nostalgic trip back in time told by historians and the people that were there.
Through interviews, film footage, and hundreds of photographs, this film not only allows us to relearn and finally understand Sutro Baths' history, but also to feel and experience it. 84 minutes in length.
This DVD set from our museum comes with an authentic artifact from the 1950s Whitney's Playland and a gift from our Museum of Fun.
• Number of Discs: 2
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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 05 May, 2010.
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