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.
Each DVD purchased 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: 1
• Run Time: 1 hour (+3 Shorts)
• Video: Color
• Region 0 encoding; Can be played worldwide, NTSC-format.
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 29 November, 2011.