In Breaking Walls episode 92 we open the summer season with a trip to Coney Island, Brooklyn. The New York city summer locale was frequented in radio programs and by radio performers. It was also, in the days of wireless telegraphy, an important station location … Read MoreBW – EP92: Radio And Coney Island (1906 – 1960)
On Breaking Walls Episode 57, we examine the unique connection between radio during its golden age, and Coney Island during the last of its heyday between the 1930s and 1960s. Many of the original radio performers were vaudeville performers before radio began. In New York, … Read MoreBW – EP57: A History of Coney Island and The American Radio Drama
In 1964, Coney Island’s last remaining large theme park, Steeplechase Park, closed. The rides were auctioned off, and the property was sold to developer Fred Trump, the father of Donald Trump. Trump, convinced that the amusement area would die off once the large theme parks were gone, wanted … Read MoreA Rare Look At Coney Island, Brooklyn in the 1970s with Photographs
The many posters of James Scully!