A large banner advertises the Headless Girl,
a convincing sideshow magical illusion.
Coney Island was a beach and amusement park in Brooklyn, New York that was a hopping spot in the 1940s. Continue reading “What was Coney Island like in the 1940s?”
Greetings from Coney Island, New York
This atmospheric 1938 article in Fortune Magazine profiles the unique world of Coney Island, including the outside talkers and freak show proprietors. Continue reading “Visit Coney Island in the summer of ’38”
Don’t let him fool you… he was a master.
New York magician Al Flosso (Albert Levinson) loved the theater, vaudeville, con men, and sideshow folk. Continue reading “Al Flosso, the Coney Island Fakir”