The DVD, Lincoln Park Remembered,
is made from six rare, 35mm and 16mm professionally-made films
dating as early as 1920. Five of the films are from the archives of
Lincoln Park historian Jim Grasela. In this presentation, film
editor John K. Robson has crafted together some of the more animated
and thrilling scenes and takes us on a heartfelt journey through
this magical place.
The film opens in 1920, as we board
the trolley, arrive at the park, and ride with the children on the
coaster, carousel, swings and roundabouts. Then, unique footage from
1947 walks us through an authentic New England clambake from
preparing the open fire, to baking then serving thousands of clams
in the grand picnic pavilion. Later, in a lively film made in 1950,
we journey through the park from the walkway on Route 6 to the Fun
House, the Penny Arcade and many rides along the midway.
In 1954, TV-personality Nancy Byers
guides us on a whirlwind tour as she narrates for the "folks at
home". Ms. Byers takes us on boat rides and airplanes, through
concessions and games, and finally on a heart-stopping ride aboard
the famous roller coaster. In 1958, a colour film shows us a raucous
time with the children at the First Annual Fall River Diocese Picnic
Outing. Toward the film's end, editor Robson puts together a series
of still images representing Lincoln Park from 1894 to the present.
Many of these images are from private collections and lend a
Enjoy this long journey through a
fabulous place that touched so many generations, and relive the
romance, gaiety, freedom and fun of another time, not so long ago.
Click here for discount
theme park tickets!