Today’s Saturday matinee at ATZ features “Shorty at Coney Island,” a 1936 Paramount short filmed at Steeplechase and Luna Parks. “Coney Island, where a fella can have the time of his life, especially if he’s a baby chimpanzee,” says the narrator. The chimp got to roam the amusement zone, where he was encouraged to ride the Human Pool Table, dangle from the seat of a whirling swing, and climb to the top of the Ferris wheel. They even let him cheat at Skeeball. Don’t expect to see a remake of this classic anytime soon!
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November 25, 2010: Happy Belated Birthday to Harpo Marx
September 27, 2010: Video: The Museum of Wax by Charles Ludlam
September 20, 2010: Movie Monday: Teaser Trailers from the Coney Island Film Festival
April 17, 2010: Our Fave Coney Island Song: Joe McGinty’s Million Dollar Mermaid