VIDEO: Coney Island Rides and Amusements, 1969

I took this film in 16mm in 1969 when I when I was in art school. The film deteriorated over the years before I committed it to DVD. That’s one of the things I like about it, the look of it being old, like some object washed up on the beach. I see a few of you said you found it creepy. Yay!

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  1. Jim says:

    Great video!

  2. Sheila says:

    This is a little film I made when I was in art school. It was shot in 16mm film. Over the years the film disintegrated, which is one of the things I like about it, the look of its being old.

  3. Peggy says:

    To me your film shows Coney Island as both creepy and exciting–the figures are creepy, the rides are exciting–an interesting background for your novel. What made you pick it?


    • Sheila says:

      Peggy, I made that little film myself in art school. I took it with 16mm film and edited it way back in 1969.

  4. Marilyn Jones says:

    I didn’t realize you made this film. I like it because it is such a uniquely distinctive statement. Coney Island feels creepy, fascinating and exciting. The film creates a mood that makes me want to read your book.

  5. Jane Ryder says:

    Very cool!

  6. Sheila H. says:

    You have me hooked. Looking forward to enjoying the entire book.

  7. linda zises says:

    this film is wonderful, unique, it links you to the famous coney island and coney island to the soon to be famous you. I eagerly await the book.

    your drawings are spectacular. not to be forgotten easily..

  8. John Sosh says:

    You’re right- Looksold & kinda of spooky. Liked the Foftune Teller too.

  9. Ray Berthiaume says:

    Sheila, is there some NY historic group that would love to have your film?. It should be preserved for many viewers. I loved it.

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