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The kid of Coney Island : Fred Thompson and the rise of American amusements

Author: Woody Register
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A generation before Walt Disney, Fred Thompson was the "boy-wonder" of American popular amusements. At the turn of the 20th century, Thompson's entrepreneurial drive made him into an entertainment mogul who helped to define the popular culture of his day. In this lively biography, cultural historian Woody Register tells the remarkable story of Thompson and examines the transformation of commerce and entertainment  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Fred Thompson; Fred Thompson; Fred Thompson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Woody Register
ISBN: 0195167325 9780195167320 0195144937 9780195144932
OCLC Number: 53871120
Notes: Originally published: 2001.
Awards: Winner of Selected as a Library Journal Best Book of 2001.
Description: xi, 400 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Uncle Sam's a boy at play --
The moon for a plaything : Fred Thompson's apprenticeship in play, 1873-1901 --
Life is only a merry-go-round : Luna Park, 1903-13 --
New York's gigantic toy : the Hippodrome, 1902-6 --
Millionaires and monsters : melodramas of consumption, 1906-12 --
We're playing games : the toyland of Peter Pan culture, 1912-30 --
A kindergarten preacher in toys.
Responsibility: Woody Register.

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A generation before Walt Disney, Fred Thompson was the "boy-wonder" of American popular amusements. At the turn of the 20th century, Thompson's entrepreneurial drive made him into an entertainment  Read more...

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