Saturday, September 22, 2012

Little Nemo's Slumberland and Coney Island

Above is a link to a fascinating documentary on Coney Island.  Beautiful and horrifying, the story of Luna Park and Dreamland was the birthing place for Little Nemo's adventures in Slumberland, Winsor McCay's fabulous comic strip which ran from 1905 to 1925.  All the lavish architecture and circus atmosphere of  Slumberland was realized in these two parks that thrilled and terrified visitors through out the early 1900's.

If you are unfamiliar with either Coney Island or Little Nemo, they are well worth looking into.  Both are the stuff of dreams.

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