Saturday, November 22, 2014

More Playland-not-at-the-Beach

Playland-not-at-the-Beach is stuffed with 30+pinball machines, arcade games, a hand-carved miniature circus, multiple artifacts from the Sutro Baths and the original Playland in San Francisco, etc., etc., etc.

There are many "Laughing Sal" mannequins.  The one I drew (below) was created for Playland-not-at-the-Beach and is called "Sinister Sal."  One history of Playland describes Sal's continuous laugh as "a drunken yelping guffaw, an evil cackle, the uninhibited outburst of someone going out of her mind."  After sitting in the same room as Sal to sketch for the evening, I'd agree with that description! 

Sign and prizes for one of the old carnival games of skill.

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