Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Playland-Not-at-the-Beach, Too

Playland-Not-at-the-Beach contains many artifacts from the original Whitney's Playland-at-the-Beach, a popular attraction at San Francisco's Ocean Beach from 1928 to 1972.

I was immediately drawn to Walking Charley, a life-sized composite of original parts from hand-carved wooden characters that decorated the original Playland Funhouse in the company of Laughing Sal.

Check out the documentary Remembering Playland at the Beach, rich with archival footage of thrilling, sexist and sometimes dangerous rides and attractions at Playland.

For more on Playland and the documentary: http://m.sfgate.com/movies/article/Review-Remembering-Playland-3191379.php

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