Oral History Archive

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Joe Rollino
103 year old former Coney Island strongman and boxer
John Landi
Worked at the RKO Tilyou Theater
Leni Schwendinger
Parachute Jump lighting designer
Morris Egert
Polish immigrant finds success with an Italian food stand in 1950s Coney Island
Joe Lazzaro
A member of the Iceberg Athletic Club from 1971-2007
Dave Galler
Took the 13th Ave. trolley
Carol and Dennis Thompson
First visit since 1961
Pat Lingenbach
Avid weekender in Coney Island
John Strong
Sideshow Proprietor
Joe Rysz
Visited Coney Island from Massachusetts as a boy
Robert Maxwell
Roller coaster restorer and enthusiast
Stephanie Norr and Betty Cohn
Shared their 1950's childhood under the boardwalk
Wally Roberts
The King of Jones Walk
Vivian Palo
Loved growing up and raising children in Coney Island
Walter "Shorty" Arsenault
Long-time manager of Astroland's Kiddieland
José Beth Smolensky
Juilliard trained musician whose family owned Washington Baths
Tommy Smith
Grew up in a Coney Island bungalow
Karen Thumann
On her three year photo project