Mark Breyer

Outside talker at the World in Wax Musee and lifeguard in the 1950's and 60's

Mark Breyer
Interview Date:
February 1 2007


Mark Breyer grew up in Coney Island in the 1950's and 60's. He worked in a variety of jobs, from dry cleaning boy to outside talker at the World in Wax Musee to lifeguard on the beach. In this interview he recalls fetching fish for the then-new aquarium, the colorful characters who ran the wax museum and the dangers of being a lifeguard in Coney circa 1964. He also recreates his ballies and spiels for the Museum, the Slot Car Games and a cotton candy stand.