Pleasure Pursuit

Molaro, Regina
July 2005
License!;Jul2005, Vol. 8 Issue 6, p62
Trade Publication
Highlights the Coney Island neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, an amusement and entertainment destination with a 150-year history of drawing thrill seekers and beachgoers alike. Efforts of Coney Island USA, a nonprofit arts organization founded in 1983, to develop various programs, including the colorful Mermaid Parade and the Coney Island Circus Sideshow that aim to capture and preserve the area's spirit and American culture; Plans of the organization to use licensing as another means of preserving the seaside destination's spirit and personality; Background on a proposed program that will build upon art from the original Sideshow, and include images of the performers and characters from the show's stage; Availability of an exclusive archive of more than 1,000 vintage Coney Island postcards, as well as art and design elements from the Mermaid Parade and other CIUSA events.


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