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Funtown USA 1968 Amusement Business Photo

This is a b/w night shot of Funtown USA from a page of the February 3, 1968, edition of Amusement Business magazine.

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Skee-Ball Illegal

While researching and writing for the film documentary over the weekend, I came across the comic strip in the third image below.  It’s hard to believe that skee-ball (a/k/a skee roll, ski-ball) and other boardwalk amusement games such as skilo, fascination, and stop-and-go were once illegal in New Jersey (1956-1959).  66 more words

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The Beach Boys - Tunney, Groffie, Kehoe, Luciano & Palermo

Occasionally, a little luck finds its way to me.  I recently purchased this edition of Amusement Business magazine solely because it was published in 1967 – the year I was born (I was two months old when this edition was published).  31 more words

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Double Ferris Wheel

I have to admit…I don’t remember this ride. I’ve tried, but I was only 4 years old when this photo appeared in the Review. Looks like a lot of fun though! 119 more words

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W. Cimorelli and the Gaming Law Battle of the 1980s

Wayne Cimorelli helped lead the fight to change the gaming laws in the early 1980s.  This Amusement Business Magazine article is nearly 30 years old and summarizes the battle successfully fought by Wayne and other New Jersey game operators. 61 more words

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Casino Fishing Pier After The Fire

From the November 6, 1965, edition of Amusement Business Magazine…The fire referenced in the article is the June 10, 1965, fire. Click your mouse with the cursor over the image to expand the article.

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Bob Bennett and the Sonic Blaster

This article appeared in the December 3, 1966, edition of Amusement Business magazine. Sonic Blaster toy guns – resembling military bazooka rocket launchers – were purchased by Boardwalk businessmen Bob Bennett and Carmen Ricci and brought to Seaside Heights after Mattel withdrew the guns from the general market. 43 more words

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