Crystal Beach in Color is a compilation of photos celebrating Crystal Beach Park. It is a commemorative volume to mark the quarter century that has elapsed since the park closed its gates forever after the 1989 season.

Rare color images capture the best of the midway from the late 1950s through the 1980s in a retrospective of a lost Niagara Frontier treasure.

By day or night, Crystal Beach Park was a kaleidoscope of sound, motion, color, and art in architecture that all generations can now contemplate through the photographs within this special volume.

Chapter 1: Positive Spins presents many of the rides on the midway invented to disorient riders. Need for Speed - a compendium of photos of the roller coasters of Crystal Beach - some taken from locations off limits to the general public, comprises Chapter 2. Midway Favorites - Chapter 3, is dedicated to the rides that were fun, maybe a little scary, but did not spin or intimidate like the coasters. The midway was magically transformed into a fantasy land when the lights came on at sunset seen in Chapter 4, Night Lights. Chapter 5 - Art Deco Architecture of Crystal Beach is a synopsis about the man behind the Jetsons-like design to many of the ride entrances and building facades from the 1940s through the 1970s. Some rare color images of the Canadiana are found in Chapter 6 - Canadiana in Color. This commemorative volume would not be complete without photos of the park before the advent of color film in Chapter 7,  unabashedly titled Crystal Beach Park Before Color.



Crystal Beach in Color features...
Over 200 color images spanning more than 35 years from the mid 1950s through 1989

More than 50 b/w images some dating as far back as the early 1900

Photo captions and chapter introductions.

154  8.5"x11" pages, SOFT COVER, professionally printed on premium, heavy bond, gloss paper.
ISBN: 978-0-9796632-4-6

 
ALSO AVAILABLE IN A LIMITED EDITION HARD COVER

Includes index and contributor bios.
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