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BEVERLY PARK: L.A.'s Kiddieland, 1943-74

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by: Retro Image Publishing
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Publication Date: July 26, 2012
Book Size: 6" x 9"
Pages: 107
Binding: Perfect Bound
ISBN: 9781620301883

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Book Synopsis
Before there was a Beverly Center, there was Beverly Park. Located in Los Angeles, California, on the corner of Beverly Boulevard and La Cienega, "kiddieland" was one of Southern California's most popular attractions for over 30 years, where countless families, Hollywood celebrities, and divorced parents brought their children almost every weekend. Even Walt Disney took his daughters to Beverly Park when he was developing Disneyland and hired owner Dave Bradley as a consultant. Whether it was the kiddie rides or the birthday parties, kids kept coming back for more. Down the street was Beverly Ponyland where little boys and girls were whisked around a track by their favorite pony. This book documents the history of Beverly Park, featuring 175 never-before-published photographs.
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About The Author
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Jay Jennings is an author, filmmaker, and amusement park historian who grew up in Los Angeles in the 1970s. After graduating from Beverly Hills High School, he attended Columbia College Hollywood, after which he embarked on a successful career as a writer-director. His first book, "Knott's Berry Farm: The Early Years", was published in 2009. Jennings currently lives with his fiancé, Maria, in Hollywood, California.
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