Crystal Beach Live: Buffalo & Toronto Entertainers & More (The History of Crystal Beach, Volume 2)

By: Kae, William E.

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First edition - a paperback original. 2009 Large Softcover. 232 pp. Black-and-white photographs throughout text. A compendium of entertainers from the Buffalo and Toronto metropolitan areas who performed at Crystal Beach Park throughout its 100 seasons. The first half covers a long forgotten Crystal Beach entertainment format: acrobats, daredevils, athletics, and other thrill-show style acts - some originating from the Niagara Frontier. The second half of the volume focuses on a century of musical entertainment drawn from the Niagara region. Within Crystal Beach Live are the profiles of bands and musicians from all eras that appeared at Crystal Beach: Brass Bands (1890s-1910s); Jazz (1920s-1930s); Big Bands (1940s-1950s); Polka Bands (1950s-1960s); Rock Groups and the return of the Big Bands during the 1980s. Includes full coverage of the Crystal Beach Dance Marathon of 1928, a detailed profile and rare photos of long-time Buffalo orchestra leader Harold Austin, the first authorized biography of Benny Louis and his Orchestra, coverage of three Miss New York State pageants held at Crystal Beach, Artie Shaw's infamous 1939 appearance.

Title: Crystal Beach Live: Buffalo & Toronto Entertainers & More (The History of Crystal Beach, Volume 2)

Author: Kae, William E.

Categories: New York, Music,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cyclone Books: 2009

ISBN Number: 0979663210

ISBN Number 13: 9780979663215

Binding: Large Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2298871

Keywords: LOCAL HISTORY BUFFALO NEW YORK NY CRYSTAL BEACH ENTERTAINERS,