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Introduction

Bryant Simon

in Boardwalk of Dreams: Atlantic City and the Fate of Urban America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167535
eISBN:
9780199789016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167535.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter begins with a description of Atlantic City during its heyday as a popular tourist destination between 1916 and 1965, its sharp decline in the 1970s, and resurgence as a ... More


Staging Utopia on the Boardwalk

Bryant Simon

in Boardwalk of Dreams: Atlantic City and the Fate of Urban America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167535
eISBN:
9780199789016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167535.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey, reigned as a middle-class “American Utopia”, giving middle-class visitors a safe and comfortable place where they could show off by imitating the rich. The ... More


The Last Picture Shows

Bryant Simon

in Boardwalk of Dreams: Atlantic City and the Fate of Urban America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167535
eISBN:
9780199789016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167535.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Atlantic City's final years as the Queen of Resorts coincided with what a number of scholars have dubbed “the golden age of American cinema”. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people went to the ... More


Rebuilding the Crowd

Bryant Simon

in Boardwalk of Dreams: Atlantic City and the Fate of Urban America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167535
eISBN:
9780199789016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167535.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

By the 1960s, many thought of Atlantic City as a dead shark. George Hamid, Sr., his son George Hamid, Jr., and Pauline Hill, three influential players on the local scene, also knew that the city — ... More


. The Arrival of Nina Simone ~ June 1954–June 1956 ~

Nadine Cohodas

in Princess Noire: The Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807872437
eISBN:
9781469602240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882740_cohodas.9
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses how Eunice got to Atlantic City, New Jersey through her students. Eunice's destination was a beachfront resort town about an hour's drive from Philadelphia that was famous for ... More


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