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Vintage Las Vegas
Circus Circus, Las Vegas, 1977. This is not a horror movie still, but a scene designed to attract the business of actual families in 1970's Las Vegas. The clown is Blinko, hired by the resort as ambassador of goodwill, strolling the midway, greeting guests and inflating balloons for children. Blinko (Ernie Burch) retired from Circus Circus in 1990 and was honored by hotel officials and fellow performers.
Detroit’s First Amusement Park: Electric Park
Electric Park, Detroit's first mammoth amusement enterprise, opened May 26, 1906, near the Belle Isle Bridge approach. The Free Press heralded the opening of the park, "Detroit's new Electric Park will be one of the largest in the world. Rome, with its seven hills will be a poor second to the roller coaster which is to be installed on the western site of the park. Here will be found l4 hills and any amount of hilarious fun my be derived within the enclosure."