Laugh Your Troubles Away: The Complete History of Riverview Park

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Release Date: 2004
Exempt from classification
Region coding:
Not region coded
Running Time:
68 minutes
Sharpshooters Productions, Inc

The premier video documentary on Chicago's Riverview Amusement Park has just got even better! Sharpshooter Productions has completely redone its 1994 video for 2004. Hosted by Emmy Award nominee Norm Cherry, LAUGH YOUR TROUBLES AWAY traces the development and changes of the park, as seen through postcards, vintage ads, historic photographs taken by the official park photographers, and motion pictures.

The LAUGH YOUR TROUBLES AWAY documentary is the product of years of research by Derek Gee and personal experiences collected by collaborator Ralph Lopez, who worked at the park for 11 years and is a founding member of the National Amusement Park Historical Association. Ralph's vast knowledge of the park is blended with historical facts and photos from contemporary sources dating as early as 1879, including The Chicago Tribune, Billboard magazine for the amusement industry, and Riverview's own publicity photos. This unique mix makes LAUGH YOUR TROUBLES AWAY the most comprehensive and factual history of Riverview available today.

Greyhound coaster, The Bobs, Comet coaster, Flying Turns, Fireball, Jetstream, Pair-O-Chutes, Strat-O-Stat, as well as rare Universal newsreel film, and exclusive photos taken by the park itself!

DVD contains bonus Sing-a-Long, Radio Spot, Stills gallery, and additional Bobs coaster footage.

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