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STEEPLECHASE COME BACK Photo: Abe Feinstein
Coney Island Hysterical Society mural, 2200 sq. feet, 1983
THE CONEY ISLAND HYSTERICAL SOCIETY was founded by Richard Eagan & Philomena Marano in 1982 as an artist/ activist group dedicated to Coney Island revitalization through the arts input.
The mural was the Society's first major on site project, painted to act as a firewall to halt the decline enveloping the West end of the amusement area.
Many thanks to those who helped us realize this project: Nathan's Famous, The Department of Cultural Affairs/ Materials for the Arts and special thanks to the memory of artist, JB Connors.
"Steeplechase Come Back' appeared in Ric Burns 1991 PBS documentary, CONEY ISLAND
and in Richard Snow's book, CONEY ISLAND , A POSTCARD JOURNEY TO THE CITY OF FIRE,
Brightwaters Press, 1989.
"Quote by Richard Snow to be added......
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