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"Gwynn Oak Park - Final Days"
on DVD  $14.99

Gwynn Oak Park - Final Days on DVD

Gwynn Oak Amusement Park in West Baltimore met its demise in 1972 during Hurricane Agnes. This short film was produced as a nostalgic flashback including actual footage of Gwynn Oak during its heyday and the abandoned ruins of the park in 1974. This 7-minute DVD makes a wonderful gift to bring back memories.

Gwynn Oak Park - Final Days on DVD

Gwynn Oak Park Carousel 1948

Filmmaker Bill Spicer (two years old)
and his Mom at Gwynn Oak Park in 1948.
- Photo by Harold S. Spicer -

A Piece of Baltimore History  In the 1940s and 50s, filmmaker Bill Spicer lived on Rogers Avenue in West Baltimore, just blocks away from the classic Gwynn Oak Amusement Park. Bill and his mom walked or rode to the park aboard the #32 Woodlawn streetcar.

Setting adjacent to the Gwynn Falls stream, the park met its demise in 1972 during Hurricane Agnes. Bill covered the story for WJZ-TV while working as an Eyewitness News cameraman. The park was abandoned and eventually leveled.

This DVD includes an introduction by Bill about the history of his 16mm project. The 5-minute film features haunting flashbacks from its happier times in the early 60s to Gwynn Oak's final days in 1974. It includes scenes of riding aboard the Rotojets, Butterfly, and Big Dipper roller coaster. Additional scenes from Hershey Park capture the flavor of those wonderful times.

Whether for yourself, a friend or family member, this DVD will surely tug on the  memory. It makes a great gift!

Play a short excerpt from the DVD.

NTSC English Full Frame Color 7 Minutes
DVD is all-region NTSC.

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