Interview with author Michael R. Virgintino.

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Title

Interview with author Michael R. Virgintino.

Description

Michael R. Virgintino talks about writing the book Freedomland U.S..A.: The Definitive History and the history of the amusement park.

Creator

Yonkers Public Library

Source

Michael R. Virgintino

Publisher

Yonkers Public Library

Date

4/16/2019

Relation

Michael R. Virgintino Interview Part 2:
http://archive.ypl.org/items/show/660

Michael R. Virgintino Interview Part 3:
http://archive.ypl.org/items/show/661

Format

MP3

Identifier

2019.029.001

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Michael Walsh

Interviewee

Michael Virgintino

Location

Grinton I. Will Library

Time Summary

1:31-7 Themes at Freedomland U.S.A.
1:50-Freedomland U.S.A. sparked interest in American history for Michael R. Virgintino.
2:45-Michael R. Virgintino began writing about Freedomland 20 years ago.
3:04-9 years ago Freedomland memory page is created on Facebook.
4:51-Publisher approaches Michael R. Virgintino eight years ago about writing a book.
5:15-Book is put together by combining articles and online posts.
6:38-Met 15-20 people who worked at Freedomland U.S..A.
8:25: Newspaper ad about Freedomland was found in a newspaper from Sydney, Australia.
9:27-People with connection to Freedomland reached out to Michael R. Virgintino after the book was published.
10:29-Talking to character actors.
11:51-Spoke to a woman who worked in hospitality at Freedomland that hosted celebrities.
13:11-Michael R. Virgintino describes the Civil War ride at Freedomland.
14:11 Similarities of audio-animatronics at Disneyland and Freedomland.
15:17-Cornelius Vanderbilt Wood, creator of Freedomland, working at Disneyland before creating Freedomland U.S.A.

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Citation

Yonkers Public Library, “Interview with author Michael R. Virgintino.,” Yonkers Public Library Archive, accessed September 17, 2019, http://archive.ypl.org/items/show/594.