Opera House

Surf Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11224

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jflundy on August 14, 2007 at 8:44 am

The elephant was killed because it attacked a couple of sports. They had thought it great fun to give the animal a lighted cigarette in lieu of peanuts. The “beast” was adjudged dangerous. The elephant was electrocuted to make a buck on the public spectacle. It was a novelty to be savored by aficionados of the new technology. A grand time was had by the cultural high life as the elephant fried under high voltage for their diversion.

kencmcintyre on August 13, 2007 at 9:14 am

I saw a documentary on Luna Park when I was in college. It was quite a place. Included was a short film by Thomas Edison which showed the electrocution of an elephant, for reasons I can’t recall. That was kind of depressing.