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Tillie
Tillie

Tillie is the nickname of two murals of a grinning figure that was painted on the side of the Palace Amusements building in Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States. Tillie is an amusement park "fun face," painted over the winter of 1955-1956. The name Tillie is likely a nod to George C. Tilyou, the owner of Steeplechase Park in Coney Island, NY. A similar grinning face was featured on Steeplechase Park signage. The mural has been featured in movies, TV shows such as The Sopranos, Weird NJ magazine, and a famous photo of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band early in their career. Used with permission of photographer, Carl From a private e-mail to User:Rhobite: Thanks Carl! This work is copyrighted. ... Used with permission of photographer, Carl From a private e-mail to User:Rhobite: Thanks Carl! This work is copyrighted. ... Palace Amusements was a historical indoor amusement park in Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA. It was famous for having one of Americas greatest hand-carved carousels, for its Ferris wheel that carried passengers for more years than any other in history, and for inspiring a generation of artists, photographers... The crumbling roof of a Howard Johnsons on the boardwalk in Asbury Park Asbury Park is a city located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Steeplechase Park was an amusement park at Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City from 1897 to 1964. ... For other uses, see Coney Island (disambiguation). ... The Sopranos was an American television drama series created by David Chase and originally broadcast on the HBO network. ... Cover of Weird NJ. Weird NJ (WNJ) is a semiannual magazine that chronicles local legends, ghost stories, folklore and anything considered weird in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Bruce Springsteen (born September 23, American singer and songwriter, nicknamed The Boss. He frequently recorded with The E-Street Band. ...

Tribute to Tillie on the Wonder Bar, Asbury Park, New Jersey
Tribute to Tillie on the Wonder Bar, Asbury Park, New Jersey

Like many other boardwalk areas in the United States, such as Coney Island, New York, Asbury Park has fallen on hard times. Palace Amusements, built in 1888, closed in 1988, and the historic building fell into disrepair. When the Palace site was targeted for demolition and redevelopment, Asbury Park residents, Tillie fans, and Springsteen fans formed a grassroots effort to save Tillie, lobbying the state to block the demolition or at least remove the mural beforehand. The group was partially successful, as the left-side Tillie, as well as the "bumper girl" murals, were successfully removed. The right-side Tillie was demolished. From June 8 to June 11, 2004, Save Tillie volunteers removed the mural from the Palace building. The building was demolished in July 2004. Tillie and other murals from the Palace building will be incorporated into a new building on the site. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (842x583, 305 KB) Summary Photo of Tilly on the Wonderbar, Asbury Park, New Jersey. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (842x583, 305 KB) Summary Photo of Tilly on the Wonderbar, Asbury Park, New Jersey. ... For other uses, see Coney Island (disambiguation). ... “NY” redirects here. ... is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


See also

Map of Asbury Park in Monmouth County, NJ, along the Atlantic Ocean (also see: full-state map). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an influential American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. ...

External links

  • The official Save Tillie page
  • Photos of Tillie's home- Palace Amusements
  • Backstreets.com: Save Tillie - on the Springsteen news site Backstreets

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