Cut to Cyclone Racer, which closed in 1968. Our romantic leads go for a ride on a roller coaster, being 1950s symbolism at its best.
The bored operator is Edwin Max.
The sign in the background appears to say: “Hold Your Hats and Your Girls, Not Responsible for Lost Items.”
Our romantic leads arrive on a car. And off they go.
Cut to two-shot of Edwin Max and his boss (Harold Gary).
Process shot of Joe and Loretta in a roller coaster car.
Cut to long shot of doubles riding roller coaster. Notice that the Cyclone Racer was double-tracked.
Back to process shot of Joe and Loretta.
A new camera setup as our romantic leads return.
Hm. Our romantic leads have a smoke after their wild roller coaster ride. Because this is the 1950s and no fooling around.
How’s this for a madcap twist? Our leads get the operator to ride the roller coaster. (He’s afraid of it).
Process shot of Edwin Max on the roller coaster.
Long shot of stunt double riding roller coaster.
Our romantic leads savor the moment.
Back to double riding roller coaster.
Oh how romantic.
And in case you didn’t get the joke….
To be continued.