As a child, I would enter the pier sometimes for free, as father was (an Atlantic City police officer).
Decades later, I had the opportunity to speak to some of the stars who performed there - Bobby Vinton, Connie Francis, Frankie Avolon and Atlantic City's own Lucille Russo.
My father had a few minutes in a movie that filmed at Steel Pier. My father said he received 10 bucks for his part as a cop arresting someone and that it cost him that much to clean his uniform.
Marion Hackney one of the (riders) on the diving horse was later my swim instructor at Haddon Hall hotel. - Daniel Fedeli, Margate