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Psychedelic concept art from one of the rides at P.O.P.

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Christopher Merritt showing a slide of some of the stranger attractions at P.O.P. during this week’s Barnes and Noble event in NYC.

Just a reminder that we are having a slew of events in Los Angeles this weekend to support our big release Pacific Ocean Park: The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles’ Space Age Nautical Pleasure Pier, with a foreword by Brian Wilson, from our sister press Process Media!

The authors Christopher Merritt and Domenic Priore are doing a few very special events over the weekend and Chris flew all the way from Shanghai, where he is currently helping to design a large amusement park, and this will be the ONLY chance to get his signature on the book and to see him give a presentation and slideshow of the park. He and Domenic will be presenting a ton a fascinating information and engaging photographs from this long forgotten institute of human pleasure.

Think psychedelic ballrooms, Dogtown surfers, tiki design extremes, Pink Floyd, and a flaming boardwalk to get an idea…

Check out the video trailer for the book to see some great footage and learn more about the park.

You can also read more about it in last week’s New York Times and see a them live on yesterdays Good Day L.A.

Here are the events:

Friday, July 11 @ 7:30 p.m. Stories Book Store (Echo Park), 1716 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90028 (213) 413-3733 with live music from The Unclaimed and Willow Willow. (Free)

Saturday, July 12 @ 4 p.m. Book Soup (Sunset Strip), 8818 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California 90069 (310) 659-3110 with slide show plus special guests TBA, confirmed already are the legendary Skip Engblom and Anthony Friedkin from Dogtown and Z-Boys. (Free)

Sunday, July 13: Micechat brunch, slide lecture and book signing, ESPN Zone at Downtown Disney, Anaheim, California 8-10:30am (Ticketed event – )

Sunday, July 13 @ 2 p.m. Santa Monica History Museum, 1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, California 90401 (310) 395-2290 with slide show plus Sea Horse from Pacific Ocean Park entrance plus seven Earl Newman silk screen P.O.P. posters on display. (Free)