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.
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 –http://www.eventzilla.net/web/
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)