Our copies of the meticulously written and beautifully designed Pacific Ocean Park: The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles’ Space Age Nautical Pleasure Pier, with a foreword by Brian Wilson, have arrived from our sister press Process Media!
The authors Christopher Merritt and Domenic Priore are doing a few very special events over the next week in New York and Los Angeles.
Chris is flying all the way from Shanghai, where he is currently helping to design and build 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.
Here are the events:
Monday, July 7 @ 6 p.m. Barnes & Noble (Tribeca), 97 Warren Street, New York, New York 10007 (212) 587-5389 slide show and talk (Free)
Tuesday, July 8 @ 8 p.m. Spoonbill & Sugartown (Williamsburg), 218 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11211 (718) 387-7322 slide show and talk (Free)
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)