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Booksigning for Pete Moruzzi's PALM SPRINGS HOLIDAY this Sat 17th
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11594
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-10-15 2:03 pm   Permalink

My good friend, Palm Springs Mod Com founder and "Havanna Before Castro" author Peter Moruzzi is signing his new tome,


this Saturday, October 17th, 4 to 7 pm

515 N. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: (760) 864-1300

There are many books out on Palm Springs now, but none is such a feast for the vintage paper ephemera lover. Pete has amassed one the most extensive collections of 20t Century postcards, brochures, matchbooks and art on that town, and much of it illustrates the pages of this book. From Motels to resorts to eateries to nightclubs,

...all of our Tiki favorites are among them, also:

..plus many I have never heard off, like the Desert Air, a Fly-In hotel (see book cover):

...which had this Luau Hut:

..and put on HUGE Luaus:

One of my favorite images is of this Waltah Clarke store:

If you love mid-century American architecture and design, this book is for you. There's even a chapter on the Salton Sea!


[ This Message was edited by: bigbrotiki 2009-10-15 16:48 ]

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Bora Boris
Mr. Unreasonable

Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2617
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2009-10-15 6:11 pm   Permalink

Moruzzi Rocks!

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 5089
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-10-15 6:17 pm   Permalink

Awesome looking book!

I love my Havanna book, going to have to look into this one too.


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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 4040
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2009-10-15 11:14 pm   Permalink

I believe he will be book signing also at Wacko, Oct 24th Sat. 6-9pm. I have already purchased this book and it is swell.

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Kon-Tiki Viking
Tiki Centralite

Joined: May 20, 2004
Posts: 96
From: Somewhere Beyond The Sea
Posted: 2009-10-16 09:14 am   Permalink

Thanks for the heads-up, Sven. The book looks amazing - Pete does it again !!! And it's a great price on Amazon too.

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2009-10-18 07:57 am   Permalink

I zipped out to Palm Springs yesterday and picked up the book. It's pretty darn fabulous.

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Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jun 26, 2008
Posts: 84
From: My 50's ranch in South Sac
Posted: 2009-10-28 12:56 am   Permalink

Any plans for a Nor Cal book signing event? We are all here waiting....

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 17, 2009
Posts: 220
Posted: 2009-11-04 03:40 am   Permalink

Oh man, I'm really upset I missed this. I was totally thinking about that book too, because i saw it at the book store, and was thinking of going back to buy it.

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