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Pacific Ocean Park book available now!
Tangaroa
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Posted: 2013-08-06 05:16 am   Permalink

Hi all - I'd normally post this in "Beyond Tiki" - but since my upcoming book on the long-lost P.O.P. has such a high TIPSI quotient, I figured I'd post it here...

'Pacific Ocean Park: The Rise and Fall of L.A.'s Space Age Nautical Pleasure Pier' is an upcoming book by Christopher Merritt and Domenic Priore on Feral House, set to be released sometime in Spring of 2014.

We're just getting started with a Facebook page I'll be updating occasionally - please go check it out here:
https://www.facebook.com/PacificOceanParkBook



Thanks!



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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Posted: 2013-08-06 1:52 pm   Permalink

There are lots of fans of the ol' P.O.P here

TikiCentral: Pacific Ocean Park, Venice CA

and if the book is as entertaining and informative as Knotts Preserved, then it will be a welcome addition to all our book shelves.


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SandraDee
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Posted: 2013-08-06 1:56 pm   Permalink

That is the one place I wish I could have seen in person! Looking forward to the book

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Atomobile
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Posted: 2013-08-06 6:12 pm   Permalink

Couldn't come from any better 2 pop culture experts: 1 on beach culture and the other on theme parks! But do we have to wait till next year? What a tease!
Day one.
Louis
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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2013-08-06 7:30 pm   Permalink

Agreed, Dominic's pop surf culture book was excellent!
Hell be at the Surf Guitar 101 convention this Sat.
And have books with him for sale.
And probably his beach boys and riot on the sunset strip books too.

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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2013-08-06 9:08 pm   Permalink

Always looking for another great book for my collection...keep us posted!!!

 
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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2013-08-16 10:38 am   Permalink

Thanks everyone! Domenic and I are very excited to bring this out - it's been in the works for far too long. We have a great publisher in Adam Parfrey and Feral House - and a really talented book designer in Sean Tejaratchi.

 
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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2014-03-30 3:26 pm   Permalink

Hi all -
Sorry for the lack of updates - but after much. much hard work by all of us, the book is finally at the printers. Here's the cover:




There is a good amount on the Mystic Isles section of the park, and the Mystery Island Banana Train ride in particular - you can pre-order here:
http://www.amazon.com/Pacific-Ocean-Park-L-s/dp/1934170526

(Although the page count is a misprint - it isn't 360 pages, more like 265…)

Best!

Chris M (Tangaroa)


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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2014-03-30 3:28 pm   Permalink

Oh - and please join our Facebook page - I put up a new image every day - there are some fun Jim Casey tikis up today….

https://www.facebook.com/PacificOceanParkBook


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msteeln
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Posted: 2014-03-30 3:42 pm   Permalink

Neato subject matter, Tong, thanx for tackling an ignored subject of my incredible So. Cal childhood. Part of my endless thrills there would include starring at whatever nuttiness the venerable rock club The Cheetah had going on next door, got my first mental image of Alice Cooper there, sure wish I'd snagged any of the many sketched posters tacked up. Any mention of The Cheetah in the book? It's worthy of a book all it's own!

 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2014-03-30 4:55 pm   Permalink

WOW...how exciting. Looking forward to adding this book to my collection.

 
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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2014-03-30 5:25 pm   Permalink

"Forward by Brian Wilson"

What a great plus to what already looks to be a great book! Can't wait.





 
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2014-03-31 6:02 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-03-30 15:26, Tangaroa wrote:
Hi all -
Sorry for the lack of updates - but after much. much hard work by all of us, the book is finally at the printers. Here's the cover:



Just ordered two copies. My most vivid memory, from when I was a wee kid, was the diving bell attraction. Can't wait to see what else I might recall from POP!


 
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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2014-03-31 6:16 pm   Permalink

If its anything like Dominic's Pop surf culture book,
it will be amazing and must have.



 
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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2014-04-01 1:28 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-03-30 15:42, msteeln wrote:
Neato subject matter, Tong, thanx for tackling an ignored subject of my incredible So. Cal childhood. Part of my endless thrills there would include starring at whatever nuttiness the venerable rock club The Cheetah had going on next door, got my first mental image of Alice Cooper there, sure wish I'd snagged any of the many sketched posters tacked up. Any mention of The Cheetah in the book? It's worthy of a book all it's own!



Hi Msteeln -

Yes - we have a whole section on the Cheetah nightclub, including many of those sketched posters you mention, photos of The Doors and The Byrds playing, etc.


 
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