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Domenic Priore & Christopher Merritt: Pacific Ocean Park

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Pacific Ocean Park -- or as it was commonly known in Los Angeles from the '50s through the '70s, "P.O.P." -- was extraordinary in both its glamorous rise and spectacular fall.

As a family-oriented attraction in the '50s with modernist-styled rides designed by Hollywood's best, P.O.P.'s attendance briefly surpassed that of Disneyland and it was often seen in movies and TV shows throughout the '60s.

Christopher Merritt and Domenic Priore's have written the definitive history of Pacific Ocean Park .. and they join Steve Edwards and Lisa Breckenridge on Good Day L.A.

 

Upcoming book signings for Christopher Merritt and Domenic Priore:

Friday, July 11 @ 7:30 p.m. Stories Book Store (Echo Park), 1716 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90028 (213) 413-3733 with readings from the book, P.O.P. slides flickering in the background and live music from The Baja Bugs 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 and video show, plus special guests Jeff Ho and Skip Engblom from Dogtown and Z-Boys. (Free)

Sunday, July 13 @ 8-10:30am: Micechat brunch, slide and video show plus book signing, ESPN Zone at Downtown Disney, Anaheim, California (Ticketed event -http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2139041485 )

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



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