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Marilyn Monroe Dyed Here: More Locations of America's Pop Culture Landmarks

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In 1945, a watershed moment in pop culture history occurred when Norma Jeane Baker walked into a beauty salon at 6513 Hollywood Boulevard and changed her hair from brunette to blonde. With Marilyn Monroe Dyed Here, Chris Epting follows up his critically acclaimed James Dean Died Here with another collection of the locations where the most significant events in American popular culture took place. This fully illustrated encyclopedic look at the most famous and infamous pop culture events includes historical ...
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Overview


In 1945, a watershed moment in pop culture history occurred when Norma Jeane Baker walked into a beauty salon at 6513 Hollywood Boulevard and changed her hair from brunette to blonde. With Marilyn Monroe Dyed Here, Chris Epting follows up his critically acclaimed James Dean Died Here with another collection of the locations where the most significant events in American popular culture took place. This fully illustrated encyclopedic look at the most famous and infamous pop culture events includes historical information on over 600 landmarks-as well as their exact locations. Like its predecessor, Marilyn Monroe Dyed Here is an amazing portrait of the bizarre, shocking, weird, and wonderful moments that have come to define American popular culture.
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“The complete package for those who like their American history unadulterated by the usual cultural distinction.” —The Baltimore Sun on James Dean Died Here

“An addictively irresistable tour through pop culture past and present.” —Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune
Epting has unearthed a ton of information here, dividing this fun and irresistible guide into palatable pop culture chunks . . . This book will keep you entertained for hours!
Car & Travel Monthly
You could call these books magical for their power to transform your car or reading nook into a time machine. They add the dimension of nostalgia to armchair traveling while planting seeds of wanderlust for future road trips...these extraordinary photo- and fact-filled repositories will put you there.
Ventura County Star
Epting takes a unique approach to the pop-culture trail...No longer must the curious among us limit ourselves to attractions with walls, fences and admission fees...Epting's choices represent moments ranging from earthshaking to trivia-making - in other words, an intriguing complement to otherwise routine itineraries.
Talk of the Nation
Everything [is here] from where Truman held up that famous newspaper to where Johnny Appleseed planted his famous trees.
ABC News
A virtual roadmap of Hollywood and pop culture history.
Knight-Ridder
Makes the random, unusual and weird cool again.
RoadTripUSA.com
Chris Epting has done it again!. . .From Christopher Columbus and Johnny Appleseed to Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Smart, Marilyn Monroe Dyed Here spans American history. I just wish my high school history text had been half as compelling a read. . .Epting's work (and he isn't done yet – he's at work on Volume Three) brings cultural history out of the ether into three dimensions. The events he highlights may have vanished into the past, but the locations are still with us. Thanks to James Dean Died Here and now Marilyn Monroe Dyed Here, they're as close as your bookshelf.
Sun Newspapers
This book is fascinating!
Flash News Wire
Complies all sorts of offbeat historical landmarks.
National Post
A guide to not-so-famous cultural landmarks. . .these off-the-beaten track sites aren't easy to find, but that's precisely the point. . .readers need not be history buffs or frequent flyers in order to appreciate Marilyn Monroe Dyed Here. The trivia behind the trivia can be ingested seriously or casually. . .Epting has made more than 600 landmarks less elusive.
Talk of the City
An extremely entertaining collection of offbeat and interesting locations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781891661396
  • Publisher: Santa Monica Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Series: Little Big Book of ... Series
  • Pages: 309
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author


The author of Led Zeppelin Crashed Here, Chris Epting has published nine books in all, including: The Ruby Slippers, Madonna’s Bra, and Einstein’s Brain, James Dean Died Here, Marilyn Monroe Dyed Here, Elvis Presley Passed Here, and Roadside Baseball. He has contributed articles for such publications as the Los Angeles Times, Travel + Leisure, and Westways magazine, and is the travel editor for Chicken Soup for the Soul Magazine. Originally from New York, Chris now lives in Huntington Beach, California, with his wife and their two children.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2004

    SUPERB SEQUEL

    This book is the follow-up to last year's James Dean Died Here... The Locations of America's Pop Culture Landmarks,' which we loved. In Marilyn Monroe Dyed here (the title refers to where she became a blonde--it's not a typo!) there are hundreds and hundreds of new pop culture sites from the same basic categories as the first book, including movies, music, crime, weird Americana, celeb mishaps, TV and the like (though there is a new Literature chapter with dozens of sites including an Edgar Allen Poe location right in our neighborhood). Virtually impossible to put down, you'll also find yourself yelling out to others in the room, 'Hey, guess where the Doors shot the album cover for Strange Days. Or do you know where Jesse James was killed? The bullet's still in the wall!' It's an amazing way to learn history, all boiled down to its most basic and interesting facts and trivia. There are also hundreds of photos including where Elvis got that Army haircut, where Al Capone died, where Jimi Hendrix played his last US show, a ton of very cool, obscure Bob Dylan sites in NY (also near us), about ten pages of incredible Marilyn Monroe sites, plus Frank Sinatra sites, tons of obscure Presidential places (where FDR was fired upon!) the Ernest Hemingway suicide house, the fountain from Friends--hundreds and hundreds of amazing places. Great road trip book; great hanging around reading book (and possibly the best bathroom book in history). You will not believe all of the cool stuff in here. If you read 'James Dean Died Here', you know what I'm talking about.

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