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Skate Crazy
     

Skate Crazy

by Lou Brooks
 

By 1942, there were more than 3,000 roller rinks in America, and more than 10 million people skating. That era is captured in this glorious graphic portrait of the country's Golden Age of roller skating (1939-1959), which also illuminates America's rapidly changing society from the end of the Depression through the wartime '40s to the '50s. This provocative look at

Overview

By 1942, there were more than 3,000 roller rinks in America, and more than 10 million people skating. That era is captured in this glorious graphic portrait of the country's Golden Age of roller skating (1939-1959), which also illuminates America's rapidly changing society from the end of the Depression through the wartime '40s to the '50s. This provocative look at a pop-culture phenomenon is lavishly illustrated with full-color photographs of skate rink memorabilia, including promotional stickers, postcards, advertisements, programs, and matchbooks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762414604
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
11/11/2003
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.14(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.34(d)

Meet the Author

Lou Brooks has designed and illustrated covers for Time and Newsweek, and was a contributing artist for Playboy. His logo design for the game Monopoly™ is familiar to everyone who ever played the game.

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