Dean Died Here:
The Locations of America's Pop Culture
"Chris Epting writes a guidebook
to a broad range of historic and often hysterical American
landmarks -- more than 700 in all. James Dean Died Here
includes the spot where the young movie icon perished in
a car accident, the location of the Brady Bunch house, and
the hangar where the final scene of Casablanca may have
--National Public Radio's "All Things Considered"
"James Dean Died Here is an
addictively irresistible tour through pop culture past and
"The U.S. embraces its own
pop culture like no other country does, says advertising
veteran Epting, and he shows exactly where to find American
cultural hotspots in this absorbing guide."
"Full of photos, Epting’s
book is a guilty pleasure for the celebrity obsessed and
offers an intriguing peek into the quirks of Americana."
"Whereabouts of 600-plus places
that have helped shape national identity, from the momentous
(site of the world's first A-bomb explosion) to the ridiculous
(where Zsa Zsa slapped that hunky Beverly Hills cop)."
"Packed with historical information, this travel guide
explores the sites
where pop culture history was made. With hundreds of photographs,
encyclopedic resource covers approximately 600 sites of
the most famous and infamous pop culture events. The greatest
landmarks from Americana, movies, music, tragedy, crime,
television, and sports are included, such as where George
Washington crossed the Delaware River; the diner in the
film Diner; the site of the Planet of the Apes finale; the
Hindenburg crash site; the Brady Bunch house; and the location
of the 1980 Olympic "Miracle on Ice" hockey team
victory. This offbeat travelogue provides the armchair traveler
or road warrior tourist with all the information needed
to visit America's pop culture sites of significance."
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