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Skate Crazy Lou Brooks

Skate Crazy

Lou Brooks

Published November 26th 2003
ISBN : 9780762414604
Paperback
144 pages
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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 countrys Golden Age of roller skating (1939-1959), which also illuminates AmericasMoreBy 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 countrys Golden Age of roller skating (1939-1959), which also illuminates Americas 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.