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ISBN:1595800085
Author: Chris Epting
ISBN13: 978-1595800084
Title: The Ruby Slippers, Madonna's Bra, and Einstein's Brain: The Locations of America's Pop Culture Artifacts
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Publisher: Santa Monica Press (March 1, 2006)
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The Ruby Slippers, Madonna's Bra, and Einstein's Brain: The Locations of America's Pop Culture Artifacts by Chris Epting



A pop culture (and baseball) history aficionado, Chris has a lifelong penchant for documenting the exact sites where things both great and small occurred. As an author, Epting has found that unearthing and chronicling ‘hidden’ locations offers him a challenge. What began as an inquisitive hobby soon developed into the writing and photographing of 14 books based on his discoveries, including James A pop culture (and baseball) history aficionado, Chris has a lifelong penchant for documenting the exact sites where things both great and small occurred. Chris hosts The Pop Culture Road Trip radio show on webtalkradio. net and his 14th book, The Birthplace Book, comes out in Spring ‘09. Chris lives in Huntington Beach, CA with his wife and their two children.

This book lists a great collection of strange things and pop culture landmarks throughout the United States. I enjoyed the places and items included a great deal and it was a lot of fun seeing some of those crazy places that I have actually been to before! The only thing I would have liked better would be if the organization of them was a little different. Chris Epting first took us all over the US in his trilogy of American landmarks. He allowed us to stand where the famous, and at times infamous, moments in history occurred. Now, Epting put us in touch with the artifacts of many of these events. Epting cannot put us on the "yellow brick road;" yet, within the covers of "The Ruby Slippers, Madonna's Bra, and Einstein's Brain: The Locations of America's Pop Culture Artifacts" exists a goldmine of pop-culture "whereabouts.

Not surprisingly, the Smithsonian "America's Attic" Institution has contributed a number of pop culture artifacts to Epting's lineup. The Smithsonian is where you'll stand in the presence of such greatness as Fonzie's jacket and the Howdy Doody marionette. But if you've been thinking this is the place you'll find George Washington's teeth - which by the way were not made of wood - you definitely do need this book. Washington's ivory choppers are on display in Baltimore

Anyone who has ever wondered where Dorothy's ruby slippers, the limo that JFK was riding in when he was assassinated, or Michael Jackson’s sequined glove are housed will have their curiosity satisfied in this journey to locate hundreds of items from America's pop culture past. From such major institutions as the Smithsonian and the Basketball Hall of Fame to offbeat collections in the Sing Sing Prison Museum and the Museum of Pez Memorabilia, these pop culture treasures include the most famous-and quirkiest-items from American movies, crime, TV, sports, and history.

The Locations of America's Pop Culture Artifacts. Anyone who has ever wondered where Dorothy's ruby slippers, George Washington's teeth, or the world's largest olive are located will be thrilled to take this journey to find hundreds of the most important items from America's popular culture.

Chris Epting takes readers on an enchanting ride across the continent of North America looking for the iconic objects that have helped shape the conciousness of the Western world. These items include Washington's wooden teeth, Lincoln's death chair, Buffalo Bill's jacket and Madonna's br. Users who liked this book, also liked. Judaism Does Not Equal Israel: The Rebirth of the Jewish Prophetic (English). The Politically Incorrect Guide to the South (and Why It Will Rise Again) (Politically Incorrect Guides) (English).

Note: Contents data are machine generated based on pre-publication provided by the publisher. Contents may have variations from the printed book or be incomplete or contain other coding. Chapter One Americana; The Weird and the Wonderful Chapter Two Roadside Relics Chapter Three History Chapter Four Crime Chapter Five Celebrities Chapter Six Movies and Television Chapter Seven Music Chapter Eight Sports. Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Historic sites - United States - Guidebooks. Popular culture - United States - History. United States - Guidebooks.

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Anyone who has ever wondered where Dorothy's ruby slippers, George Washington's teeth, or the world's largest olive are located will be thrilled to take this journey to find hundreds of the most important items from America's popular culture. Found in such major institutions as the Smithsonian and the Basketball Hall of Fame as well as in such offbeat collections as the Sing Sing Prison Museum and the Delta Blues Museum, these pop culture treasures include the most famous—and quirkiest—items from movies, crime, TV, sports, music, history, and America's roadside attractions.The Ruby Slippers, Madonna's Bra, and Einstein's Brain is divided into the following chapters: American Curiosities, Roadside Relics, Historic Artifacts, Criminal Remains, Celebrity Antiquities, Movie and Television Keepsakes, Music Mementos, and Sports Memorabilia. There's even a list of the Top Ten Missing in Action Pop Culture Artifacts.Some of the most fascinating treasures found in the book include:The Cardiff GiantThomas Edison's Last BreathWorld's Largest Ball of TwineGeorge Washington's TeethLizzie Borden's AxeJohn Wilkes Booth's ThoraxWatergate File CabinetAbraham Zapruder's CameraTom Thumb's Wedding CakeCasablanca PianoEasy Rider MotorcycleJimi Hendrix's Woodstock GuitarElvis Presley's Report CardPaul "Bear" Bryant's HatMiracle on Ice Skates
Reviews: 7
Conjulhala
Very interesting stuff in here
Agantrius
Used this book to drive across country in 2010, got to see cool stuff!
Goltigor
Met all expectations.
Faebei
I really enjoyed this book. I collect "superlatives" and other weird roadside oddities - by "collect" I mean I really enjoy visiting as many as I can. This book lists a great collection of strange things and pop culture landmarks throughout the United States. I enjoyed the places and items included a great deal and it was a lot of fun seeing some of those crazy places that I have actually been to before! The only thing I would have liked better would be if the organization of them was a little different. PERSONALLY, I prefer these types of books to be organized geographically, although the index did include a geographical listing by state which was helpful. I also would have liked to get more information on the locations of the items - where they are and how to get there.

Other than those two criticisms, I love this book and was SO glad to have received it as a gift after putting it on my wishlist. I see that this author has other titles available and I plan to look into those now!
Quashant
Chris Epting's books should no longer require any reviews they are all great pieces of work, with each one just getting better. These books of Americana are an historians encyclopedia to America's past and present, and where those artifacts and places are today. I am sure you will see more from Chris - so add this one to your collection - you won't be disappointed.
Light out of Fildon
I have every single one of the author's book and was anxiously awaiting the arrival of this book. I was not disappointed. In previous books the author researched the locations of pop culture landmarks. For this new installment he searched out the actually artifacts involved in pop culture. Once you get this book it is page after page of information and I am one to tell you that some of the artifacts are not in the places you would expect. I recommend anyone to pick this book up and all of the author's other books. This is a time I can honestly say that there is something in these books for everyone. The author has researched everything and includes along with the artifact a brief description of its importance. This book and all of the author's book are an absolute joy to read and so much fun. There may even be a pop culture landmark down the street from you!!!
Lightbinder
Chris Epting first took us all over the US in his trilogy of American landmarks. He allowed us to stand where the famous, and at times infamous, moments in history occurred. Now, Epting put us in touch with the artifacts of many of these events. Epting cannot put us on the "yellow brick road;" yet, within the covers of "The Ruby Slippers, Madonna's Bra, and Einstein's Brain: The Locations of America's Pop Culture Artifacts" exists a goldmine of pop-culture "whereabouts." Some relics and there exact locations is information that folks like the Wicked Witch would die to know. Grab your cameras, get a copy of this book, take small children by the hand, and hit the road. It is a great alternative to wiring kids to their entertainment.
Overall good book. Lots of pictures. Good for an afternoon read. Once its been read ==its been read. Don't find myself going back for a second look