Friday, September 17, 2010

The Preservation League to host "Neon" book author


The Doo Wop Experience museum will host a book signing for Robert O. Williams. His latest homage to the halcyon days of Wildwood titled “Wildwood's Neon Nights & Motel Memories” will take place on Saturday September 25, 2010 from Noon until 2pm.

This gloriously illustrated book takes readers on Wildwood's wild ride from a seaside playground in the ’60s and ’70s through the tumultuous ’90s and beyond, finally resting at its reincarnation with present-day Wildwood, where two of the doo-wop motels are listed on the National Register for Historic Places.

As much about neon signs as it is about the motels, the book is a trip down memory lane that will take many back to their youth, with 220 color photos to help make those memories more vivid.

The story behind Wildwood's roller coaster of kitsch, class and memories is told by Melinda Williams, also formerly of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Listen in as the pioneers of the sign industry, building trade and advertising world share how they created their niche in Wildwood and helped it gain international recognition in the realms of heritage tourism, Mid-century architecture and roadside Americana.

The book is photographed by Williams, author who is best known as a Philadelphia Inquirer staff photographer for 22 years and Pulitzer Prize nominee.

To purchase the book and meet the author, visit the Doo Wop Experience, Malt Shop and Neon Sign Garden at 4500 Ocean Avenue in Wildwood, NJ.

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