Marilyn Monroe Dyed Here: More Locations of America's Pop Culture Landmarks (Paperback)

More Locations of America's Pop Culture Landmarks

By Chris Epting

Santa Monica Press, 9781891661396, 312pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2004



In 1945, a watershed moment in pop culture history occurred when Norma Jeane Baker walked into a beauty salon at 6513 Hollywood Boulevard and changed her hair from brunette to blonde. With Marilyn Monroe Dyed Here, Chris Epting follows up his critically acclaimed James Dean Died Here with another collection of the locations where the most significant events in American popular culture took place. This fully illustrated encyclopedic look at the most famous and infamous pop culture events includes historical information on over 600 landmarks-as well as their exact locations. Like its predecessor, Marilyn Monroe Dyed Here is an amazing portrait of the bizarre, shocking, weird, and wonderful moments that have come to define American popular culture.

About the Author

The author of "Led Zeppelin Crashed Here," Chris Epting has published nine books in all, including: "The Ruby Slippers, Madonna's Bra, and Einstein's Brain, James Dean Died Here, Marilyn Monroe Dyed Here, Elvis Presley Passed Here," and "Roadside Baseball." He has contributed articles for such publications as the "Los Angeles Times, Travel + Leisure," and "Westways" magazine, and is the travel editor for "Chicken Soup for the Soul Magazine." Originally from New York, Chris now lives in Huntington Beach, California, with his wife and their two children.