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Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace 1979-81

Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace 1979-81


Time-hopping from 1981 to 2021, this special new book will bring traces the wild story of LA’s one-of-a-kind disco skating venue, from the moment the legendary Ian ‘Flipper’ Ross first discovered the craze that would become his obsession, through to the rink’s heyday as the subversive heart of the city’s social scene, to the explosive events that eventually led to the spinning wheels of a Santa Monica Boulevard sensation coming off forever.

Expect contributions from a guest-list of regulars: Cher, Nile Rodgers, Laura Dern, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rodney Bingenheimer, and more all share their memories (however blurry) of a club that was at the epicentre of a wildly creative period of freedom in culture. Combining no-holds-barred interviews with never-before-seen photography from the lenses of Craig ‘Cisco’ Dietz, Jim Frank and other Flipper’s mainstays. 

  • Softcover in plastic sleeve with gold sticker
  • 33 x 25 cm
  • 256 Pages
  • Limited edition of 1000 copies