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Car Hops and Curb Service: A History of the American Drive-In Restaurant

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Travel back to the heyday of the American drive-in restaurant—complete with swinging ponytails, shiny new automobiles, and the aroma of French fries drifting through unrolled car windows. Beginning with the original Texas Pig Stand of 1921, this evocative compendium cruises through 40 years of drive in culture, tracing the history of roadside restaurant architecture and the people who created it. Engagingly illustrated with historical photographs and a rich assortment of related ephemera, from menus to matchbox covers, Car Hops and Curb Service chronicles a unique chapter of popular culture for anyone who sipped a malt, hung a tray, or cruised a drive in parking lot—or wished they had.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 124-126) and index.

About the Author

Jim Heimann is a graphic designer, illustrator, and educator whose previous books include California Crazy: Roadside Vernacular Architecture, also published by Chronicle Books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811811156
Subtitle:
A History of American Drive-In Restaurants 1920-1960
Author:
Heimann, Jim
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
Subject:
Restaurants
Subject:
U.S. Architecture - General
Subject:
Drive-in restaurants.
Subject:
Drive-in restaurants -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Industries - Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
Subject:
General Photography
Copyright:
Series Volume:
151
Publication Date:
19960301
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
1 x 1 x 1 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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