FLIPPER'S ROLLER BOOGIE PALACE BOOK - IDEA

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The new IDEA book is FLIPPER’S ROLLER BOOGIE PALACE 1979-1981. The previously unseen visual history of the short-lived, long-loved Los Angeles’ roller disco. The party on wheels that lasted two and half years. Black, white, super cool and super famous, anyone who was anyone became everyone in at Flippers. The book has texts by Ian ‘Flipper’ Ross and Jimmy Iovine, Nile Rodgers, Laura Dern and Atticus Ross. Like, hello! Laura Dern!! At 250 pages this is a huge resource of the most amazing imagery. Disco and punk collide or just glide along together in harmonious motion. Flipper’s is coming back - relaunched by Liberty Ross and her husband Jimmy Iovine - and it all begins again with this book. Famous faces we spotted in skates include Sting, Prince (playing an incendiary gig), David Geffen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Margaux Hemingway, Elton John, Jane Fonda... But it is not just a fame game as Liberty Ross explains: “Flipper’s taught a generation so much, by exposing people to what they would never usually have intersected with; it taught them about music culture, queer culture, about Black culture. People from all over Los Angeles, skating as one nation under a groove.”

Edition of 1000

25 cm x 33 cm. 256 pages
Softback in overprinted plastic covers