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Disappearing motels: Cultural decline of a post-war travel icon

Nicks, Joan, 1937- (Author). Bernat, Clark, 1974- (Added Author). Burtniak, John. (Added Author).

Disappearing Motels explores a small border city through the historical lens of travel, local motel development, and exploitation of Niagara's famous falls as visual tool in tourism branding, literature, and movies, with emphasis on the film 'Niagara,' location shooting, and Marilyn Monroe's persona as screen star, pinup, and paradigm of blondness imitated.

Book  - 2022
LHC 647.9471339 Nic
1 copy / 0 on hold

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  • ISBN: 9780978446420
  • Physical Description 319 pages : coloured illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher St. Catharines : Niagara Artists Centre , 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Companion volume: Lost movie theatres.
Forward by Clark Bernat.
Part Two Tourist Camps to Motels: Motoring to Niagara co-authored with John Burtniak.
Interview with Inge Saczkowski and Karin J. Haslam.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Maps -- Preface -- Forward -- Part One Spectacle, Big Tourism, Small City -- Part Two Tourist Camps to Motels: Motoring to Niagara -- Part Three Movie Motels, Niagara and the matter of Marilyn Monroe -- Part Four Teenage Sisters Work Family Motel -- Part Five Photo Journal: Niagara Falls Motel Scene -- Postcards -- Contributors -- Index.