James Teitelbaum

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General Information

[[Image:]] Name: James Teitelbaum

Pen Name: None

Born: in Cleveland, Ohio

Website: www.tydirium.net, www.bigstonehead.com

Email: jt@tydirium.net

Illinois Connection

Teitelbaum has lived in Chicago since 1993, and teaches at a Chicago College.

Biographical and Professional Information

James Teitelbaum travels the world, researches 1920s to 1960s pop culture, makes photos, watches films, studies art history and architecture, writes music (as Left Orbit Temple), works in the music industry as a recording engineer, teaches sound engineering at a Chicago college, and writes extensively on all of these topics.

His books are Tiki Road Trip (Santa Monica Press, 2003; 2nd ed., 2007), Big Stone Head (Tydirium Multimedia, 2009), and Destination: Cocktails (Santa Monica Press, 2012). James has also written for Playboy, American Heritage, Film Threat, Tiki Magazine, Road Trip America, Alternative Press, and many other publications.

James lives in Chicago but is usually somewhere else - such as Easter Island, which he has visited twice.

Published Works

  • Tiki Road Trip: A Guide to Tiki Culture in North America, Santa Monica Press, 2003; 2nd ed., 2007
  • Big Stone Head: Easter Island and Pop Culture, Tydirium Multimedia, 2009
  • Destination: Cocktails, Santa Monica Press, 2012

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

James Teitelbaum on WorldCat

James Teitelbaum on Amazon


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