Thursday, February 19, 2015

Tripping Through Pop Culture New Book by Sam Maronie

Tripping Through Pop-Culture is the latest book by entertainment writer and pop-culture historian Sam Maronie.  This volume chronicles the author’s adventures in the world of television, movies, science-fiction and comic-books.

Tripping Through Pop-Culture presents Maronie’s up-close encounters with a galaxy of famous stars including Bob Hope, Lynda Carter, Martha Raye and Vincent Price. His coverage of early comicons showcases Sam’s exclusive photographs of  iconic comics creators like Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Will Eisner, among many others.

A featured chapter recounts Maronie’s time in make-up on the set of 1973’s Battle for the Planet of the Apes, where he appeared alongside stars Roddy McDowall and Paul Williams. His intergalactic encounters with other science-fiction celebrities include Star Trek’s William Shatner and Nichelle Nichols as well as stars from the beloved  Lost  In Space TV series, notably the dastardly Dr. Zachary Smith (Jonathan Harris).

Sam Maronie has been an entertainment reporter for over four decades.  At 17 he began writing about film and pop-culture for such publications asSeventeen Magazine, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Starlog Magazine and many others.

Maronie’s pop-culture blog is Sam Maronie’s Entertainment Funhouse. He is a sought-after speaker on such subjects as movies, comics and science-fiction. Sam is considered an authority on classic horror films and comic-book history.  His personal research archive boasts a collection of over 50,000 vintage film and TV photos.

Tripping Through Pop-Culture is now available on Amazon in both printed and digital editions.  For further information about  Tripping Through Pop-Culture or Sam Maronie, please contact the author directly at Maronie Creative Services LLC,

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