Doo Wop Book

A “Must Read” Book!

“Doo Wop Motels:

Architectural Treasures of The Wildwoods”

by Kirk Hastings

128-page Paperback with 130 color photos!
7¼” x 9⅛”
Available at – and all better book stores

A fun, full-color look at the 1950s and 1960s commercial architecture of The Wildwoods — particularly its motels — and focusing on its various forms: Modern with jet-age glass walls and angled roof designs; Vroom! with its thrusting pointed elements; and Polynesian Pop, with thatched roofs, tiki torches, and plastic palm trees. And of course those great neon signs!

“The perfect summer read under a plastic palm”

— Carolyn Travis
 Producer, Wildwood Days (2004 PBS documentary)