Secondhand. Very good condition. Ex library copy with stickers, stamps and protective plastic covering. Minimal edgewear. Book is clean and binding is very good. See images for more information.
In Australia, we still remember, in each suburb and every country town there was the Greek café or milk bar—open all hours, seven days a week. Remember the Niagara, the Parthenon, the California, the Astoria and Paragon? They gave us more than milkshakes, lollies, ice cream and home-style meals. With Modernist designs, American gadgetry and coloured light, cafés brought atmosphere, a touch of glamour, at times a hint of Hollywood—a little break from the mundane reality of local life.
As the good old days faded away, photo writer Effy Alexakis and historian Leonard Janiszewski took their camera and tape recorder and pen into this vanishing world. They captured the faces and stories, the style and the ethos that gave our popular culture one of its most memorable expressions. (book cover)