Debra Brighton El Segundo History Book Event


Debra Brighton, Director of the El Segundo Public Library

Author of Images of America:  El Segundo

Thursday, October 20th at 7pm

By 1885, Daniel Freeman owned a successful 25,000-acre ranch along the coastline in Southern California. That year, he sold parcels to J.S. Vosberg, and this became the site of the town of El Segundo. The Standard Oil Company of California purchased 840 acres of dunes in June 1911, and R.J. Hanna was hired to construct and manage the new refinery. His wife is credited with naming the town El Segundo (“the second”), as it was the location of the second Standard Oil plant. The city quickly expanded and was incorporated on January 18, 1917. From an early oil town to the “Aerospace Capital of the World” in the mid-1950s, El Segundo today includes a thriving residential community as well as several Fortune 500 corporations, an Air Force base, and the Chevron El Segundo Refinery.

The El Segundo Public Library’s History Room has a collection of thousands of donated photographs. Great care has been taken to preserve them by former directors, the Friends of El Segundo Public Library, and volunteers. Debra Brighton, current director of the library, has drawn almost exclusively from this material for this book. As the city approaches its centennial in 2017, she offers El Segundo to the community for a deeper connection to its proud heritage.

El Segundo Cover Image
ISBN: 9781467115896
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - August 15th, 2016

Kenny Loggins Footloose Book Signing


Kenny Loggins Book Signing

Saturday, October 22nd at 11:30AM


1320 Highland Ave. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Paid Pre-Orders guarantee entry.  Please order in person at the store or online (see below).

We will be selling copies of Footoose prior to and during the event.  Only copies purchased

from {pages} will be eligible to be signed.  Please hold on to your receipt.

Click here to view the video about the making of the Footloose book. 

It’s been 32 years since “Footloose,” the 1985 Oscar® nominated and Grammy® Award-winning “Song of the Year,” hit the airwaves and graced movie screens - making it one of the most recognizable hits Kenny Loggins ever recorded, and one of the top 100 movie songs of the last 100 years. Now, the iconic pop anthem that dared you to “kick off your Sunday shoes,” takes on a brand new life of its own as a children’s book with new lyrics, entitled Footloose (Moondance Press, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group USA, October 17, 2016) by Kenny Loggins, Music & Lyrics by Kenny Loggins and Dean Pitchford, and Illustrated by Tim Bowers.

In this version of the classic we all love and remember, Footloose features a zoo-full of wolves in top hats and canes, llamas in their tutus, rhinos, snakes, cats, kangaroos, giraffes, cubs, monkeys and more - dressed in their dancing best - all ready to party by the light of the moon after the visitors leave and Mr. DJ Elephant pumps up the music!  Also embedded in the book package is a new CD, including the new version of the song, recorded by Loggins, and a three song-medley of traditional songs.

As grandparents, parents and kids relish the new lyric - but with the original music - there’s not a generation on this planet who hasn’t heard of - if not danced to - the iconic pop music anthem, “Footloose,” by Kenny Loggins and Dean Pitchford, who co-wrote the theme song after Pitchford asked Loggins to check out a screenplay for Pitchford’s as-yet-unmade picture by the same title. "I had a little up-tempo thing I'd been messing with that I probably wouldn't have written if it hadn't have been for the movie," says Kenny Loggins, who wrote two songs for the film as a favor to his friend, Dean…and shortly after “Footloose” was released, the song and the movie delivered big time: “Footloose” (the song) spent three weeks at number one, March 31-April 14, 1984, on the US Billboard Hot 100 and was the first of two number-one hits from the motion picture; Billboard ranked it as the No. 4 song for 1984. “Footloose” (the movie) hit the top 100 songs list when the American Film Institute released its AFI's 100 Years…100 Songs. Loggins and Pitchford won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year (1985).

Loggins is no novice to reaching out to the kids’ market; he released his first children's album, Return to Pooh Corner, which remains the best-selling children's album of the last 20 years, with 1.3M albums sold to date. In 2013, Loggins was also the performer of the music for the critically acclaimed book Frosty the Snowman (Imagine Books/Charlesbridge). On the subject of the new kids’ book Footloose, says Loggins, “Now, as a grandfather of Phifer, and a dad who always sang with my kids, I’m totally psyched that Footloose has taken up a whole new persona with the new lyrics and characters. For those of us who remember the movie, you won’t have to kick off your Sunday shoes in this version of the song!” Also included in this book package is a CD, which includes the new version of the title and a three-song medley.  

Footloose: Bonus CD!
ISBN: 9781633221185
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Moondance Press - October 4th, 2016

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