James Teitelbaum travels the world, researches 1920s to
1960s pop culture, takes pictures, watches films, admires
art and architecture, works in the music industry, 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 and 2007), Big Stone Head: Easter
Island and Pop Culture (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, and many other
James lives in Chicago, but is usually somewhere else -
such as on Easter Island, which he has visited twice.