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New Meetup: Lowell Lecture: Arthur Frommer, travel guide author @ BPL

From: T.J. M.
Sent on: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 4:34 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Nerd Fun - Boston!

What: Lowell Lecture: Arthur Frommer, travel guide author @ BPL

When: January 27,[masked]:00 PM

Boston Public Library
700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116

From the Boston Public Library site:

"When: Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 6 ? 8pm

"Where: Boston Public Library, Rabb Auditorium
700 Boylston St
Library Central Library

"Cost: Free

"Note: Arthur Frommer is generally acknowledged to be one of the nation's foremost travel authorities. He is the author of scores of travel books, including 30 consecutive editions of the book initially titled Europe on $5 a Day, and now published as Europe on $50 a Day. His most recent books include Arthur Frommer's Branson (1995) and The New World of Travel: Fifth Edition (1996). The Arthur Frommer travel series is the world's largest selling series of travel books. This talk is part of the BPL's Lowell Lecture series, generously sponsored by the Lowell Institute.

"A book sale and author signing will follow the lecture".

Where to Meet:

T.J. Maher will be waiting in the lobby of the Boston Public Library (Boylston Street Entrance) starting at 5:30 pm. He'll be waiting until 5:50 pm then will head in to grab seats for people near the front. T.J. is 5 foot 7, with short brown hair, blue eyes, a "Hello My Name is T.J." nametag and a red MEETUP sign attached to his black messenger bag.

According to Wikipedia:

"While serving in Germany, he wrote and self-published a guidebook called The GI's Guide to Traveling In Europe in 1955. It sold well, and in 1957 Frommer followed up with a civilian version called Europe on 5 Dollars a Day, which covered major European urban destinations. During his vacations while a litigation associate at the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, he continued his travel writing and publishing. The first guide books included Europe, New York, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Los Angeles-San Francisco-Las Vegas, expanding through the years to more than 350 titles. In 1961, Frommer founded wholesale tour operator $5-a-Day Tours, Inc. He left law practice in 1962 to pursue his travel business Arthur Frommer International, Inc., of which he was chairman and president until 1981. In 1969 Mr. Arthur Frommer built his first hotel in Amsterdam on the premises of the Weaver's Guild (in the Noorderstreet). This hotel is now known as the Hotel Mercure Amsterdam Arthur Frommer (part of the Accor group).

"[...] Frommer was portrayed by actor Patrick Malahide (an English actor) in the film EuroTrip".

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