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Resort Ruins

Orvar Löfgren

in On Holiday

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 1999 | ISBN: 9780520217676
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520928992 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520217676.003.0008
Resort Ruins

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This chapter examines the ruins of the resorts that were built during the 1920s and 1930s. It looks at the summer camps organized by Billy Butlin (Butlin's Holiday Camps), as well as the resorts meant for the wealthiest people in the world. It studies the idea of regimented resorts, where visitors could expect to follow a daily schedule of activities. This chapter also discusses piano bars and presents different camp experiences.

Keywords: resort ruins; summer camps; Billy Butlin; regimented resorts; piano bars; camp experiences

Chapter.  6305 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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