Episode 457 - Interview with Edward Trapunski 09-30-19
Tonight I am joined by Edward Trapunski, author of "Special When Lit: A visual and anecdotal history of Pinball". We discuss the creation of the book, originally published in 1979, came out at a time of great change for pinball. The industry was moving from electro-mechanical games to solid state. The book touches on a broad history of the game, a description of the appeal from social, art, and gameplay aspects, and even a peek into the future (circa 1979), which turned out to be quite prescient! Special When Lit can be purchased here: The other books mentioned - Pinball! by Roger Sharpe - Tilt! Pinball machines 1931-1958 - Pinball an Illustrated History by Michael Colmer - Pinball Portfolio by Harry McKoewn - Many thanks to Edward for the interview and the great book about the game we all enjoy.