Tales from the No-Tell Motel
by Stephanie Crabe
Introduction by Christopher Mealie
About the Book
“We wish you to feel at home while here. All equipment was carefully checked on your arrival. Your license number is on record here. Use hot water sparingly. We reserve the right to eject without notice any objectionable person.
Do not throw waste material of any kind in the toilet bowl. Thank you. Call again. The Management. P.S. We consider our guests the finest people of the world.”
Motels have always been a haven for the more adventurous types, and this high-minded book has the low-down on just that. Through skillfully arranged and photographed scenarios you will find yourself looking through the eyes of that “fly on the wall” you’ve always been curious about. The beds in Motel Bizarre may not talk, but we’ve done all the dirty work for you.
Here’s entertainment for open minds and ticklish spines. Here’s lusty, merry recreation for unsqueemish men and women. Here’s life with apologies to none.
An ideal bedside companion.
Stephanie Crabe was born in, and currently resides in the beautiful state of New Jersey with her 2 cats and her boyfriend.
She is a graduate of School of Visual Arts Photography program in New York. She has worked extensively in the art and photo industry and as a designer, getting her start by dressing the windows at Trash and Vaudeville. At a very young age she fell in love with photography when her father took her to art shows by Weegee and Diane Arbus.
Her work has been exhibited throughout New York, New Jersey and in Baltimore.
When she is not photographing motels, she is on the look-out for vintage kewpie dolls and ouija boards.
Be sure to check out www.StephanieCrabe.com and www.MotelBizarre.com for more fun!
Paperback Edition $29.95
Standard edition limited to 2,000 copies.
Limited Pillowcase Edition $50.00
Limited to 33 signed and numbered copies, the Pillowcase Edition features a silk screened vintage pillowcase custom sewn to fit. each copy comes with a numbered print.
“Sensationally sordid! A salacious tribute to the deteriorating ruins of America’s forgotten motor inns and the delightful degenerates who inhabit these dubious surroundings. Miss Crabe exposes a seedy underbelly of society saturated with color, artistry and sleazy brilliance.”
–Lisa Petrucci, Something Weird Video
“Motels are a nightmarish metaphor for America’s decline. Stephanie Crabe, the Photo-Laureate of neon depravity, has produced a brilliant, frightening, dreamy volume for the coffee table. Motel Bizarre brings back many a paranoid, sweaty night at Howard Johnson’s.”
–Josh Alan Friedman, author of Tales of Time Square