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Burning Questions

If you have the answer to one of these, please send it in.
If you have a question, but don't want your e-mail address spread around, anyone with an answer can contact the webslave, who will contact you.

In search of:
Rollerskate documentary made in the late '70s or early '80s - the title is forgotten. Someone who was in it is trying to find it. If you know of such a documentary, please send information.
dari
Reply to oshesa1 (at) aol.com

In search of:
John Hunt: I am a former flame and present-admirer of him and his work. In respect to anyone and everyone else concerned for him, i say here that i am a friend of his as he has been the best of friend to me..til liberation
somayah peaches moore kambui
Reply to sisterhemp (at) aol.com

In search of:
Is it true that Arnold Schwarzenegger owns a large part of Venice?
Reply to webslave

In search of:
Jeff Golden, Allen Schneider (SP?), Steven Taugh (drummer, Ph.D. in percussion), Wally Woods (owner of the 4H club) and Angie, as well as Diane Osborne - longtime supporter of Windance. Also, what happened to the little blond bomber of the group, Cher Deever/Brooker.
Reply to Mike Lopuch - michael (at) princetowncable.com

In search of:
My name is Mark. I used to live out in Venice in the early 1980's. I used to do a lot of drinking at a club called ...The Sidewalk Cafe...with a real outrageous black guy named Ricky Butler. He used to cruise around Venice Beach on his roller skates. I wonder what happened to him. Does anybody remember this guy. Thanks.
Reply to gallipgal (at) yahoo.com

In search of:
information about Venice between 1965 and 1975, especially former resident Abe Osheroff and the community struggle against the developers.
Reply to webslave

In search of:
Does anyone know what happened to Trish "Gypsy"?
Reply to Shawn Grushoff ecworld (at) earthlink.net

In search of:
I'm looking for any information about the French artist Thierry Bernard. He did the mirror mosaic/painting on the wall of the cafe across the street from the Cadillac Hotel on Dudley Ave. This would be during the 1980's.
Reply to Shawn Grushoff ecworld (at) earthlink.net

In search of:
I am interested in seeing the house in
Venice that Lana Clarkson lived in. .
Reply to Patti Hansen phansen (at) joehughes.com

In search of:
For some fiction I'm planning, I'd like to know about Venice and the L.A. Police Dept. in the later 1950's: 1) Was Venice considered punishment duty for "bad" cops? 2) What does anyone remember about Officer Gershin?
Reply to webslave

In search of:
I am researching a gal who did stunts on a Wall of Death (aka Motordrome) on the Venice pier during 1924-25 and who also lived at 306-2 Aldebaran Canal at that time. Her partner lived at the Oceanic Hotel, Plunge Building, Ocean Front.
Reply to Kim Wood mizflix (at) yahoo.com

In search of:
Of the foreign tourists who come to Venice, which country do the largest number come from?
Reply to webslave

In search of:
Photos from events at On the Waterfront restaurant on the boardwalk, called Super Saturday - The Super Bowl of Spoken Word, and The Sunset Poetry and Spoken Word Series. Also, events at the Pavilion put on by Global Arts Productionsm including a concert with the band Venice and a spoken word event with Wanda Coleman and Timothy Leary.
Reply to Gary Doan gldxxx (at) yahoo.com

In search of:
' 60s pics of the old Venice West Cafe or Sam's Pizza Parlor next door on the corner of Dudley and the Boardwalk? Is there any on-line way I can view "The Beat", a short film shot in the VW in, I think, '64? Does anyone remember "Buddah" Bob Mattox or "Little Tommy", the 50-60 year old guy that wore a ' 50s kiddie cowboy outfit and pulled a little red wagon around?
Reply to
Alex Gossland gossland (at) yahoo.com

In search of:
Serious collector looking for memorabilia and video footage of the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo.
Reply to
Please email Kevin at troubledloner@netzero.com

In search of:
where is steve richmond???????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply to Linda Schram-Williams

In search of:
Who has pre-World War II photographs of Thornton Ave's Thornton Towers/Castle Apts. at corner of Speedway?..
Reply to webslave

In search of:
Linda Burdick Lautrec/Margolis is trying to contact Slavin' David.
Reply to webslave

In search of:
a young feller who painted in black and white... angles...at the Gas House while I was there I thought his name was aron but its been too long ...he later painted in colors...so wonderful his abstractions..
Reply to Shanna Baldwin-Moore

I am a first cousin to Stuart Perkoff.I had a VHS copy of The Beats that some one helped there self to and I lost this great work of art about Stuart. I would count it as a great favor if there are copies of the movie and I could obtain a copy.
Reply to Harlan Perkoff

 

 

 

 

In search of:
Circa 1961, I was at the Unicorn in Hollywood and someone sang this long, long, ballad, titled - I think - "The Last Night at the Gas House." It was the story, in song, about the final night when the cops raided the place and hauled everyone away. Lots of great verses, both funny and poignant. I don't remember who the singer was, however, I dimly recall that he was the warm up act for either Hoyt Axton or Judy Henski. Wish I could find the lyrics to that song. I'd love to make a movie around it.
Reply to webslave

In search of:
I was around from '70' to '77' and am looking for a few old friends, namely... Karin Johnson (Pacific ave.), Benji and Alex Con, Solo Scott (primo surfer!!) Bobbi McCarty (cool chick) Rosa (the belly dancer) Soren Johnson (Karin's Brother & primo surfer dude) The ever elusive and mysterious 'Prince' and 'Perry' (of Ozone).
Reply to webslave

In search of:
Do you know what happened Lofty Zebra (the cat from Azteca) who also played at the Taurus Tavern?
Reply to webslave

In search of:
Hello, I'm trying to contact John Hunt.
Reply to Christopher Beaty 408-221-1800

In search of:
I encountered an artist on the boardwalk. The art was the most brilliant thing I'd ever seen. The pieces were illustrations on old sun-aged paper. One of the illustrations was of this two faceless gentlemen riding a unicycle (one upside down and the other right side up on the same cycle), the other portrait was of a woman making a floating man out of a flock of birds that ushered forth from the horizen.
Reply to webslave

In search of:
I remember a party at one of the houses on a canal during the Canal Festival attended by sun sign Aquarians only. Very strange.... On the water a procession of the counterculture's finest regaled in cotton, beads and silver, poling and paddling anything that would float. Across the water flying upside down was an American flag colored pink and chartreuse, trimmed in gold fringe. I am looking for a picture of that flag. If anyone has a picture or can remember the colors accurately, or knows who made it, please let me know.
Reply to
webslave

In search of:
I am looking for anyone who lived at Tuum Est from 1972-1980. I guess sharing my memories with others I may be able to relive some of the wonderful times of the past. If you lived there or know someone who did, please feel free to forward my contact information.
Reply to Frank Lett son of Diana Lett

In search of:
What feature films show the Waldorf Hotel? It's that 5-story, white-brick building with the Spanish-tile roofs on its penthouse bungalows (on the Boardwalk at Westminster Ave). A documentary filmmaker seeks your help finding footage (plus photos & postcards) that depicts how Venice has changed around the Waldorf since 1915.
Reply to aswrit (at) hotmail.com (This question only)

In search of: Patrick McCarthey, journalist and photographer. He wrote an article for the LA Weekly in the early 1980s on the LA punk scene. I am doing research on the LA punk scene of the early 80s and would like to contact him. Any information would be helpful. - Immanuel Martin
Reply to ......ijm (at) best.com

In search of:
A documentary about skating, made by Percy Adlon, that showed back in 1980 and '85 in Germany. We have heard from someone wanting this film.
Reply to webslave

In search of:
hip-hop dancer Flattop, aka Reuben Hall?
Reply to webslave

In search of:
Solo, described as "...a dancer with backwards feet who performed regularly on the boardwalk a few years ago."
Reply to webslave

In search of:
Titles for any of the films listed as "Title Unknown" on the Venice in Film page
Reply to webslave

In search of:
The original photos taken by Venice publicist Eyre Powell in the old days.
Reply to: webslave

In search of:
memories of the coffeehouse Van Gogh's Ear
Reply to: webslave

If you know the answer to any of those questions or the ones below, please email the Webslave.

Did The Strand ever get underway? Has anyone watched it? It would be great to have a review.

Supposedly Ramblin’ Jack Elliott had some Venice connection - can anyone enlighten the Webslave about this?

In a Fritz Leiber story called "The Black Gondolier", he's got a cafe called La Gondola Negra. Was there ever such a place or is it just fiction?

Was there a Blue Horn coffeehouse? What else can anyone tell about it?

Rev. Bob Alexander? The Temple of Man? More information, please.

Old postcards of the original Auditorium on the pier from Abbot Kinney’s day show the Auditorium with both a red roof and a green roof. Which was it?

Pianist George Winston - his Venice connection?

 

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