Birth of Venice and early years
Actors, Filmmakers and Writers in Venice live or lived
Publishers, print, graphics, bookstores, distributors
Publishers include indies that existed only to publish one book.
Animal Press had a California Avenue address
Brooklyn Boy Books specializes in teaching people how to penetrate the record industry
Crystal Network Foundation example: The Lazy Way to Crystal Understanding 1987
Essential Media - mail order supplier of weird books. started by Kevin Segall at age 22, lasted a really long time for an alternative business, put out a great catalog great to read all on its own. No longer operating.
Feral House - publisher with attitude, a major presence when zines ruled the earth, and today even more a name to be conjured with. In 2003, Feral House chief Adam Parfrey joined the likes of Paul Krassner and John Doe to benefit Beyond Baroque, via the DIY Book Festival.
Living Planet Press specializes in books about the environment and wildlife.
Ocean Front Publishers example: Dance with the Devil 1995
Parthena Press - example: Candy (1968) by Maxwell Kenton
Peace Press - founded in 1967 by Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and The Resistance to give a printed voice to dissent. During its two decades as the most progressive print shop in Los Angeles, Peace Press printed for more than three hundred organizations, including the United Farm Workers, Daniel Ellsberg Defense Committee, Black Panther Party, Free Angela Davis Committee, Alliance for Survival, American Indian Movement, Earth Day, the Free Venice Collective, and more
Recyclepedia Bookstore - existed in 2002
Sacred Beverage Press
Venice Books - examples: Hellcats on Wheels 1969; Offbeat Orgies 1971 by Edward D.Wood (writing as Norman Bates)
Wave Publishing - recipes, art, literature, childrens
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