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Los Angeles in the 1970s


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John Densmore--"LA Woman Redux," The Doors in the 1970s Luis J. Rodriguez--"What Needed Screwing Got Screwed," industrial Los Angeles in the 1970s Joe Donnelly--"Venice Bohemia: From Abbot Kinney to the Z-Boys" Dana Johnson--"March 1974," first hand encounter with the SLA house Deanne Stillman--"From the Desert to the Sea: First Hand Encounters With Los Angeles," Didion-esque musings through adventures in the desert Lynne Friedman--"Hamburgers, Hemorrhages, and Haute Cuisine" Joel Drucker--"The Making of a (Tennis) Player," sports and sex in the 1970s Howard Gerwitz--"Ritam Bhara Pragya," a young meditator moves to Hollywood Ken Levine--"Me? I've Got a Pilot.," breaking into the LA TV 'biz' Geza X--"Shitty Lead Guitarist Takes California By Storm," producing LA punk icons in the 1970s Mitch Schneider--"Merging Worlds: Los Angeles, 1979," a New Yorker moves to LA Jillian Franklyn--"I Was an Illegal" Bruce Ferber--"Bright Lights, B-City," working in B pictures Matthew Specktor--"Last Button on the Left: The Late, Great Z Channel" Michael Lazarou--"Heart of Darkness: How Dr. Demento Saved My Bony, White Ass" Lynell George--"For Now" Susan Hayden--"Borrowing Sugar," a poem about growing up around celebrities David Kukoff--"It Was Fun While It Lasted... an Oral History of the Innovative Program School" Rick McCloskey--"Cruising Van Nuys Neighborhood" Chip Jacobs--"Snake vs. Wolf," the Esalen cult Anthony Davis and Jeremy Rosenberg--"The Notre Dame Killer," the USC tailback that succeeded OJ Simpson Del Zamora--"The Day Three Chicanos Died" Erica Lyons and Debra Wacks--"Snapshots: Seventies Performance Art in LA," the first all-women installation artpiece in LA Joy Picus--"Running For City Council in the 1970s" Samantha Geimer--"Just An Ordinary Girl," Roman Polanski Bob Chinn--"Johnny Wadd: Origins," first encounters with John Holmes Steve Hodel--"The Snake and Bake Murder," 1970s Hollywood Hills swinghouse turned kidnapping and dead bodies in the desert Jim Natal--"A Few, Mostly True Things About LA" Tom Teicholz--When Reality was a Joke: the Making of Albert Brooks' "Real Life" (1979)

About the Author

A graduate of Columbia University and UCLA Film School, David Kukoff has eleven produced film and television credits to his name. He has written for every studio and network in Hollywood, has published two books on film and television writing, and has been the subject of features.


Finalist for the Foreword INDIES award for Best Anthology 2016

"The book doesn't merely look at the sexy components of Los Angeles history, either -- it engages with issues of rape, feminism, race relations, labor movements and more."?LA Weekly "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... Nope, not talking about France during the Revolution. We're talking about Los the 1970s."--KPCC's "Take Two" One of Angel's Flight Magazine's Best Books of 2016

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