A Summer Place (1959)
Film based on the novel of the same name by Sloan Wilson. It's about two one-time teen lovers, Ken and Sylvia, who end up marrying the wrong people. They meet up 20 years later and begin an adulterous affair. Actress Constance Ford plays Helen, Ken's wife; 353
Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem (b. 1947)
American retired basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest players of all time. During his 20-year professional career in the NBA, from 1969 to 1989, he scored the highest points total of any player in league history (38,387), in addition to winning a record six Most Valuable Player Awards and six NBA championships; division semifinals between the 76ers and Milwaukee, aka Lew Alcindor, 113; 223
32; Adam-12 is an American television drama which originally aired from September 21, 1968 to August 30, 1975 on NBC for 175 episodes. The program followed the daily activities of a pair of LAPD patrol officers – seven-year veteran officer Peter 'Pete' Malloy (Martin Milner) and rookie officer James 'Jim' Reed (Kent McCord) – and to a lesser extent Sergeant William "Mac" MacDonald (William Boyett); 261
311; Burke Stodger's dog, likely named for Addison DeWitt, the cold-blooded theatre critic George Sanders played in All About Eve (1950).
228; Tito Stavrou's brother in law, in Las Vegas; car swap with Doc, 338
37; "New Orleans studio tenor"
All-Night Freaky Features
245; fictional TV shoe Doc watches in Las Vegas
Allen, Lucius (b. 1947)
223; a former professional basketball player. Prior to his NBA career, he was part of one of John Wooden's legendary UCLA teams. He was drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1969 NBA Draft and retired in 1979.
American musician most associated with the group variously known as Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass or as Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass or just TJB for short. He is also famous for being a recording industry executive — he is the "A" of A&M Records (a recording label he and business partner Jerry Moss founded and eventually sold).156; and the Tijuana Brass ; "This Guy's in Love with You" 156; covering "Yummy Yummy Yummy" 332
American Security Council
95; "private intelligence operation" out of Chicago, since 1955
186; The Rosicrucian Order, Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis (AMORC) is a worldwide mystical, Rosicrucian, educational, humanitarian and fraternal organiZation founded by Harvey Spencer Lewis.
136; Jade and Bambi's cat, likely named for the Cuban-Spanish-French author Anais Nin (1903-1977) who became famous for her published journals, which span more than 60 years, beginning when she was 11 years old and ending shortly before her death. Nin is also famous for her erotica.
Television soap opera that ran on the NBC network from 1964 to 1999. In its early years opened with announcer Bill Wolff (1964-1987) intoning its epigram, "We do not live in this world alone, but in a thousand other worlds," which Irna Phillips, the show's creator, said represented the difference between "the world of events we live in, and the world of feelings and dreams that we strive for. Actress Constance Ford played Ada, the hairdresser; Elmira watching while high, with Oriole, 353
271; Puck Beaverton's former employer that did "regular business with many officers in the Department"; Doc visits Adrian Prussia, 315
aqua jelly beans
161; reference to Van Halen's stipulation for no brown M&Ms in their dressing room.
Arbolata Savings & Loan
111; in Ojai, used by Mickey Wolfmann and the Chryskylodon Institute; check sent to El Drano drawn from, 265
The Archies is a fictional garage band founded by Archie Andrews, Reggie Mantle, and Jughead Jones, a group of adolescent fictional characters of the Archie universe, in the context of the animated TV series, The Archie Show; "Sugar, Sugar" 10
361; Nickname for a military base that is located in the southern portion of Nevada in the western United States (83 miles north-northwest of downtown Las Vegas). Situated at its center, on the southern shore of Groom Lake, is a large secretive military airfield. Although the base's primary purpose is to support development and testing of experimental aircraft and weapons systems, its secretive nature and undoubted connection to classified aircraft research, together with reports of unusual phenomena, have led it to become a focus of modern UFO and conspiracy theories, including the storage, examination, and reverse engineering of crashed alien spacecraft (including material supposedly recovered at Roswell), the study of their occupants (living and dead), and the manufacture of aircraft based on alien technology, and meetings or joint undertakings with extraterrestrials; space aliens, 361
162; diner where Doc eats "All-Nighter Special." Most likely refers to Carolina Pines Jr., on the corner of La Brea and Sunset in Hollywood. The coffee shop was fairly popular with families in the 1950s and with teens and hippies in the 1960s. It closed in 1971.
Arnold the pig
254; a pig in the TV series Green Acres (1965-1971), he was treated as the son of Fred and Doris Ziffel.
91; the intended reference is presumably Joseph Arnould, an expert on marine insurance, who published a treatise on the subject in 1848. There was also a Thomas Arnold (no "u"), but he appears to have had no connection with insurance, marine or otherwise.
The ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) created by ARPA of the United States Department of Defense during the Cold War, was the world's first operational packet switching network, and the predecessor of the global Internet. It came online in 1969 with four routers (then called Interface Message Processors - IMPs), located at UCLA, Stanford Research Institute (SRI), UC Santa Barbara, and the University of Utah, and initially running at 50 kbit/second; at Gotcha!, 53; 195; 258; Fritz feels it has "taken his soul" 365
62; Wolfmann's "longtime dream project ... near Las Vegas; Wolfmann's imagined city in Las Vegas, Spanish for "sorry about that" 248; Doc and Tito arrive, 249
16; the Artesia Freeway is a major east-west freeway located entirely within Southern California and serving several regions of the Greater Los Angeles metropolitan area.; the Crips is primarily, but not exclusively, African American gang. The "Artesia Crips" is fictional.
White prison gang, formed by a a group of bikers in 1964 at San Quentin State Prison; and Mickey Wolfmann, 7; and Tariq Khalil, 16; trying to recruit Glen Charlock, 291
40; “Neptune, the dopers’ planet, and Uranus, the planet of rude surprises”
127; Spotted Dick's lead vocalist
153; Clancy Charlock's biker friend/lover