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36; this highly invasive plant is also mentioned on the first page of [http://vineland.pynchonwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Chapter_1 ''Vineland''], suggesting creeps and invasions and the like which occur in both novels.
36; this highly invasive plant is also mentioned on the first page of [http://vineland.pynchonwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Chapter_1 ''Vineland''], suggesting creeps and invasions and the like which occur in both novels.

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160; popular Brazilian liquor made from fermented sugarcane juice, unlike Rum which is made from molasses. The caipirinha is the most famous cocktail using it these days.

5; 1959 Eldorado Biarritz ragtop - Shasta's car

Call Me Madam
247; "You're Not Sick, You're Just in Love" sung by Ethel Merman

Campbell, Glen

215; Spanish for "basket," a card game originating in Uruguay, where players attempt to make melds of 7 cards of the same rank, and "go out" by playing all cards in their hand and discarding. It is commonly played by two players with two standard decks of cards, but many variations exist for 3- and 4-player games or teams.

"Can't Buy Me Love"
3; Beatles song

Cantor's Delicatessen
126; "hippie-friendly" deli on Fairfax

1959 Eldorado Biarritz ragtop - Shasta's car, 5; VW buses, woodies, 19; Harley Earl Impala, 76; "1949 Mercury woodie" driven by "zombies" 133; motorcycles, 141; Luz's "red SS396" Super Sport Chevy, 143; Boris' "'46 Dodge Power Wagon" 149; Eldorado, 151; Electra Glide shovelhead, 153; Wolfgang "ten-year-old Mercedes sedan with a roof panel" 175; Excaliburs and Ferraris, 177; Doc's '64 Dodge Dart, 180; Jaguars and Porsches, 180; 1934 Hispano-Suiza J12, 184; Falcons, Nova, VDub, 184; 216; '69 Camarro, 218; '62 Bonneville, 223; Ford Rancheros, ancient T-Birds and Chevy Nomads, 228; F-100s and Chevy Apaches, 236; Morgans, Cobra 289s and '62 Bonnevilles, "supernatural DeSoto" 298; Lincoln Continental, '65 Impala, 328; '59 Cadillac hearse (as depicted on the novels dust jacket), 329; Bigfoot's "Cherry Bomb Glasspack" 330; Vibrasonic (Made by Motorola, this device was connected to a car radio to add reverb), 335; Falcon, 335; 442 Olds, 338; "'53 Buick Estate Wagon, the last woodie that ever rolled out of Detroit" 349; Stingray, 369

Carillo, Leo (1880-1961)
78; Leopoldo Antonio Carrillo (August 6, 1880 – September 10, 1961), was an actor, vaudevillian, political cartoonist, and conservationist, in Santa Monica, CA. He played stereotypical latins. He played Pancho on the 1950s TV show, The Cisco Kid. As used here, "Leo Carillo" probably refers to Leo Carrillo State Park, west of Malibu on the Pacific Coast Highway, named in his honor for his conservation services to California; "night cricket" 130

Carmine & the Cal-Zones
228; band in Nine of Diamonds, in Las Vegas; "Just the Lasagna (Semi-Bossa Nova)" 229;

47; in Pat Dubonnet's office at the Gordita Beach station.

Castro, Fidel

Chamberlain, Wilt

Champion (1949)
The film in which actor Kirk Douglas, playing a selfish boxer, established himself as a Tough Guy. An American film noir, Champion is a drama filmed in black-and-white, and recounts the struggles of boxer "Midge" Kelly fighting his own demons while working to achieve success in the boxing ring; 336

Channel View Estates

37; "Pipeline" 124;

Charlie the Tuna

Charlock, Clancy
146; Glen Charlock's sister; tending bar in Inglewood, 214; screwing with Tariq Khalil, 288

Charlock, Glen
15; "Aryan Bro" in prison with Tariq working as a body guard for Mickey Wolfmann; murdered, 23; and the Wolfmann raid, 85; footage of his murder, 142; 247; details from Tariq Khalil, 290; 319-320

Chateau Marmont
158; a landmark from 1920s-era Hollywood where John Barrymore and Errol Flynn held inebriated court in the baronial living room. Greta Garbo regularly checked in as Harriet Brown, and Jim Morrison was one of many celebrities to call this home in later years. John Belushi overdosed in Bungalow #2. [1]

Chatfield, C.C.
360; Sauncho Smilax's boss

Chick Planet Massage
20; 76; raid, 141;

224; "One Fine Day"

91; waitress at Belaying Pin

220; Grande Valse Brillante

Hope Harlingen's, 36; new false teeth for Coy Harlingen, 300

Chryskylodon Institute
111; upscale rehabilitation facility in Ojai; where Japonica is sent, 171; Greek for "gold fang", 185; Doc visits, 186; 301

Cielo Drive
208; The original home at 10050 Cielo Drive in Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles, California is infamous for being the scene of one of the Manson "family" murders.

Club Asiatique
77; in San Pedro; 80; 131; 168

Coddington lens
286; magnifying glass consisting of a single very thick lens with a central deep groove diaphragm at the equator, thus limiting the rays to those close to the axis, which again minimizes spherical aberration.

Code 7
208; this police scanner code stands for "meal break." [2]

Cohen's Beauty and Barber Shop
127; in East London, where Spotted Dick gets their asymmetric bobs


Collins family
128; vampires in TV show Dark Shadows

Cookie and Joaquin
71; ex-grunts from Vietnam; 76; 80

Cortes Bank
Cortes Bank is a dangerously shallow chain of underwater mountains in the Pacific Ocean, about 115 miles (188 kilometers) west of Point Loma San Diego, USA, and about 50 miles (82 kilometers) south-west of San Clemente Island. Beginning in 1990, Cortes Bank attracted the interest of surfers. In ideal conditions, which are rare, surfers have caught waves up to 70' high. Although very difficult to get to, the reputation of Cortes Bank draws crowds when conditions are good; 358

Cottie food!
146; coup de foudre is French for "love at first sight"

Country Joe and the Fish
A Berkeley-based rock band most widely known for musical protests against the Vietnam War, from 1966 to 1971; Shasta in a band T-shirt, 1, 261;

Courage, Camille
The phrase originally comes from Alexander Dumas' 1857 play Camille: The Lady of the Camellias in which Monsieur Duval tells Camille, "Courage, Camille, Courage."

Also, "Courage Camille" is a game in which three players are required. Two of the players face each other and lock hands. The third person stiffens and falls backwards into their arms. This should be done several times, with the person falling farther backwards each time (the players locking their hands should lower them each time). Other players can then try.

Also, a line masterfully delivered by Bob Hope as radio personality and craven muckraker Lawrence Lawrence Lawrence in the 1940 horror-comedy The Ghost Breakers. It is also used in Pynchon's 2006 novel Against the Day, on page 345

Creation of Adam, The
124; Michelangelo

creeping fig

36; this highly invasive plant is also mentioned on the first page of Vineland, suggesting creeps and invasions and the like which occur in both novels.

Curb, Mike
American musician, record company executive, race car owner (in both NASCAR and IRL), and Republican Party (GOP) politician who served as Lieutenant Governor of California from 1979-1983 during the second administration of Democratic Governor Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown, Jr. He is also the founder of Curb Records, an independent record label. Curb wrote and performed (with his group The Mike Curb Congregation) the music for the 1969 film The Big Bounce; Doc hears Curb's score while high on PCP, 318

221; bar on Rampart in Las Vegas, hangout of Puck's and Einar's; former "crossroads saloon" 225;

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