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Garfield, John (1913-1952)
59; an American actor. Garfield was especially adept at playing brooding, rebellious, working-class character roles. Garfield is acknowledged as the predecessor of such Method actors as Marlon Brando, James Dean, and Montgomery Clift. He was active in liberal politics, and when called to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, which was empowered to investigate purported communist infiltration in America, Garfield refused to name communist party members or followers, testifying that, indeed, he knew none in the film industry; 225; TV Marathon, 254; He Ran All the Way (1951), 254; and Bigfoot, 269; in Burke Stodger film, .45-Caliber Kissoff, 309; his suit purchased by Doc, 344; The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946), 344; The Sea Wolf (1941), 356

Gazzoni, Salvatore "Paper Cut"
183; one of Tito Stavrou's creditors

Getz, Stan (1927-1991)
American jazz saxophone player. Known as "The Sound" because of his warm, lyrical tone, Getz's prime influence was the wispy, mellow tone of his idol, Lester Young. His 1964 album etz/Gilberto with Tom Jobim, João Gilberto and his wife, Astrud Gilberto. "The Girl from Ipanema" from this album won a Grammy Award; one of Coy Harlingen's influences, 37;

Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
1964 tokusatsu kaiju (Japanese: film about strange beasts) film, and is the 5th film in Toho's Godzilla series. It's the first of the Godzilla series where Godzilla tries to help Japan instead of destroy it, and also features Mothra and Rodan; 281

Ghostflower Court
219; "collection of bungalos dating from the fifties" where Doc and Trillium Fortnight stay, in Las Vegas

Gilligan's Island
89; What am I, the Skipper?" 133; Godzilligan's Island, 246; Sauncho's boat, 354

See Sportello, Gilroy

95; secretary at Gotcha!

Glass House
122; police station in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, named after William H. Parker, a former chief of the LAPD. The eight-story structure is situated between Los Angeles Street, First Street, San Pedro Street, and Market Streets and is one block east of City Hall. The detention facility, officially called the Metropolitan Jail, is also most commonly referred to as "Parker Center Jail" and also known as the "Glass House" because of its features large windows. LA's Blacks and Latinos considered Parker a racist pig who led a force of brutal cops that targeted and terrorized the African-American and Latino communities; 137

100; "Global Network of Anecdotal Surfer Horseshit"

Godzilligan's Island
245; fictional "movie for TV" Doc watches in Las Vegas

Golden Fang, The
77; big mysterious schooner, aka Preserved; 84; 87; "out of Charlotte Amalie, 90; 92; 109; 119-120; "Indochinese heroin cartel", uses Chick Planet Massage to launder money 159; "six-story-high golden fang!" Corporate HQ, 168; "a syndicate, most of us happen to be dentists, we set it up years ago for tax purposes" 169; Procedures Handbook, dealing with hippies, 170; "if the Golden Fang could get its customers strung out, why not turn around and also sell them a program to help them kick?" 192; 213; in photo in Adrian Prussia's Hall of Justice file, 286; "bunch of honkey dentists" 293; "not only traffick in Enslavement, they peddle the implements of Liberation as well" 294; the person, in Doc's PCP hallucination, 318; dezombified by Zen exorcist (in Doc's dream), 340; put in at San Pedro, 354; abandoned, 358

Golden Triangle
One of the most extensive opium-producing areas of Asia and of the world since the 1950s, it is an area of around 350,000 square kilometres that overlaps the mountains of four countries of Southeast Asia: Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand. There is much evidence that the CIA protected drug lords in the name of national security, and for directly contradicted Drug Enforcement Agency's efforts to interdict major traffickers; Golden Fang "ran CIA heroin" from, 95; 325

Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The
204; a 1966 Italian epic spaghetti western film directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach in the title roles.

28; Walt Disney cartoon character, a dog and one of Mickey Mouse's best friends

Gordita Beach
6; fictional Los Angeles beach town where Doc lives and works; a gordita (Spanish: "fatty") is a thick tortilla which is split and typically filled with thick, hearty stews; built on top of one of the "sacred portals of access to the spirit world" 355

Gotcha! Searches and Settlements
51; collection agency that hires Doc as a skip-tracer (private investigator or private detective who specializes in finding people who have attempted to disappear) to work of his debt

Grande Valse Brillante
220; by Chopin; The Grande Valse brillante in E-flat major (also called Grande Waltz Brillante), Op. 18, was composed by Frédéric Chopin in 1833. It was first published in 1834 and is Chopin's first waltz composition for solo piano. It was often used as incidental music in Brazilian overdubbings of Warner Bros. cartoons such as Bugs Bunny.

Gravity's Rainbow
shades of Slothrop's desk, 15; "that" - hardons - lighting, 59

"Great Pretender, The"
55; a popular song recorded by The Platters and released as a single on November 3, 1955.

green and magenta

Green and magenta are complementary colors. They're also the two colors of the neon title on the Inherent Vice dustjacket. Pynchon uses these colors frequently in his novels; "psychedelic favorites" 14; kimono, 107; Liberace's necktie sequins, 220; clouds of dust, 336

Green Acres
200; American television series starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as a couple who move from New York City to a farm in the country, running from 1965 to 1971.

Gummo Marx Way
Milton "Gummo" Marx was the fourth-born of the Marx Brothers comedy act (1893-1977) and chose not to become an actor and entertainer. His nickname derives from his enjoying being sneaky backstage, creeping up on others without them knowing (like a gumshoe); "hard-luck boulevard" in Los Angeles, 283-284; 329

141; listed; "short-barreled Model 27" 149; Heckler & Koch, 149; Smith, 151; Smith & Wesson, 178; modified AK-47 with an oversize banana clip, 184; Smiths, 186; 201; ".44 Magnum, a Ruger Blackhawk" 250;

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