Haggard, Merle (1937-2016)
American country music singer, guitarist, instrumentalist, and songwriter. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band "The Strangers" helped create the Bakersfield Sound, which is characterized by the unique twang of Fender Telecaster guitars, vocal harmonies, and a rough edge not heard on the more polished Nashville Sound recordings of the same era; in Las Vegas, 227
363; song Coy plays at the Surfadelic Freak-In up at Will Rogers Park
Hairy Rope Home Security of Tarzana
199; Doc posing as a rep of
37; surf band (there was a South Bay LA surf band called The Halibuts in the early 1980s - anachronism?)
3; Mickey renting a place for Shasta in, 151;
63; Mickey Wolfmann has a closet full of silk ties with hand-painted pictures of his lovers nude in submissive positions; tie with Shasta's picture turns up, 190. In Gravity's Rainbow, Slothrop wears hand-painted tie with a nude woman on it.
Happy and Dopey
33; two of the seven dwarfs in the 1937 American animated feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, based on the fairy tale of the same name by the Brothers Grimm. It was the first full length animated feature to be produced by Walt Disney and the first American animated feature film in movie history.
Hardy, Gridley, & Chatfield
26; firm where Doc's attorney is employed
38; 362; daughter of Coy and Hope
36; Hope's possibly deceased husband; alive, 85; police snitch, 122; at Nixon rally, 122 (aka Chucky, aka Rick Doppel); 129; at O Cangaceiro Brazilian bar, playing sax, 160; "kneeling figure in robes" at Chryskylodon, 190; "not only used multiple aka's, he also had a number of offices running him" 210; spotted at the Lighthouse by Scott Oof, 297; at the Lighthouse, 298; passing notes to a state legislator in an LAX toilet stall (Think: Larry Craig, former senator from Idaho, arrested for homosexual lewd conduct in the men's restroom at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in 2007), 301; snitch for LAPD, 308; 311; 346
35; 312; 362; junky blond and wife of Coy
Harrison, George (1943-2001)
English rock guitarist, singer-songwriter and film producer. He achieved international fame as lead guitarist in The Beatles, and is listed number 21 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of "The 100 Best Guitarists of All Time"; imposter hijacking Goodyear Blimp, 166; Wikipedia entry
71; stewardess on Kahuna Airlines and one of Doc's "partners in mischief"; 74
179; "private heat" at the guard gate at mansion where Doc drops off Dr. Blatnoyd
"Help Me, Rhonda"
March 1965 single from the Beach Boys' album The Beach Boys Today!, and the first on which Al Jardine sang lead vocal; playing at Gotcha!, 364
He Ran All the Way (1951)
254; a 1951 crime drama, considered a film noir, starring John Garfield and Shelley Winters. The film was Garfield's last. During the film's initial run, director John Berry and writers Dalton Trumbo and Hugo Butler were uncredited due to blacklisting during the Red Scare. The film's plot of a family held in their home by a killer on the lam.
Hendrix, Jimi (1942-1970)
American guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is widely considered to be the greatest guitarist in the history of rock music by other musicians and commentators in the industry, and one of the most important and influential musicians of his era across a range of genres; reference to "Third Stone from the Sun" lyric ("You'll never hear surf music again..."), 37; Wikipedia entry
1; 26; missing, 34; postcard to Doc from "some island" in the Pacific, 163; orderly with her image on a Wolfmann tie, at Chryskylodon, 190; staying at Flip's place, 257; and Vigilant California, 302; her story, 306; meets Coy the first time, 312
134; by the Marketts; actually, there is a 1963 single "Here Come the Ho-Dads" by the Denels that indicates the composer is "J. Saraceno" who is Joe Saraceno who produced the Marketts. But "Here Come the Ho-Dads" is on an early Marketts LP, possibly Surfer's Stomp. Also, "Here Comes the Ho-dads" can certainly be found on the Marketts' 1963 album The Surfing Scene.
"hillbilly act of the 1940s"
125: Frank "Cicero" Weaver (Hillbilly) vocals/comedy, b. Ozark, MO, USA. Frank was one-third of "The Weaver Bros. & Elviry", a Hillbilly act that parlayed their 'Grand Ole Opry' show success into a lucrative contract with Republic Pictures. One third of the act was Frank Weaver as "Cicero" ( b, 2 February 1891, Ozark,Missouri, USA, d. 29 October 1967, Ventura County, California, USA.) his brother Leon Abner Weaver, as "Abner" who played the "Saw" (b. 12 August 1882, Ozark, Missouri, USA, d. 27 May 1950, Los Angeles, California, USA. heart attack), sister-in-law June Weaver as "Elviry", and niece Loretta Weaver as the ingénue, "Violey".
207; "wide-screen revelations" hippies have, according to Bigfoot
Hitler, Adolph (1889-1945)
Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party, popularly known as the Nazi Party. He was the dictator of Germany from 1933 to 1945, serving as chancellor from 1933 to 1945 and as head of state (Führer und Reichskanzler) from 1934 to 1945; "another Hitler documentary" 121; Wikipedia entry
Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969)
Vietnamese Communist revolutionary and statesman who was prime minister (1946–1955) and president (1945–1969) of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam); 109; Wikipedia entry
134, slang for people on the beach who don't surf, especially those of a "greaser" style more into cars and rock-and-roll than waves, and seen in opposition to the surfer crowd. Sometimes defined as a person who carries a board to the beach and poses as a surfer but never actually surfs.
Hoffman, Abbie (1936-1989)
Social and political activist in the United States who co-founded the Youth International Party ("Yippies"). Hoffman was arrested and tried for conspiracy and inciting to riot as a result of his role in protests that led to violent confrontations with police during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, along with Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines, Lee Weiner and Bobby Seale. The group was known collectively as the "Chicago Eight"; when Seale's prosecution was separated from the others, they became known as the Chicago Seven. Later he became a fugitive from the law, living under an alias and working as an environmentalist following a conviction for dealing cocaine; "How about that Abbie Hoffman!" 103; Wikipedia entry
Katsushika Hokusai was a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period. In his time, he was Japan's leading expert on Chinese painting. Born in Edo (now Tokyo), Hokusai is best-known as author of the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (c. 1831) which includes the iconic and internationally recognized print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, created during the 1820s. Great Wave off Kanagawa 3-D reproduction in fiberglass, 125
The Hollywood blacklist—more precisely the entertainment industry blacklist, into which it expanded—was the mid-twentieth-century list of screenwriters, actors, directors, musicians, and other U.S. entertainment professionals who were denied employment in the field because of their political beliefs or associations, real or suspected. Artists were barred from work on the basis of their alleged membership in or sympathy toward the American Communist Party, involvement in liberal or humanitarian political causes that enforcers of the blacklist associated with communism, and/or refusal to assist federal investigations into Communist Party activities. The first systematic Hollywood blacklist was instituted on November 25, 1947, the day after ten writers and directors were cited for contempt of Congress for refusing to give testimony to the House Committee on Un-American Activities; 208; Wikipedia entry
Hollywood Saxons, The
125; late 50s/early 60x Rhythm & Blues band in Los Angeles.
In late 1958, they hooked up with producer George Motola, owner of the Contender label They recorded on Danny Coggins' Elf label. More about the Hollywood Saxons
Fictional character of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who first appeared in publication in 1887. He is the creation of British author and physician Arthur Conan Doyle. A brilliant London-based "consulting detective", Holmes is famous for his intellectual prowess, and is renowned for his skillful use of astute observation, deductive reasoning and inference to solve difficult cases; 96; Wikipedia entry
Hoover, J. Edgar (1895-1972)
The first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States. Appointed director of the Bureau of Investigation — predecessor to the FBI — in 1924, he was instrumental in founding the FBI in 1935, where he remained director until his death in 1972. Hoover is credited with building the FBI into a large and efficient crime-fighting agency, and with instituting a number of modern innovations to police technology, such as a centralized fingerprint file and forensic laboratories; 72; 318
Howe, James "Jimmy" Wong (1899-1976)
58; born Wong Tung Jim in Taishan, Canton Province, China, Howe is considered one of the greatest American cinematographers. He has over 130 films to his credit. A master at the use of shadow, he was one of the first to use deep-focus cinematography, photography in which both foreground and distant planes remain in focus. 254
43; drummer in Beer
290; snitch in prison with Tariq Khalil and Glen Charlock; "mysteriously deceased" 292. Brief discussion of name's meaning.
Hughes, Howard (1905-1976)
An American aviator, industrialist, film producer and director, philanthropist, and one of the wealthiest people in the world. Hughes arrived in Las Vegas in 1966 and moved into the Desert Inn. Because he refused to leave the hotel and in order to avoid further conflicts with the owners of the hotel, Hughes bought the Desert Inn in early 1967; Hughes Company, 50; bought the Desert Inn, 240; "Aryan to the bone" 248; 253
264; Heroin Users Liberation Kollective, lobbying for junkies in the state capital of Sacramento