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Van Cleef, Lee (1925-1989)
204; an American film actor who appeared mostly in Western and action pictures.

Van Helsing, Dr.
58; Professor Abraham Van Helsing is a fictional character and a protagonist from Bram Stoker's 1897 novel, Dracula, who drives a stake through Dracula's heart.

van Houten, Leslie (b. 1949)
A former member of Charles Manson's "Family" who was convicted of the murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. She remains imprisoned at the California Institution for Women in Chino, San Bernadino County, California; 138; 293

Veidt, Conrad (1893-1943)
German actor, remembered for his roles in such films as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919), The Thief of Bagdad (1940) and Casablanca (1942); Caligari, 115

Velveeta, Jason
156; Jade's and Bambi's "pimp". Velveeta is a type of processed cheese, produced by Kraft Foods. Tehre's the obligitory wikipedia page, which is a tad dull. More fun is had with Velveeta, a "Pasteurized processed cheese food" here: What IS this stuff anyway?

352; See Sportello, Vernix

Vertigo (1958)
American psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring James Stewart and Kim Novak. In the film, a retired police detective who suffers from acrophobia is hired as a private investigator to follow the wife of an acquaintance and uncover the mystery of her peculiar behavior; "supernatural Desoto" 298;

368, with many references earlier [help fill them in here]. A kind of Fender amplifier made only between 1959 and 1964 [1] that's the heart of Doc's way-cool sound system for his Dodge Dart; he's installed it in his trunk, where it takes up a good deal of the space. The amp also features a JBL speaker. This little set-up makes Doc's ride more in line with how some "Lowrider" cars were being modified in the late '60s (and after), doesn't it, despite the general social divide that Doc notes between white surfers and Chicanos in LA?

103; 117; 152; 161; 197; "Long Trip Out" (Spotted Dick song about a Vietnam vet), 198-199; 254; 310; handshake, 361; "infrared and night vision" 365

Vigilant California
121; GOP activists at Nixon rally; Coy worked for them, 139; 161; Arthur Tweedle, 199; recruiting Coy Harlingen, 299-300; 346

Vincent, Larry (aka "Seymour") (1924-1975)
261; a television horror host, famed for his character "Seymour," who presented—and heckled—low-budget horror and science fiction movies on Fright Night on KHJ-TV and Seymour's Monster Rally on KTLA, both local stations in Los Angeles between 1969 and 1974. He was noted for his style of criticizing the movies he presented in an offbeat and funny manner, usually appearing in a small window which would pop up in the corner, tossing a quip, then vanishing again.


365; Italian pop song written by Franco Migliacci and Domenico Modugno in 1958 and subsequently translated into other languages and recorded by many different artists. It is “arguably among the greatest pop tunes ever written” (Bleeding Edge 154) and also appears twice in Vineland.

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
TV show running on ABC from 1964-68 based on a 1961 movie by the same name. It featured the adventures of the world's first privately owned nuclear submarine, the SSRN Seaview. Many of plots were based on contemporary political issues, though some 'monster' episodes appeared as well--think Star Trek in the ocean. Wikipedia

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