The Iliad & Lisa Morton


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During the 80s and 90s, I spent most of my time in Los Angeles working as a costume designer and stylist. My work included scouring thrift and vintage stores in Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Hollywood, and the valley.

Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank and Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood were full of fabulous dinky stores overflowing with bargains, and more than once, my heart raced when I reached for a vintage piece hidden under a pile of used clothing. To me, it was like finding gold!

While working on the music video for Tom Petty’s Free Falling, I think I bought out most of the 50s and 60s clothing and jewelry in the valley and topped it off with pieces from my collection along with rentals from costume houses.

You can say all you want about 80s and 90s hair and make-up, but being involved with the early days of music videos sure was fun!

In this episode, I head back to the valley, but this time I’m off to chat with Dan Weinstein, owner of The Iliad Bookshop, about books, rescue cats, and graphic novels. Later my guest is fiction and non-fiction author Lisa Morton.


Here’s a list of links, authors, and books mentioned in this podcast.

· The Iliad Bookshop

· Heritage Bookshop

· Paul Dilworth

· The Iliad exterior murals

· Charles Bukowski

· John Fante

· Lisa Morton

· Reaktion Books

· Dennis Etchison The Dog Park, The Dark Country

· Horror Writers Association

· Philip K. Dick

· Theodore Sturgeon

· Ray Bradbury

· Frank Herbert Dune

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