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The Essential Los Angeles Dream, Circa 1980

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The roller skating obsession of the late 1970s is like the food truck craze of the late 00s. Both have wheels. Both dominated Los Angeles. It's a theory I'm working on. I think it's a good one. This video lunch explores the first of those subjects. And since It would take a year to explore what Michael Nesmith has been up to since leaving The Monkees (like inventing MTV) lets just start with this.. the ESSENTIAL Los Angeles dream complete with pretty runaways, rollerskating the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an oiled-up wrestler in a tiny bathing suit selling jewelry, and man trying to make out with a statue. This was the first video I ever saw. It explains a lot.