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LAist Interview II: Domenic Priore

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Editor's Note: Here is the second part of our Interview with author Domenic Priore. Since he's such an expert on SoCal in the 60s, we've asked him to answer our questionnaire as a resident of the Sunset Strip in 1966. Domenic will be discussing "Smile: The Story of Brian Wilson's Lost Masterpiece" at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena next Saturday, July 23, 2005 at. 3:00 PM. He'll be joined by Van Dyke Parks, Danny Hutton & Wilson collaborator Tony Asher at the reading. Go early, the reading at Book Soup last week attracted a large crowd.

Today we've reached into the past to interview Rudy Gomez who works at David Wolper Productions, producing documentary segments. Here's his take on what's happening in LA in 1966.

Where are you from and what neighborhood do you live in?

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Greenwich Village, Laurel Canyon

Where is the best place to relax in Los Angeles?

Pacific Ocean Park, on the banana boat ride at the end of the (Venice) peir... love the Exotica music in there.

Where is the worst place in Los Angeles? Where is the saddest place in LA?

The Hollywood Police Station on Wilcox is the worst... I'd say the saddest place is the Lytton Savings parking lot, which only a few years ago was the Garden of Allah.