On flight from @LAX to @PalmSpringsAirport for *Elektra convention *BillyMernit sat next to *CarlySimon and said, "Doesn't that shape look like Clouds In My Coffee." Became part of You're So Vain. Man at the Party @LA was *WarrenBeatty
*HipHop@DeathRowRecords 1992 chief photog *SimoneGreen was beaten on 12fl and kicked *SugeKnight in the nuts and left. 1979 grad @WayneStateUniversity Left @Detroit for @LA Worked for *DonCornelius*SoulTrain@MetromediaSquare@SolarRecords
1970 *DonCornelius launched *SoulTrain (1971-2006) as a daily local show @WCIUTV 1971 moved to @LA Final 13 seasons @ParamountPictures 1,117 episodes = longest lasting show until 2016 *EntertainmentTonight*EddieKendricks*GladysKnight on Ep 1.
*Funk*RandB*Soul@SolarRecords (1977) "Sound of Los Angeles Records most successful Black label in 1980s. *DickGriffey (Nov 16 1938–Sep 24 2010) born @Nashville Died @LA@CanogaPark Booked *TheJacksons*StevieWonder*JamesBrown*ArethaFranklin
1938 refugee *LisetteModel fled @Paris@Vienna But no one hired refugee photographers seeing them as spies. @PhotoLeague took them. Male photographers were off to *WWII*RosalieGwathmey came 1942 with husband *RobertGwathmey 1943 *RuthOrkin 1943 @LA