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Author Hillinger, Charles.

Title California characters : [an array of amazing people] / Charles Hillinger ; [with a foreword from Otis Chandler].

Imprint Santa Barbara, CA : Capra Press, c2000.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Glendale History Room Reference    920 HIL    Available
Description 271 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Note Subtitle from cover.
Contents Free as a bird in a downtown nest -- Esoteric practices, California style -- Four peas in a pod -- A wretched mess -- Desert dwellers -- The outer space connection -- Small but lively -- A zest for Z's -- A crazy race & prophet of soap -- A couple o' poets -- Last speaker of ancient language -- Hermits -- Miners -- Scientists -- Odd jobs -- More odd jobs -- Soup & tortillas -- Of windmills, goats, a skinflint, & a "mole" -- Town characters -- Five hamlets -- Obsessions -- A couple of weird artists -- Four special women -- Five fascinating women -- The oldest profession -- Mr. Lighthouse, Moon Lee, redheads & Rubelians -- More from the light side -- Birds of a feather -- Of scales, snails, chirps & wriggles -- Campus capers -- Unusual barbers -- That's show biz -- JFK lying in state -- Hikers, a dust devil & the prince -- Writers of the West -- High flyers -- Tales from the slammer -- Kites & pumpernickel -- Of potbellies, gum & garlic -- Potpourri -- Mell's momma -- A big finish with the Galloping Ghormleys.
Subject Eccentrics and eccentricities -- California -- Biography.
California -- Biography.
ISBN 0884964434 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780884964438 (pbk. : alk. paper)

 
    
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