Doc here with a great look into the not-too-distant past by Senior Reporter Old Marine Corps Guy. His take on LA's version of Boston's Combat Zone is a treat for those of us who never made it to LA during those pre-Meese Report times.
So about face, and join Old Marine Corps Guy in this Blast From The Past.
|The Combat Zone|
Boston, circa 1986
|Old Marine Corps Guy|
The Action Figure
LA, circa 1982
My favorite theater there was the Libra Den. It had a bookstore in front, with a small theater in the rear. The theater had a center isle with about 6 rows of 6 or 7 seats on each side. The manager (who later managed the Lil Fox…another story in itself) and his staff were all “players” so whatever went on in the theater was cool with them. Whenever law enforcement would come into the store, there was a switch under the clerk’s counter that “flashed” the lights inside the theater to let everyone know to “clean up their act”. When something REALLY good would come into the theater (which was very often), and the action got REAL hot and heavy, whoever was working would put a “closed for 15 minutes” sign on the front door and lock it and then go into the theater for a little taste for themselves. I hated it whenever I would come to the theater and see that sign in the front door because I knew that some extra good action was going on right then and that I couldn’t get in on it myself.
LA, circa 2008