Talk:Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles

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A few more sources: http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=10703 - article on the Laurel Canyon Market http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1216/is_n3_v194/ai_17046848 - "canyon living" from Sunset Magazine

Stan Laurel[edit]

Does anybody know, whether this canyon is named after Stan Laurel? -- 80.129.58.251 13:07, 6 January 2006 (UTC)

I can't imagine that it would have been. More likely, it was named after the California bay laurel, a native tree which grows in canyons. -Will Beback 21:11, 6 January 2006 (UTC)
Thanx. That seems to be plausible. I translated the article into german and was wondering about the name. -- de:Benutzer:ReqEngineer -- 80.129.54.190 11:49, 8 January 2006 (UTC)

Heinlein quote[edit]

Americans are considered crazy anywhere in the world. They will usually concede a basis for the accusation but point to California as the focus of the infection. Californians stoutly maintain that their bad reputation is derived solely from the acts of the inhabitants of Los Angeles County. Angelenos will, when pressed, admit the charge but explain hastily, "It's Hollywood. It's not our fault-we didn't ask for it; Hollywood just grew." The people in Hollywood don't care; they glory in it. If you are interested they will drive you up Laurel Canyon "--where we keep the violent cases." The Canyonites--the brown-legged women, the trunks-clad men constantly busy building and rebuilding their slap-happy unfinished houses--regard with faint contempt the dull creatures who live down in the flats, and treasure in their hearts the secret knowledge that they, and only they, know how to live. Lookout Mountain Avenue is the name of a side canyon which twists up from Laurel Canyon. The other Canyonites don't like to have it mentioned; after all, one must draw the line somewhere! -- "—And He Built a Crooked House—" AnonMoos 18:53, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

Literary References[edit]

Is the "Literary References" section really necessary? Whoever wrote it even states in the section that the one literary reference mentioned isn't even really about Laurel Canyon. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Martylunsford (talkcontribs) 01:58, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

David Byrne?[edit]

David Byrne lived in New York city, in the 80s-early 90s, and currently lives in Florida. Does he have a second home in Laurel Canyon? If so, can anyone verify where his home is, in Laurel Canyon?

--Irshgrl500 06:05, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

  • Byrne and his girlfriend Adelle Lutz, ..., divide their time between homes in New York's SoHo district and L.A.'s Laurel Canyon.
    • HEADING INTO THE HEARTLAND; [Home Edition] RICHARD CROMELIN. Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext). Los Angeles, Calif.: Oct 26, 1986. pg. 58
Will that do?   Will Beback  talk  06:10, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Move discussion in progress[edit]

There is a move discussion in progress on Talk:Harbor City, Los Angeles, California which affects this page. Please participate on that page and not in this talk page section. Thank you. —RM bot 19:31, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

Interested editors can also comment at Talk:Los Angeles Purplebackpack89 (Notes Taken) (Locker) 22:39, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Notable residents section[edit]

Does anyone agree that the "notable residents" section should be cut down to only verifiable residents? All of these are probably rumors, and even if they're true, I doubt there will be any public sources verifying this data. The only semi-reliable source that lists out residence is this about.com article. Thoughts? --Dan LeveilleTALK 01:34, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

I'd just as soon see the entire list gone. — alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 19:12, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
Actually I suspect many of these names could be sourced with some effort, using books such as the cited Canyon of Dreams[1] and assorted news and magazine sources. The list in its current state does have a tinge of the ridiculous about it, but Laurel Canyon's history of creatives and celebs is one of its most distinctive and often-mentioned features, so I'd suggest that we try to keep and improve some of this.--Arxiloxos (talk) 20:46, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
Agreed that many of them are probably sourceable. Rather than a list, though, I'd prefer to see the paragraph in the History section that deals with the subject expanded a little bit. A list of every famous person who's ever lived in the canyon doesn't tell the reader much about the canyon. But famous people who lived there and helped give the canyon the role it plays in the culture of Los Angeles are relevant. That's why I think it'd be better to remove the list and work with the sources to build out the paragraph, possibly even breaking it off into a separate section. — alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 20:54, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

Why no mention of John Mayall? 89.187.79.36 (talk) 15:17, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

Just because no one's written it yet. You can do it, you know. Please feel free to ask if you need help with sourcing or anything else. If you're nervous about putting it into the article you can try out things in your sandbox or on this talk page first to get advice from other editors.— alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 15:35, 19 January 2014 (UTC)