Sham Ibrahim does digital drawings of pop art phenomenons and is arguably the most colorful and controversial artist in Los Angeles. From his Warhol-esque portrait of Rihanna’s beaten evidence photo to […]
Señor Amor is an LA native, a DJ extraordinaire, and co-Host of KXLU’s long running show The Molotov Cocktail Hour. Tune in to hear what it was like growing up next door to the Jackson’s, being a DJ at Beverly Hills High and being a part of the revival of the Lounge Music culture and the birth of the Neo-Burlesque scene.
This week we have Selene Luna as our special guest. Selene is a comedian, actor, burlesque performer and icon in the Los Angeles fringe performer community. Listen as we find out what brought her to L.A., what keeps her here and what it means to be a little person with big dreams and even bigger talent.
This week we have Ron Barbagallo as our special guest. Ron repairs and restores classic animation art. His client list includes Disney, Warner Bros., and Hanna-Barbera to name a few. He is also an accomplished photographer and the creator of the Found in Los Angeles project.
Restored The “Wizard of Oz” Logo for the Anniversary release
Restored Andy Warhol’s “Timothy the Mouse” cel from Dumbo
Warhol’s Timothy Mouse – Before Restoration (B&W)
Warhol’s Timothy Mouse – After Restoration (B&W)
Career took off after taking part in a “little” talk at the National Gallery of Art. “ MICKEY, DONALD, GOOFY & PLUTO WHAT’S BREAKING UP THAT OLD GANG OF MINE?” invited by Nora Kennedy, the Sherman Fairchild Conservator of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
From humble beginnings to the runways of Escada, Fendi and Gucci. Tune in as I talk to makeup artist Levi Vieira about how to break in to the business, makeup tips you can never go wrong with, working with RuPaul and our journeys with the gastric sleeve weight loss surgery.
Sham Ibrahim does digital drawings of pop art phenomenons and is arguably the most colorful and controversial artist in Los Angeles. From his Warhol-esque portrait of Rihanna’s beaten evidence photo to Casey Anthony as Marilyn Monroe, Jody and Sham discuss his journey to finding his voice as an artist and Hollywood’s indelible influence on it.
On making it: “You think it’s magic? Oh no, get ready to suffer and earn it. If you are not a Kardashian, get ready to work.” @Shampopart — #OnlyinLA Podcast (@onlyinlapodcast) August 24, 2015
I asked Sham, “Who do you want to make a portrait of and give it to them?” Here are his answers:
2. Roseanne Bar
“The only ones in the media that told me it was okay to be gay were Roseanne, Madonna and Ellen. Those 3 were the ones. They were who I looked up to.” – Sham
We end the show on a hilarious note with Sham explaining that he has the same name as a militant terrorist ISIS fighter. When you Google his name you get that guy instead of him so ISIS is messing up his SEO. He has this to say about that: “Would you rather see some pop art or a guy’s head chopped off. I mean, I’m not taking head, I’m giving it.”
We are back again with Ed Squair where we finish our conversation on his projects while working for Disney, what he is up to next and his fascinating #StarWars and La Cienega’s Restaurant Row collections.
What is a Rosetta Stone?
The Rosetta Stone is a granodiorite stele inscribed with a decree written in 3 different languages which provided a key to the modern understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosetta_Stone
Ed comes from collector stock. Lyall A. Squair, Ed’s dad, held the largest private collection of Theodore Roosevelt memorabilia. He eventaully sold his entire collection to New York State Library. You can check it out here: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/mssc/tr/index.html
Ed’s mom also loved to collect. She preferred dolls, her favorites include Effanbee & Madame Alexander.
On this week’s episode we talk to Ed Squair. Ed is an archivist, writer, video producer and a pop culture and toy collector. He has so many interesting stories, for the first time, we had to break this interview into 2 episodes! In part 1 we talk about his LA story, how he came to call it home. His 21 year career at Disney, where he spent most of it in the photo archives and then went on to create content for the company’s social media launch and later their original video department.
Show host Jody with guest Ed Squair
1. Larchmont Village
Larchmont is a densely populated, highly diverse, half-square-mile neighborhood in the central region of the City of Los Angeles, California, where more than half the residents were foreign-born.
See celebrities in their natural habitat by going to a TV show taping.
Tamarind Terrace where both Ed and one of the Hillside Stranglers lived. (Not at the same time.)
Glendale is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Its estimated 2014 population was 200,167, making it the third largest city in Los Angeles County and the 23rd largest city in the state of California.
Fess Parker & Buddy Ebsen
Virginia Davis, Alice of the Alice Comedies
Dick Jones, Voice of Pinocchio
Dick Jones Signature Close Up
Want to get a job at Disney? Go through temp agency.
(Both Jody and Ed got their start at Disney through a placement agency.)
Dickie Jones surrounded by monkeys on Monkey Island 3300 Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90068
Malinda is a crafting, tech nerd who loves exploring the quirkier, nerdier side of Los Angeles. Her journey to LA from Austin, Texas is a tale of gambling with the universe and winning. In this interview she takes us on her tour of LA from Hollywood to Skidrokyo where we learn all about her favorite places to connect with the craft scene, collecting art, eating ramen and getting around Los Angeles without owning a car.
Name: Malinda Lloyd Occupation: Digital Producer, Crafter Neighborhood: Skidrokyo Links:
Join Jody as she interviews Lenora Claire, one of the most colorful (literally & figuratively) personalities LA has to offer. Follow along as Lenora recounts some of the more infamous stories of Los Angeles like Don Simpson, George Michael and her bringing her father’s anatomical teaching model of a penis to her elementary school’s show and tell. We also cover how she rode the TMZ slingshot of exposure with her art show Golden Girls Gone Wild, as well as her current projects Leg Closers and The Fart Joke Documentary and her advice for breaking into reality TV.
Show and Tell with Oscar Meyer the Weiner
Name: Lenora Claire Occupation: Art Curator/Filmmaker/Journalist/Casting Agent Neighborhood:Los Feliz Links:
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In this episode we discuss Leo’s journey from Brazil to Los Angeles after the success of his house hit “Generator.” Recently Leo appeared on the Food Network show “Worst Cooks in America” where he made it to the semi-finals. We talk about all the things you don’t see on the show. Where do you stay? Are all the contestants in the same place? No phone? No Internet? We talk about it all as well as his boost in newly found fans from the show and his new music, “Multiple Personality”.
Leopold Nunan is an award-winning performer, singer/songwriter, dancer, actor, model and choreographer with roots native to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. A chameleon, he charismatically transforms from macho samba dancer to harlequin.
To date, he has created more than 500 characters for the stage. Leopold began his career at 13 in classical/contemporary ballet, and theatre.
At 18, he turned out his first house music hit “I’ve Got It,” which aired on MTV Brazil and was followed with hits “Feel The House” and “Generator” which cemented his place in the house music community.
In 2014 he was cast in Food Network’s “Worst Cooks in America” Season 6 where he made it to the semi-finals.
Leopold currently resides in the City of West Hollywood with his partner, and is making his way back to house music with his first US house music release – “Multiple Personality”.
Leopold Nunan photo by Austin Young
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