Ed Squair – Part 2: Star Wars, Comic Books and Restaurant Row

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.


How to reboot a show right: Warner Brothers show “The Flash”, by Barry Allen


His new venture specializing in producing animated and live action branded content.


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.


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.

One of Ed’s collecting passions is Star Wars.

Ed's Star Wars Collection

Ed’s Star Wars Collection

Star Wars, Episode 7

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Teaser #2 on Disney Video

Droid BB8 with R2D2

HUGE G.I. Joe collection for sale!!

GIANT G.I. Joe collection for sale

GIANT G.I. Joe collection for sale


Contact Ed at www.FanCollectorGeek.com if you are interested in buying, selling or trading with him.

Freak-a-zoid cartoon Warner Brother’s cartoon: “Ode to Leonard Nimoy”

Fantastic 4 Movie – Silver Surfer Official Trailer

Star Wars Early Bird Certificate Package

Star Wars Early Bird Certificate Package Early Bird Envelope from December 1977. This is what they sold for Christmas because they had no toys.

The Original 12 Backs - Star Wars action figure collection

Original Star Wars action figure collection

Ed’s Restaurant Row (La Cienega) Collection includes items from the following:

  • The Lobster Barrel
  • Tail of the Cock
  • Ed Debevic’s
  • Tiki
  • Gay 90s
  • Roaring 20s
  • Casa Cugat


Best Comic Shop in LA – House of Secrets

House of Secrets is where Ed bumped into Frank Darabont the director of the Walking Dead.

House of Secrets is across the street from the Safari Inn
As seen as a setting in Florida in the movie Apollo 13 and Quentin Tarantino’s True Romance.

The Safari Inn

Evan Dorkin – comic book science fiction horror role play club

What’s the best place to find collectibles in Los Angeles? The Rose Bowl

Hard to go yard sale-ing in LA because you can never find a place to pull over in park. #OnlyinLA

4th of July tip: Check out a parking garage rooftop in Larchmont village, you can see fireworks all over Los Angeles.


Getting Discovered

Celebrity Sightings

If you are interested in having your own celebrity sighting there is a good chance you will have one by visiting an Erewhon Grocery Store

Psychic Advisors

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Ed Squair – Part 1: Disney, Hillside Stranglers & Monkey Island

Episode 05

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

Show host Jody with guest Ed Squair

Ed’s Neighborhoods:
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.
LA Hack – Get tickets in person at Hollywood & Highland to get better seats and shows.


The first show Ed saw taped: Cheers Season 9, Episode 21 “Cheers Has Cili”

2. Beachwood Canyon
Beachwood Canyon is a community in the Hollywood Hills, in the northern portion of Hollywood in Los Angeles, California.

Tamarind Terrace 1950 Tamarind Dr., Beachwood Canyon
Residence of one of the Hillside Stranglers

Tamarind Terrace where both Ed and one of the Hillside Stranglers lived. (Not at the same time.)

3. Glendale
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.

Conversation Highlights:


Want to get a job at Disney? Go through temp agency.
(Both Jody and Ed got their start at Disney through a placement agency.)


Alice Comedies

Dickie Jones surrounded by monkeys on Monkey Island 3300 Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90068

Monkey Island
Ed’s Blog: The Curious Tale of Monkey Island




Talking Friends App


Talking Friends Video Series


Where’s My Water? App


Where’s My Water “Swampy” Video Series


Joey Chou Book of Small World


Small World Video Series


Disney’s The Truth About Mother Goose – Mary Queen of Scots


The Sherman Brothers


Richard Sherman


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