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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