July 17, 2019
Yesterday, I was doing some research and chanced upon an excellent article, “Laurel Canyon is where the new Hollywood lives.” The article (full text as PDF) was written by journalist Nathaniel Freedland, and appeared in the Toronto Daily Star, on, Oct. 11, 1969.
Here is an excerpt from the article, referencing my ex-wife, Kiyo as a local Canyon resident and “Astrologer to the Stars”:
“the prototype of individualistic new-style Laurel Canyonite is Kiyo, the lovely Eurasian astrologer featured in Time magazine’s recent cover story on the revival of occultry. Kiyo casts horoscopes for clients like Jane Russell in a compound of forest chalets at the far end of one of the canyon backroads.
“There’s always something going on around here,” says Kiyo. “The kids are always sending runaways up to see me because they say I’m the only one they’d listen to. I try to get them off drugs because I don’t think they need it to expant their minds.”
The tenant in one of Kiyo’s bungalows is John Densmore, drummer with those controversial rockers The Doors.” (SKH Note- The other cabin was rented by singer Neil Young.)
Here’s a photograph of the Time Magazine cover and inserted photo of Kiyo and Neil Young from March, 1969 as referenced in Freedland’s article above.
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A Bizarre Synchronicity
On the very same day ( October 11, 1969) the Laurel Canyon article appeared in the Toronto Sun publication featuring Kiyo, my ex-wife and the former lover/mistress of my father, Dr. George Hill Hodel; George is up in San Francisco and commits the brutal Zodiac execution murder of cabdriver, Paul Stine.
GEORGE HODEL AS “ZODIAC” EXECUTES SAN FRANCISCO CAB DRIVER ON OCT 11, 1969 at 10:00 pm
Alice gazed into her looking glass and asked herself, “Can things get any tripper than this?”