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Don Edrington - Shy Guy from Hollyood High I've been working on a book called "Shy Guy from Hollywood High."
It is not the story of my life, but rather the telling of some of its funnier moments.
Some of those moments are described here...
Hollywood High School
NBC - KFI Radio Studios
CBS - Columbia Square Radio Studios, KNX
Wallich's Music City
Pacific Electric Red Streetcar Passing Echo Park



1930s - Alameda, California
  • Bryson Perry Hall - Little Bohemian Studio
  • Red Skelton - Whistling in the Dark
  • Christian Scientist Tried to Help


  • 1940s
    Virgil Jr Hi, Le Conte Jr Hi, Hollywood Hi
  • A "nice" man accosted me at age 10
  • Singing in the Opera Carmen at age 12
  • Mom wanted me to start smoking
  • Coming of Age in Hollywood in the 1940s
  • Live Radio - couldn't believe what he said!
  • Zelma Wanted to Sharpen My Pencil
  • First Date - First Kiss?
  • Love at First Sight - Norma Jean Salina
  • Norma Got Me a Blind Date - So That...
  • Chet Huntley Was My Favorite Customer
  • Hollywood Athletic Club
  • Marie Wilson - Ken Murray's Blackouts
  • LA's 1st Stereo Radio Broadcast +
         This NEW Thing Called "Television"


    1949-1950 - Fort Ord, Fort Belvoir
  • No Time for Sergeants
  • Jan. 1, 1950 - Go East, Young Man
  • Dance Studio Temptress
  • Capt. Maynard's Phrophecy of Doom
  • Hitchhiking with a Gun-Toting Weirdo
  • That Night in Havana with Margarita
  • Havana, 1951 - Kissed by Celia Cruz


  • 1951 - Korea
  • Ptomaine, Mudslides & Army Dummy
  • Korea - Unknown Officer Saved my Life
  • Korea - I Turned a POW Loose
  • Best Friend to Start His Own Church


  • 1952 - Back to Civilian Life
  • Trying to Find a Job (with no skills)
  • Bert Goodrich Gym - Steve Reeves
  • My Roommate's Pink Jockey Shorts
  • Carl & Sophia's Honeymoon - We Three
  • The Starlight Ballbroom Mystery
  • How My Wife Got Our Business Started
  • Mysterious Subterranean Computer
  • Maybe I Shouldn't Have Dropped Out
  • Banner Sign Co. (Hi-Fi Signs) Origins
  • Hi-Fi Signs Job Almost Killed Me
  • Never Had a Good Martini?
  • 1950s
    Pasadena - Las Vegas - Puerto Rico
  • Cornet Stores - Eating a Live Goldfish
  • Staring at the Birdcage All Day
  • Boss Thought I Was Stealing from Him
  • Driving on California Snow & Ice
  • New Job & All Those Pretty Girls!

    1973-2001 - Fallbrook
  • 1977 - My First Computer
  • High School Dropout to HS Teacher?
  • Fallbrook High - Brandi's Laughter
  • Jessica Russell - Graduation Day
  • Jessica's Homemade Monkey Bars
  • Bob Layton - World-Class Non Sports Fan
  • My Grandson Paul Found a Loaded Gun
  • Cecil - the Poison Oak Eating Mule
  • Gladys - Should We Give the Money Back?
  • Eye-opening Discussion with a 5-Year-Old
  • Fallbrook Airpark - Flying on Valium
  • Troubled Girl on a Lonely Road
  • Hitchhiking Teenage Girl


  • 2002-2007 - Costa Mesa
  • Bicycle Riding on Costa Mesa's Dirt Trails
  • Costa Mesa's Fairview Park
  • Costa Mesa's Miniature Railroad


  • Strange, But True, PC Tales
  • Phone Call from a Stranger
  • You've Got Mail - & the SWAT Team
  • I Need My Wench
  • Chat Room Cat
  • Broke My Collar Bone Using the Computer
  • How Does Your Spouse Feel About PCs?
  • Surprise Invitation from a Married Woman
  • Fun with Online Flirting
  • The Day I Got Kicked Off AOL...
    "Hurry Ladies - Your Dream Hunk Is Here!"


    Odds & Ends
  • Shaved Legs?
  • Midnight on the Ocean - Not a Streetcar...
  • Had to Pour Cement into Their Houseboat!
  • There Was a Magician Named...(Limericks)
  • My Brother-In-Law Puzzled by Rod Serling
  • Stray Dog with 6th Sense
  • Stray Cat Sent Me a Message
  • Getting Reacquainted with Old Friends
         40-50 Years Later via the Internet


    Vintage Jokes & Poems
    (A Brassiere for 79 Cents?)
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    Cupid Hearts Some Favorite Links