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Jacob Shelton

Jacob Shelton

Writer

Jacob Shelton is a Los Angeles based writer. For some reason this was the most difficult thing he’s written all day, and here’s the kicker – his girlfriend wrote the funny part of that last sentence. As for the rest of the bio? That’s pure Jacob, baby. He’s obsessed with the ways in which singular, transgressive acts have shaped the broader strokes of history, and he believes in alternate dimensions, which means that he’s great at a dinner party. When he’s not writing about culture, pop or otherwise, he’s adding to his found photograph collection and eavesdropping on strangers in public.

This Is How Satanism Was Invented In The 1960s

August 21, 2019

Left: Anton LaVey on the cover of Look magazine, August 24, 1971. Right: Jayne Man...

Sgt. Pilcher: The Narc Who Arrested Mick Jagger, John L...

August 19, 2019

Beatle John Lennon and his Japanese girlfriend Yoko Ono leaving Maryle...

Gina Lollobrigida: The Classic Italian Screen Siren, Th...

August 18, 2019

Left: Gina Lollobrigida in 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame,' 1956. Right:...

Stephen King's Wife Dug 'Carrie' Out Of The Trash And M...

August 17, 2019

Left: Horror writer Stephen King in 1986. Right: Cover of the first ed...

Is Elvis Alive? Sightings, Stories & King-Sized Conspir...

August 16, 2019

Left: Elvis Presley in concert circa 1977. Right: Detail of an image p...

Bob Dylan's 1966 Motorcycle Accident: What Really Happe...

August 13, 2019

On July 29th, 1966, the month after Blonde On Blonde was released, ...

Barbara Feldon: 'Get Smart's Agent 99, Then And Now

August 12, 2019

Left: Barbara Feldon circa 1965. Right: Feldon with Don Adams on 'Get Smart.'...

Remember Frank Sinatra's Weird Science Fiction Record?

August 10, 2019

Album cover art for Frank Sinatra's 'Trilogy,' flanked by images of the Ea...

Galaxy Conquests: Captain Kirk's 10 Hottest Star Trek G...

August 4, 2019

Left: Willim Shatner as Captain Kirk with Angelique Pettyjohn as Shahn...

Neil Young's 'Rust Never Sleeps:' A '60s Rocker Kicks A...

August 3, 2019

Left: Cover art for Neil Young's 1979 album 'Rust Never Sleeps.' Right...

There'll Never Be Another Woodstock: 50th Anniversary F...

August 2, 2019

Left: Poster art for the doomed Woodstock 50 festival. Right: John Fog...

That One Time Queen Met The Queen In 1974 (And Everyone...

July 30, 2019

British rock band Queen posing with a woman, September 1974. Photo by ...

While He Created Dungeons & Dragons, Gary Gygax's Wife ...

July 28, 2019

Left: Cover of the first Dungeons & Dragons Player's Manyal. Right: Ga...

Who Killed Sharon Tate? How The Manson Murders Went Dow...

July 26, 2019

Left: Sharon Tate circa 1968. Right: Charles 'Tex' Watson, one of the ...

11 Forgotten Sci-Fi Films From The 1970s: 'THX-1138,' '...

July 23, 2019

Left: THX-1138. Right: Zardoz. Source: IMDB After the independent fi...

Rare Stories From Woodstock 1969: Some Do Remember It

July 22, 2019

A woman sits on the grass waiting for a bus to take her to the Woodstock Mu...

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory: Untold Stories Fro...

July 21, 2019

In 1971, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilde...

Linda Ronstadt, 1975: When The Rock Sweetheart Went Cou...

July 20, 2019

Linda Ronstadt with country star George Jones backstage at the Bottom ...

Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark And Movie Macabre Hostess,...

July 16, 2019

Source: IMDB Anyone who was living in Los Angeles in the 1980s remem...

1968: Van Morrison Risks His Life & Career For 'Astral ...

July 10, 2019

Singer/songwriter Van Morrison performs with flutist Artie Kaplan and ...

Fleetwood Mac's 'Tusk,' 40 Years Later: What The Hell W...

July 9, 2019

Scenes from the 'Tusk' music video. Source: YouTube Fleetwood Mac’s ...

How Dennis Hopper's 'Last Movie' Got Him Kicked Out Of ...

July 8, 2019

Actor and director Dennis Hopper and cameraman Laslo Kovacs prepare to...

How The Hells Angels Became America's Notorious Black S...

July 5, 2019

Members of the Hells Angels gang, acting as both security and hoodlums...

The David Lee Roth Fetish Photo Shoot That Almost Sank ...

July 2, 2019

Left: Michael Anthony, Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Ha...

Comic Book Rip-Off Ads: Sea Monkeys, X-Ray Specs, And M...

July 1, 2019

Left: Charles Atlas promising to make wimpy comic book readers into he...

The Wild Bunch: Violence Sam Peckinpah Hoped Would Repu...

June 30, 2019

Left: Ben Johnson, Warren Oates, William Holden, and Ernest Borgnine i...

Bobby Fischer, Cold War Chess Hero: His Rise And Eccent...

June 28, 2019

Left: Bobby Fischer in an undated photo. Right: Fischer poses for a po...

How 'Light My Fire' Got The Doors Banned From Ed Sulliv...

June 26, 2019

Left: Jim Morrison in an undated photo. Right: Morrison on The Ed Sull...

The Last Days Of John Belushi: The SNL Star's Tragic En...

June 22, 2019

John Belushi in January 1981. Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collect...

Stories From The Making Of 'Jaws:' Fiasco On The High S...

June 20, 2019

Left: Bruce the shark. Right: Richard Dreyfus feigns happiness during ...