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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.

15 Things You Might Not Know About Andy Warhol, WWF Fan...

June 15, 2019

Left: Gavin MacLeod and Andy Warhol shooting the 'Love Boat' episode '...

Becoming Charles Manson: His Life Before The Tate-LaBia...

June 14, 2019

Left: Charles Manson in 1970. Right: Manson at Federal Correctional In...

Lola Falana: From Sammy Davis Jr. Protegee To Queen Of ...

June 10, 2019

Left: Publicity photo of Lola Falana circa 1970. Right: Lola Falana po...

Vampira, The First Horror Host: Her Short, Frustrating ...

June 9, 2019

Left: Vampira, nee Maila Nurmi, drinking from a smoking cocktail glass...

Teen Magazines Of The '60s and '70s: Mad About The Boys...

June 7, 2019

Mickey Dolenz catches up on his reading with 'Tiger Beat's Official Mo...

'Ballad Of The Green Berets' Singer Barry Sadler's Rise...

June 3, 2019

Left: Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler in 1966. (Photo by Michael Ochs Arch...

Beat It, Trebek! Cancer Is 'Near Remission' Says Jeopar...

May 30, 2019

Television personality Alex Trebek attends a ceremony at the TCL Chine...

'Keep On Truckin,'' The Hippie Slogan R. Crumb Regrets ...

May 30, 2019

Left: A 'Keep On Truckin' print currently available from crumbproducts...

1963: With 'Live At The Apollo,' James Brown Invents Th...

May 29, 2019

Left: The 'Godfather of Soul' James Brown relaxes backstage with his s...

Was Woodstock A Teenage Wasteland? The Who's 'Baba O'Ri...

May 27, 2019

Left: Meher Baba in 1925. Right: Pete Townshend on stage circa 1971 at...

It Ain't Me: CCR's 'Fortunate Son' And Vietnam War Hypo...

May 24, 2019

Left: In a photo from 1967, helmets, rifles and jungle boots tell a gr...

Robby The Robot: The Sci-Fi Prop Who Thinks He's An Act...

May 23, 2019

Left: Peter Falk as Columbo and Robby the Robot in a guest-starring ro...

What Was Swinging London? Mods, Miniskirts & Music In '...

May 22, 2019

Left: Michael Caine during the filming of 'Alfie,' a promotional image...

Cool Hand Luke's 'Failure To Communicate:' Paul Newman,...

May 21, 2019

Left: Paul Newman as Luke, attempting to eat fifty hard-boiled eggs in...

Vampira, Ghoulardi, Dr. Shock: 20 Classic Creeps Of Reg...

May 17, 2019

Left: Finnish-born actor and television host Vampira, a.k.a. Maila Nur...

Ground Control To Major Tom: David Bowie's 'Space Oddit...

May 15, 2019

Left: Cover art for 'Space Oddity,' the 1972 re-titled re-release of D...

Hammer Horror: How Christopher Lee's Dracula Rebooted A...

May 14, 2019

Left: Veronica Carlson with Christopher Lee in a publicity portrait is...

Was Orson Welles Drunk On Paul Masson? These Outtakes W...

May 10, 2019

Left: Orson Welles in action on the set of the bumbled Paul Masson Cha...

Very Rare Photos Of Marilyn Monroe: An Icon's Most Unde...

May 9, 2019

LOS ANGELES - 1951: Rising star Marilyn Monroe poses for a portrait in...

The Truth About Bela Lugosi: Iconic Dracula's Hollywood...

May 7, 2019

Left: Bela Lugosi and Helen Chandler in 'Dracula' (1931). Right: An un...

When Bowie Moved To Berlin: Killing The Duke To Save Th...

May 5, 2019

David Bowie performing in Tokyo's NHK HALL on the Low & Heroes Tour, D...

Tura Satana: 'Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!'s Buxom Mov...

May 3, 2019

Tura Satana in 'Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!' (1965) and 'The Astro-Z...

The Ramones Vs. Phil Spector: The Story Of 'End Of The ...

May 2, 2019

Portrait of the Ramones from the back cover of 'End Of The Century;' P...

30 Best 'Blazing Saddles' Quotes: Stinking Badges To Sc...

April 28, 2019

Starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder, Blazing Saddles is one of ...

Rita Moreno: 'West Side Story's Young Anita, Then And N...

April 27, 2019

Rita Moreno as Anita in West Side Story (1961); in a publicity photo c...

What We Loved About Record Stores Back In The Day

April 24, 2019

Left: Shop founder Geoff Travis in the Rough Trade Shop, London, circa 1977. So...

How MAD Magazine Covered The '60s: What, Me Hippie?

April 23, 2019

MAD covers from April 1968 and June 1970 by Norman Mingo and Jack Davis. Sour...

Vaughn Meader's 'First Family:' The JFK Comedy Album Th...

April 21, 2019

Left: cover of 'The First Family," from 1962; right: President Kennedy...

Why Do So Many People Think The Moon Landing Was Fake?

April 19, 2019

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the moon near the leg of the...

Scilla Gabel: The Sophia Loren Body Double We Never Kne...

April 14, 2019

The Italian actress Scilla Gabel (Gianfranca Gabellini) doing stretchi...