Carey Wilson, now of Lakewood, Ohio, has started a new blog called, “Van Nuys Boomers”.
He writes, in a brief autobiography:
My arrival in Van Nuys began in 1960 at the age of 5. I was raised in Van Nuys and have spent about 43 of my 52 years in the Valley. When I was 5 years old we lived about 1 block from the notorious gangster Mickey Cohen. During the 1970’s we lived in an apartment building owned by the actress Jane Russell. Yes she did live at the building during out time there. Mayor Sam Yorty once complained to the police about the noise from our band practice. My Dad worked for Flying Tiger Line and I once flew with the top WW2 ace of the Flying Tigers, Duke Hedman. Please forgive the gratuitous name dropping but I hate talking about myself. I suppose I sound more like Forrest Gump then myself. But everyone in L.A. rubs elbows with celebrities. I will elaborate on some of these stories as the days go by.
Check out his work. He has some great photos too.