Laser Lady Meets the Light Junkies: A Hollywood Memoir

Laser Lady Meets the Light Junkies: A Hollywood Memoir

by Linda Lane

Hardcover

$26.99
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for delivery by Thursday, July 29

Overview

Living at the Speed of Light

Americans were still celebrating NASA's moon landing in the early 1970s when pop culture collided with science in a hurricane of eccentric personalities, deal-making, and unbridled hedonism. Linda Lane was at the center of it all. Laser Lady Meets the Light Junkies: A Hollywood Memoir, is a celebrity-packed story that brings to life Lane’s journey as a smart, visionary, ambitious, but naïve twentysomething screenwriter trying to find success during that iconic period amid a swirling pool of eccentric scientists, movie stars, rock stars, record executives, Hollywood sharks, and assorted hustlers. An observer and catalyst for the birth of holography, Lane worked with physicist, holography pioneer, and founder of San Francisco’s School of Holography, Lloyd Cross, along with clothing designer Kaisik Wong, and numerous others who, among their many pursuits, helped Salvador Dali create his famous 3-D live motion portrait of rock star Alice Cooper. This unforgettable coming-of-age memoir offers both a history of early holography and a young screenwriters quest to expand the way we experience movies.

_____________________________________________________

“Linda Lane is a true original. She recognized the value of the hologram and introduced hundreds of her friends to the phenomenon. I was an early convert and introduced Nic Roeg, director of the movie, The Man Who Fell To Earth and he was inspired to put a hologram in the film. This was back in 1976. I wish I knew where that David Bowie hologram wound up. History in the making.” – Candy Clark

“Linda Lane was one of the most original people I met in the late 1960s. She was slightly ahead of her time creating a story using holography. I knew little about the subject. When I finished reading her script I knew it was special and so was she.” – Rona Barrett

“1972 to 1975 was a seminal period for holography. We are fortunate that Linda Lane documented it so thoroughly.” – Ana Marie Nicholson, artist and founder, The Center for the Holographic Arts

“Holographic artists would gather late at night and in the early mornings to avoid vibrations from the everyday world. Working in their hand-crafted laboratories they taught themselves how to create art with leading edge technology.” – Charles Lysogorski, artists, holographic pioneer



Related collections and offers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780979690068
Publisher: Highpoint Executive Publishing
Publication date: 07/21/2020
Pages: 326
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

The sight of a cannon floating inside of a cylinder, a hologram, a 3-D image, changed Linda Lane's life forever. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, she graduated from USC and studied screenwriting with Francis Ford Coppola at UCLA. During the 1970s she wrote numerous television pilot treatments and original screenplays while on a mission to find a physicist/ holographer who could make a larger-than-life-sized hologram for first-run theaters. In her pursuit, she became a pioneer of holography, attempting to convince connoisseurs that what they viewed as a novelty was evolving into fine art. In 1996, Lane moved to Henderson, Nevada where she wrote book, travel, and entertainment reviews for Nevada Woman magazine and Jetsetters.com. She is credited with the Australian feature Crosstalk and TV favorite Full House. She lives in Burlington, Vermont.

Table of Contents

PREFACE. ix

Chapter 1: LIGHT JUNKIE. 1

Chapter 2: PARADISE LOST. 9

Chapter 3: LIFE AFTER PARADISE . 15

Chapter 4: HOLOGRAPHY VS. HOLLYWOOD. 23

Chapter 5:THE BUSINESS OF BUSINESS. 35

Chapter 6: PATENT PENDING. 47

Chapter 7: STRIKING A BALANCE . 59

Chapter 8: NEW YORK, NEW YORK. 65

Chapter 9: DEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS!. 83

Chapter 10: A HIPPIE IN OREGON. 97

Chapter 11: PARADISE FOUND . 107

Chapter 12: BACK TO BUSINESS. 113

Chapter 13: RAINBOW BRIDGE . 129

Chapter 14: JUPITER 5 . 147

Chapter 15: BIRDS OF A FEATHER . 155

Chapter 16: THE BEST-LAID PLANS. 167

Chapter 17: MEN WITH FLASH TARNISH FAST. 183

Chapter 18: SORTING THEM OUT. 195

Chapter 19: UP IN SMOKE. 209

Chapter 20: WHAT’S MINE IS NOT YOURS!. 219

Chapter 21: STEPPING OVER LANDMINES. 227

Chapter 22: NINETEEN DAYS AND COUNTING. 235

Chapter 23: LUNACY. 243

Chapter 24: WELCOME TO CREATION. 249

Chapter 25: BEGIN AGAIN. 261

Chapter 26: OPEN AND CLOSE, OPEN AND CLOSE. 275

EPILOGUE. 285

NOTABLE PEOPLE IN LASER LADY MEETS THE LIGHT JUNKIES. 289

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. 293

INDEX. 295

Customer Reviews