Welcome to Dreamsville

Posted on March 9, 2007
Filed Under Main, People | 2 Comments

Dreamsville: A site for people
who came of age in the Sixties

A generation bounded by Beatniks, Sputniks, Civil Rights and Camelot on one side, and Watergate, the end of the Vietnam War, and Disco on the other.



ere you can chronicle your dreams and aspirations, post musings, thoughts, and histories of that era — even your favorite albums, movies and books from or about that time. Let us know what your dreams were — how and why you met (or did not meet) them.

Blog us a brief history, timeline, bio of yourself. Did you start out a hippie and become a Wall Street mogul? Did you start out an accountant and become an environmental rock star? It’s your turn.

We’ll pick the best of your comments/history/timelines/bios and post it as a blog entrtry so that Dreamsville will become a representation — a story — of an era . Make sure you leave a valid e-mail address so we can contact you for photos.

Harley Lond
Los Angeles

Born 1946
Played Little League
Boy Scouts
Was outcast in elementary and Jr. High
Flower Child
Accepted to UCLA in 1963
Flunked out of UCLA in 1964
Became a Hippie
Summer of Love in 1967
Joined Students for a Democratic Society
Organized Santa Monica College students to protest the War
San Francisco Peace March
Entered Cal State L.A. in Journalism
Graduated 1972
Wrote for Los Angeles area alt newspapers
Hitchhiked around the Pacific Northwest
Started and ran a multi-art center in West Los Angeles
Founded, published, edited Intermedia art magazine
Active participant in the San Francisco art/punk scene in the late 1970s
adventurethumbnail.jpgReturned to L.A. in journalism
Returned to L.A. and married Marilyn
Worked for Filmrow Publications, Boxoffice Magazine, and The Hollywood Reporter
Last position: Managing Editor, The Hollywood Reporter
Have a delightful 16-year-old daughter: Lizzi

Did I have a happy childhood? Yes & No.
I was happy in college.
I was happily married.
Now happily single.
Have had many happy jobs.

My cars (over the years):
1951 Chev; 1957 Chev; 1963 VW; 1959 Chev Panel Truck; 1984 Mustang GT350, 2008 Mustang GT.

My dream was to be a famous artist, reporter or editor. I wanted a family with a split-level home on a quiet street. I wanted to change the world. Some of that has come true.


“How are things in your town?”

Send us your story/bio as a comment — or contact us via e-mail: harley@dreamsville.net


2 Responses to “Welcome to Dreamsville”

  1. browneyedgirl on April 9th, 2007 9:03 pm

    Love the site. I don’t want to dwell too much in the past, but now sharing my past with my young teen-aged son, makes me realize how significant some of things we did then matter now. I can even be a role model of sorts. When I told my aspiring philosophy major what I did (see below) he actually thought that was cool.

    Four killed in Ohio! How could they! Kent State They could have been you. That could have been me. My high school boyfriend (Harry) and I went to the principal and told him we must lower the flag – that flag of America – to half staff. It was a tragedy. You know, I don’t remember if he lowered the flag, but the incident shook all of us up. Broke us out of a shell. Take action. Speak up.

    So now my son has a war of his own to fight against. It seems so far away. Even with 9/11. We listen to AirAmerica; we work for Moveon.org. Hopefully, we won’t morn for four in Ohio.

  2. Michael on June 21st, 2007 10:52 pm


    Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece

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