My name back then was Judy Slattery and maiden name was Judy Katrein. I
came to LA with first husband about 1962. I took one look at Los Angeles and we
I worked at a nightclub on Lankershim Blvd. in No Hollywood called the Hobbit. Before that early early 60's I worked at a diner/deli/coffee shop on Lankershim Blvd. right where Cahuenga forks into it. A huge hotel building across from The Hill (Universal) also had the coffee shop there. That's where I met Gary Gladstone. His 'group' was recording and whoever was sponsoring them was putting them up in that hotel. The last time I was there I think the restaurant was gone and it was all businesses. A guy named Art Moss owned the Hotel back then, a reeeeeel creeep of a guy.
So Gary taught me how to *call* drinks and I went to work at the Hobbit. The owner had a place almost across the street too, Gladstone would know the name maybe. We went over there sometimes too.
I also worked at Edgemont Psych. Hospital on Hollywood Blvd for a couple years as secretary to the Dr. to owned it. That was about 1967-68. I would just get tired of having to get dressed up every day for sec'y $$$ and would waitress for awhile.
Then Gary & some of his band went to Yuma to work and after awhile he came home and said I should come down there too. So we were there awhile. Yuma had one of everything. One cop, one hooker, one ex-con, I will never get over Yuma! New Year's Eve the local guys gave the cop (they'd all graduated together) a mixed drink but put a tab of LSD in it. He had a wonderful, enlightening, mind expanding New Years Eve that year. %)
My parents owned a big rock and roll place on Gr. island, NY back then. When my mother came to visit me in Calif and I took her to the Whiskey agogo she made such a scene laughing at the 'postage stamp floor', they came to our table and asked us to leave!! Actually *told* us to leave.
A hot club on Lankershim was Dante's. Coooool jazz. It was a place where all the jazz musicians went. I once dated a bass fiddle player who played there - once - since the fiddle got the front seat and I had to sit in the back!
I dated two different stunt guys before I met Gary. One was Jim Banner, stunt man for Paladin, a tv western back then. The other was a stunt man for Yul Brynner, his name was Brand Bell (stage name). Real name was Norman Berube. I wonder what ever happened to him.
I had a lot of fun back then, went out with a lot of wonderful guys. But I will tell you this, no one could ever hold a candle to Gary Gladstone. Omigod, be still my heart.