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  • John 1:16 pm on September 2, 2020 Permalink | Reply

    Interior Photos of the House 

    You may find more at Zillow. Simply type in 8763 Wonderland Avenue.

    • Erica 1:44 pm on September 2, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      These are amazing!

    • donjuan951 3:24 pm on September 8, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Man it sure has changed WOW!

  • John 4:19 pm on August 30, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    The Obituary for Sharon Holmes 

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    1959 Yearbook Photo 1959 Sophomore Yearbook Photo

    Sharon Gebenini



    Sharon Gebenini, 69, died on Oct. 28, 2012, in Haines. 

    A memorial service will be held at Daniels~Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center at 11 a.m. Saturday.  All are welcome to come and share memories of Sharon.

    Sharon Gebenini was born on June 11, 1943, in Renton, Wash., the daughter of Roy and Betty Ann (Wilson) Gebenini. 

    Her early years were spent there where she was raised by her grandmother, Hattie Wilson, who was the wife of the city’s mayor. Her father was in the Army, and when she was teenager, the family was stationed in Germany, where she attended high school. When the family returned to the United States, she went to California, where she graduated from L.A. County School of Nursing.

    After graduation, she went to work for a Glendale pediatrician, Dr. H. Nuttycombe. She was a caring and…

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    • JohnnyFan 6:38 pm on September 2, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Sharon was smokin’ when she was in high school. It’s easy to see why Johnny Wadd was attracted to her.

  • John 9:32 am on August 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    Det. Bob Souza: Launius Was A Tough Son Of A Bitch 

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    Holmes was afraid of Ron Launius, the leader of the Wonderland Avenue Gang. Launius called Holmes “donkey dick,” which would be a compliment to most guys, but it was the way Launius said it, as an insult. Launius used to say to Holmes, “Hey, show ’em your dick. Pull it out.”

    You know, Launius just treated Holmes like a butt boy. And Launius was a tough son of a bitch.

    So Holmes was shootin’ off his mouth at the Wonderland house about Eddie Nash, and Ron Launius heard him talking. And Launius started asking a lot of questions about Nash: “Has he got any dope? Has he got guns? You know, what’s he got? Got any jewelry in there?”

    Ron Launius was a fuckin’ thief from way back, so he’s thinking, Hey, this looks like a pretty good score.The Wonderland Avenue Gang was doing residential robberies at that time…

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  • John 9:19 am on August 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    The Kit Kat Club At Night (1984) 

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    This screen capture is from the movie “Suburbia” in 1984. The Kit Kat strip joint also featured performances by rock bands, including the young Red Hot Chili Peppers. According to Hollywood legend, it was here that the band debuted their tube socks over the penis routine. All eyes had been on the strippers, so the band had to win back the audience, while also making tube sock history.


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  • John 9:48 pm on August 23, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    The Nash Robbery And The Aftermath 

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    According to David Lind, the gang used Liquid Band-Aid on their fingertips during the Nash robbery. This was to avoid leaving fingerprints and to allow them to be more nimble with their hands; tying people up, holding guns, searching the house for drugs and valuables, and to open the safe. The Liquid Band-Aid idea was allegedly Barbara Richardson’s, as she and Joy had attended the planning meetings for the robbery.

    When the gang arrived back at Wonderland, Lind immediately pointed at Holmes and told Ron Launius not to tell Holmes anything. Joy and Barbara left and headed to the Canyon Store for cigs and booze, while John paced and waited in the living room. Billy, Ron and Dave were splitting up and taking inventory of the loot in Ron’s bedroom.  They hid most of the drugs and cash there, and brought out some drugs and cash to party with and…

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  • John 9:47 pm on August 23, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    The Day Before The Murders – June 30, 1981 

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    Newly found information has come to light for the day before the murders. Bare with me, as John Holmes must have said a few thousand times.

    Let’s break it down, shall we?


    According to her testimony, Susan arrived at the house at 7am on Tuesday, June 30, and did not leave the entire day. In addition, besides Ronnie, she only remembers meeting Joy Miller (“someone named Joy”). However, besides obviously meeting Billy and Barbara, she must have also met David Lind that morning before he left for his drug-selling errands. I’m not sure that she met Holmes. If indeed, Ronnie punched him in the stomach for complaining about his share of the take, then I assume John got the hell out of there asap. I also doubt that Ronnie wanted Johnny Wadd around when his estranged wife was there. That would be annoying and hard to explain.



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  • John 9:47 pm on August 23, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    The Testimony of David Lind, Part 2 

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    Thanks to Bonnie for providing the testimony. Muy Bien, Chica!

    Here is part 2!  We get to see that Billy actually went up into Nash’s attic and found $10,000. And also that Ron had a Jeckyl and Hyde personality…he ran hot and cold. That’s classic.

    1972 Cadillac used in the film. I think Nash had a Lincoln Town Car in real life. 1972 Cadillac used in the film. I think Nash had a Lincoln Town Car in real life.

    * * * * * * * * * *

    Q: What else was taken?
    A: Mr. Holmes had informed us earlier at the residence that there was also a laboratory vial,
    approximately eight to ten inches in length, half an inch in diameter, full of heroin which he called “China White”; that it was in the area of Mr. Nash’s dresser. We proceeded to pick that up. Also that there was an attaché case full of money and jewelry.

    Q: Did Holmes tell you this?
    A: Oh yes.

    Q: Did you find…

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  • John 9:46 pm on August 23, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    The Testimony of Susan Launius at John Holmes’ Trial 

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    This testimony was obtained via the Freedom of Information Act from the Federal Office of Mind Your Own Business.


    Called as a witness by the People,

    was sworn and testified as follows:


    BY MR. COEN:

    Q: Miss Launius, were you the wife of Ronald Launius?

    A: Yes.

    Q: And directing your attention to sometime around June 30 of 1981, did you go to the residence at 8763 Wonderland Avenue in Los Angeles?

    A: Yes.

    Q: Was this your husband’s house?

    A: Yes.

    Q: At the time you were not living with him?

    A: No, I wasn’t.

    Q: And do you recall if you spent the night there?

    A: Yes. I believe I did.

    Q: And do you recall laying down on a bed?

    A: Yes.

    Q: And were you laying down alone or was there someone with you?

    A: Ron was with me.

    Q: Miss Launius…

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  • John 9:45 pm on August 23, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    The Testimony of David Lind, Part 1 

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    This is the beginning of David Lind’s testimony at the preliminary trial for John Holmes in February, 1982. To be continued…

    One thing is certain, Holmes had a damn good lawyer. He chimes in a few times.

    More to come.

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    Called as a witness by the People, was sworn and testified as follows:

    BY MR. COEN (Prosecutor):
    Q: Mr. Lind, do you know the defendant?
    A: Yes, I do.

    Q: Directing your attention to sometime prior to June 29, 1981: Were you at 8763 Wonderland in Los Angeles?
    A: Yes, I was.

    Q: By the way, was Barbara Richardson your girlfriend?
    A: Yes.

    Q: And sometime prior to June 29, 1981, did you have a conversation with the defendant regarding a proposed robbery?
    A: Yes. Several.

    Q: When was the first conversation?
    A: Approximately one week prior to…

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  • John 1:04 am on August 17, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    John Holmes – Wonderland In His Own Words 

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    Here is part one of the video where John is talking to his ghost writer in the mid-80s. They are in a noisy diner, so turn up the volume. The image used in the video is a screenshot of one of the JH web sites owned by his widow.

    Holmes says that he first met the Wonderland Gang when he picked up a cute hitch hiker and she asked to be dropped off there. “I’ll pick up a girl hitch hiking, if she’s reasonably attractive” LOL. What a bullshitter! The people inside then apparently waved him up to come hang out and party. He also is very frightened of David Lind, as you will hear on these tapes. He can’t stop talking about him. In court, Lind gave him the “cut your throat” gesture, with the finger. He also describes Lind as “a big motherfucker”. I have a photo of…

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