Are You Smarter Than An Eastsider?

I’ve got a Gift Certificate good for a Free Dinner for Two at:
EL CONQUISTADOR Restaurant in Silver Lake. Because I am feeling in a generous Holiday Spirit and want to do my part towards La Crisis, I’ve decided to offer this nice prize to the lucky L.A. Eastside reader who wins this contest.
All you have to do is answer these 10 Eastside Trivia Questions. The first person with all the correct answers is the Winner! Good Luck! No Cheating, Sinverguenzas!

¡OJO!*****PLEASE DO NOT REVEAL YOUR ANSWERS IN REPLIES TO THIS POST!!!!! PLEASE SEND YOUR ANSWERS TO THIS QUIZ TO MY EMAIL AT: aldesmadre@gmail.com***************Thanks!!!!!!!

(1) Identify this famous Eastside Personality:


(2) What Eastside Park did silent film comedian Charlie Chaplin use for his film “His Trysting Place”?
(3) Name 5 Eastside Car Clubs (past or present)
(4) Name 4 Movies that have to do with East L.A. and Cholos
(5) Decipher This Placa:


(6) What Eastside Street is this photo taken on? (click on photo for full image)
(7) This nice Jewish boy from Brooklyn, N.Y. came to Boyle Heights with his family around 1916 where his family opened a grocery & drug store on Brooklyn Avenue. He soon moved on to bigger & better things. He was investigated by the U.S. Senate in 1950.


(8) Name That Pan DulceIdentify as many varieties shown below as you can. Each Pan has a Name.


(9) What Eastside Youth Recreational Center are these men dedicating?

(10) Name That  TUNE!

Bonus Question: Identify this Mexican Musical Group, pioneers of 60’s Rock Fusion:

Here’s one of their songs…

…and another one!

¡OJO!*****PLEASE DO NOT REVEAL YOUR ANSWERS IN REPLIES TO THIS POST!!!!! PLEASE SEND YOUR ANSWERS TO THIS QUIZ TO MY EMAIL AT: aldesmadre@gmail.com**************THANKS!!!!!

I’ll pick/announce the winner on Friday, May 12, 2008

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About AlDesmadre

Al Guerrero, Artist/Humorist. Los Angeles, CA. Born in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico and raised in East Los Angeles from the age of two, Al Guerrero grew up just steps from the famous Chicano strip, Whittier Boulevard. His youth experiences include witnessing and participating in the 1970 Chicano Power demonstrations, cruising cars on Whittier Boulevard, and graduating from Garfield High School. After dropping out of UCLA (with honors), he drew upon his lifelong passion for art and cartooning and pursued a career in graphic arts. During this period, he traveled overseas and found artistic inspiration from the masterworks he discovered within the European Art Museums. His career blossomed when he was eventually hired by the Walt Disney Company in 1995, where he worked as a creative artist for a number of years. Although the artistic work was rewarding, he eventually grew weary & disillusioned with the bureaucracy of the entertainment business, and left to work briefly in the educational field. His credits include producing a feature film with actor, Conrad Brooks of Ed Wood fame, founding and performing with the Punk Rock group “The Psychocats” at numerous L.A. & Hollywood venues during the 1990’s, and in 1999 he founded and created a hell-bent puppet cabaret show aptly named: “The Puppets from Hell”. As a long time active member of the Los Angeles Cacophony Society, Al “Quaeda”, as he was known, was involved in countless Cacophony Society pranks and events throughout the city. He also produced the “Incredibly Strange Cinema” cult film series as well as themed events such as the now infamous “Pornothon Movie Nights” and the satirical “Mexican Night: Noche De Tequila & Putas” shows at local nightclub venues. Throughout his art career, he has exhibited his canvas paintings at various local galleries, and has also written & illustrated numerous comic strips and Graphic Novel stories. Today, he lives in Silver Lake, California and works as a freelance artist and writer with numerous multi-media projects under his belt and in the works. His personal hobbies include collecting vintage toys and comic books, cinema history and Los Angeles City history. Contact: alguerrero@earthlink.net Al Guerrero P.O. Box 29697 Los Angeles, CA 90029-0697 www.alguerrero.com Myspace.com/thepuppetsfromhell

9 thoughts on “Are You Smarter Than An Eastsider?

  1. I just noticed that you announced the winner already earlier this year in May, hmm seems like someone has been drinking a little too early in the morning….

  2. you can’t even google that fifth one. how is the generation that was raised on google and wiki supposed to play this game, we’d actually have to experience what we are talking about in real life. no one does real life anymore, that so 1992.

  3. Damn, these questions are hard as hell (I’m not an Eastsider, btw). I do know the answer to one of the questions and possibly the answer to a second question.

    My real comment. I love the image of Chunte Claus!

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