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September 16, 2001 | SUSAN SALTER REYNOLDS
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL, By Moon Unit Zappa, Scribner: 284 pp., $14.95 paper America Throne, born 1969, daughter of the famous, controversial painter Boris Throne, hippie royalty, star of this novel is not, prima facie, all that different from Moon Unit Zappa, daughter of the late Frank Zappa, famous anarchist musician, also hippie royalty.
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September 16, 2001 | SUSAN SALTER REYNOLDS
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL, By Moon Unit Zappa, Scribner: 284 pp., $14.95 paper America Throne, born 1969, daughter of the famous, controversial painter Boris Throne, hippie royalty, star of this novel is not, prima facie, all that different from Moon Unit Zappa, daughter of the late Frank Zappa, famous anarchist musician, also hippie royalty.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 1990 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Try this recipe for a TV series. First, take two unusual siblings: Moon Unit Zappa, whose 1982 novelty song "Valley Girl" ushered in a new wave in pop culture, and her brother, Dweezil, an outspoken metal guitarist and singer whose last album was called, "My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama." Both are the offspring of cult rock star Frank Zappa. Next, cast two sane and stable TV actors as parents. Finally, call the show "Normal Life." Bizarre kids. Straight parents. Laugh a minute. Hit sitcom.
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January 28, 2001 | From Associated Press
Moon Zappa, whose mocking of San Fernando Valley slang made "Valley Girl" a hit song, has applied for a restraining order for herself and her family against a Tustin man who allegedly threatened to kill her. Zappa, 33, on Friday sought a temporary restraining order in Los Angeles Superior Court against Timothy Mark Brownfield. Brownfield, 41, pleaded innocent last month to making death threats against Zappa.
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January 28, 2001 | From Associated Press
Moon Zappa, whose mocking of San Fernando Valley slang made "Valley Girl" a hit song, has applied for a restraining order for herself and her family against a Tustin man who allegedly threatened to kill her. Zappa, 33, on Friday sought a temporary restraining order in Los Angeles Superior Court against Timothy Mark Brownfield. Brownfield, 41, pleaded innocent last month to making death threats against Zappa.
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April 24, 2011 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
The San Fernando Valley is 260 square miles of suburbia. Actually, make that suburbia on nutritional supplements. And antidepressants. With perhaps a little cosmetic surgery south of Ventura Boulevard, where the big money is. Or maybe - now that it's grown to more than 1.7 million people in nearly three dozen cities and neighborhoods rich and poor - the Valley isn't even a suburb anymore. It begins just 10 miles northwest of Los Angeles City Hall, sprawling west to the Simi Hills, north to the Santa Susana Mountains, and east to the Verdugo and San Gabriel mountains.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 2008 | Geoff Boucher; Chris Lee; Mark Olsen; Rachel Abramowitz; Scott Timberg; Patrick Day; Kenneth Turan
The 25 best L.A. films of the last 25 years "Los ANGELES isn't a real city," people have said, "it just plays one on camera." It was a clever line once upon a time, but all that has changed. Los Angeles is the most complicated community in America -- make no mistake, it is a community -- and over the last 25 years, it has been both celebrated and savaged on the big screen with amazing efficacy. Damaged souls and flawless weather, canyon love and beach city menace, homeboys and credit card girls, freeways and fedoras, power lines and palm trees . . . again and again, moviegoers all over the world have sat in the dark and stared up at our Los Angeles, even if it was one populated by corrupt cops or a jabbering cartoon rabbit.
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December 8, 2000 | REUTERS
A Tustin man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of threatening to kill Moon Unit Zappa, the daughter of the late musician Frank Zappa, because he believed they stole the lyrics to a popular song from him, authorities said. Timothy Mark Brownfield sent letters to the FBI's office in Santa Ana, threatening to kill Moon Unit Zappa, said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2012
ART Golf gets artsy at Ghettogloss gallery's one-night-only golf-inspired exhibit. The show features video projections, live music and 100 golf balls, each designed by one of 100 participating artists including skateboarding legend Tony Alva, Angelyne (of L.A. billboard fame), L.A. street artist Luke Chueh, songwriter Allee Willis, Moon Unit Zappa, Devo's Gerald Casale and "Sons of Anarchy" actor Michael Ornstein. Wilson Harding Golf Course in Griffith Park. 7 to 10 p.m. Thu. Free.
MAGAZINE
May 7, 2006 | David K. Israel
Celebrities have been giving their babies strange and fanciful names since before Moon Unit Zappa was born. Famous offspring include Daisy Boo, Speck Wildhorse, Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q and Fifi Trixibelle. These days, the biblical--from Adam to Zion--is in vogue, an example being Moses, son of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. Makes you wonder what names some other folks would have been saddled with if their parents had been reading the testaments before the stork arrived.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 1990 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Try this recipe for a TV series. First, take two unusual siblings: Moon Unit Zappa, whose 1982 novelty song "Valley Girl" ushered in a new wave in pop culture, and her brother, Dweezil, an outspoken metal guitarist and singer whose last album was called, "My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama." Both are the offspring of cult rock star Frank Zappa. Next, cast two sane and stable TV actors as parents. Finally, call the show "Normal Life." Bizarre kids. Straight parents. Laugh a minute. Hit sitcom.
NEWS
January 24, 1999
VIDEO Who killed Kurt Cobain? For some, the mystery remains. The controversial "Kurt & Courtney" film is out on video this week. FAMILY The L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre in Sherman Oaks hosts "Comedy Improv for Kids" with kid performers every Sunday. (818) 784-1868. COMEDY Kevin Nealon, Moon Unit Zappa and Dana Gould stop by Beth Lapides' Uncabaret tonight at LunaPark, West Hollywood, (310) 652-0611.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 1990 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
"Normal Life" is normal life for TV comedy--infinite high jinks yielding few laughs--and that's the biggest problem. The premiere on CBS (8 tonight on Channels 2 and 8) puts its two left feet forward. Meet the Harlows: Parents Anne (Cindy Williams) and Max (Max Gail), and kids Tess, 22 (Moon Unit Zappa); Jake, 19 (Dweezil Zappa), and Simon, 13 (Josh Williams). They're zany. As a bonus, Tess' friend Prima (Bess Meyer) is ditzy and the family's neighbor Bob (Jim Staahl) is klutzy.
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