Chester Leo Helms
Chet’s Venue after the Avalon Ballroom closed its doors for the last time.
Chet ( standing) listen’s to Ken Kesey (sitting on the Hood of the Merry Prankster’s Bus), as Ken tells one of his many interesting stories…….. do you know some of the more interesting “untold stories” ?? * We do… but not “All” the stories — If you would like to share any interesting, touching, and insightful stories …… please do contact us or tell us the story via the comments section… ***we will not publish the story until we get your permission , and … if it’s an “Exceptional Story” we will have you, or our Narrator, tell it in the Film !!
Chet Standing in front of the left Palm Tree ….. can you recognize the other people in the Photo?—— and where was this picture taken ????
Chet in front of the Milk Sign, and Bob Simmons in (white apparel )cross legged down in front. Recognize anyone??? and can you name the other people in the photo ??? What was this occasion?
Chet, Laurie, Bob Cohen,…..Anyone know the names of the others in the photo?
A collection of tributes …
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**Your Filmmaker patched the Hull of that Houseboat (working with American Oceanics), and made it safe to tow across the Bay to be hauled-out , and made “Bay-worthy” ….. **There will be many stories of what went on aboard this Historic Vessel (owned by Varda, the famous Artist). Also , Alan Watts used the Wheelhouse as his writing studio !!!
Many Future Superstars came thru Chet’s “Avalon Ballroom”, like “the Experience” !!!
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