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Felix Venable
New Haven Arrest
Phoenix Concert Ban
Miami Arrest
'Feast of Friends' Premiere
Phoenix Arrest
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Hollywood Arrest
Jim Morrison Death Reports

FELIX VENABLE (1931-1970)

Image circa. 1950 - © The Long Beach Independent
Felix Venable  Name: Felix Strickland Venable
 Date of Birth: October 18th, 1931
 Place of Birth: Unknown, Oklahoma

 Date of Death: November 14th, 1970
 Place of Death: Los Angeles, California
 Cause of Death: Pancreatic Cancer

 Education History:
 Long Beach City College - Unknown-1950-Unknown
 U.C., Berkeley - Unknown
 U.C., Los Angeles - Unknown-1964-1965-Unknown



















"I remember Felix telling stories about his years of living in Berkeley, attending U.C. Berkeley and then driving a bus for a living. Felix was an undergraduate transfer into UCLA. A great storyteller. Also a consummate bullshitter. Two personality traits that worked well together in Felix. He has been mythologized as Mephistopheles to Jim's Faust. Maybe so, but life is always more complicated than a literary analogy. There was a third running buddy in those UCLA film school and (drug fueled) post-UCLA film school adventures - Phil O'leno. Phil's still alive, somewhere in Northern California. Felix had applied to, and been accepted into the UCLA Film School Graduate Program, beginning in the fall of 1970, when he died of stomach cancer on November 14th, 1970."

By David Thompson, UCLA Film School Graduate & Hollywood Bowl Cameraman

A Special Thanks to David for providing his commentary to MildEquator.com!

     < Click Here to read an early newspaper mention of Felix!

NEW HAVEN ARREST - 1967

Newspaper: The New York Times
Author: Unknown
Publish Date: December 11th - 1967
Copyright © The New York Times
New Haven Police Close 'The Doors'

Newspaper: The Day
Author: Unknown
Publish Date: December 11th - 1967
Copyright © The Day

Newspaper: The Hartford Courant
Author: Unknown
Publish Date: January 17th - 1968
Copyright © The Hartford Courant

PHOENIX CONCERT BAN - 1968

Newspaper: The Milwaukee Journal
Author: The Associated Press
Publish Date: November 9th - 1968
Copyright © Milwaukee Journal
Doors Group Stirs Near Riot

Newspaper: The Chicago Tribune
Author: The Associated Press
Publish Date: November 27th - 1968
Reproduced with permission by the Chicago Tribune
Put Ban On Doors

MIAMI ARREST - 1969

Newspaper: Lubbock Journal
Author: Unknown
Publish Date: March 6th - 1969
Copyright © Lubbock Journal
Singer Of Rock Group Sought After Concert

Newspaper: Hesse Stars & Stripes
Author: Unknown
Publish Date: March 7th - 1969
Copyright © Hesse Stars & Stripes
Miami Cops Say Singer Was Lewd

Newspaper: The New York Times
Author: Unknown
Publish Date: March 7th - 1969
Reproduced with permission by the New York Times
Doors Singer Sought On Indenceny Charges

Newspaper: St. Petersburg Times
Author: Unknown
Publish Date: March 7th - 1969
Copyright © St. Petersburg Times
Those Vanishing Doors Of Perception

Newspaper: Corpus Caller
Author: Unknown
Publish Date: April 5th - 1969
Copyright © Corpus Caller
Rock Singer Gives Self Up

Newspaper: St. Petersburg Times
Author: Unknown
Publish Date: November 9th - 1969
Copyright © St. Petersburg Times
Doors Singer Termed Ready

Newspaper: St. Petersburg Times
Author: Unknown
Publish Date: November 11th - 1969
Copyright © St. Petersburg Times
Rock King Pleads Innocent

'FEAST OF FRIENDS' PREMIERE - 1969

Newspaper: The Los Angeles Times
Author: Kevin Thomas
Publish Date: June 7th - 1969
Reproduced with permission by the Los Angeles Times
Doors Film Premieres at Cinematheque 16

PHOENIX ARREST - 1969

Newspaper: The Arizona Republic
Author: Unknown
Publish Date: November 12th - 1969
Copyright © The Arizona Republic
Lead Singer For Doors Is Arrested Here

PHOENIX TRIAL - 1970

Newspaper: The Los Angeles Times
Author: Unknown
Publish Date: December 4th - 1969
Reproduced with permission by the Los Angeles Times
Trial Date Set For Morrison And Companion

Newspaper: The Arizona Republic
Photo: Ed Ryan
Publish Date: March 27th - 1970
Copyright © The Arizona Republic
Trial Date Set For Morrison And Companion

MIAMI TRIAL - 1970

Newspaper: Palm Beach Post
Author: Unknown
Publish Date: August 13th - 1970
Copyright © Palm Beach Post
Rock Performer In Miami Trial

Newspaper: Palm Beach Post
Author: Unknown
Publish Date: September 14th - 1970
Copyright © Palm Beach Post
Morrison Trial Resuming

Newspaper: The Modesto Bee
Author: Unknown
Publish Date: September 21st - 1970
Copyright © The Modesto Bee
Rock Singer Is Convicted

Newspaper: Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Author: Unknown
Publish Date: September 21st - 1970
Copyright © Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Rock Leader Is Convicted

Newspaper: Milwaukee Journal
Author: Unknown
Publish Date: September 21st - 1970
Copyright © Milwaukee Journal
Singer Guilty Of Exposing Self

Newspaper: Tuscaloosa News
Author: Unknown
Publish Date: September 26th - 1970
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Rock Singer Gets Exposure Sentence

Newspaper: Kentucky New Era
Author: Unknown
Publish Date: October 28th - 1970
Copyright © Kentucky New Era
Singer Is Convicted Of Trouser Dropping

Newspaper: Daytona Beach Morning News
Author: Unknown
Publish Date: October 30th - 1970
Copyright © Daytona Beach Morning News
Rock Singer Sentenced

Newspaper: Palm Beach Post
Author: Unknown
Publish Date: October 31st - 1970
Copyright © Palm Beach Post
Singer Convicted

Newspaper: Terra Haute Tribune
Author: Unknown
Publish Date: October 31st - 1970
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Doors Singer Fined Sentenced

Newspaper: Appleton Post
Author: Unknown
Publish Date: November 5th - 1970
Copyright © Appleton Post
6 Month Term For Indecent Exposure

HOLLYWOOD ARREST - 1970

Newspaper: Long Beach Independent
Author: Unknown
Publish Date: August 7th - 1970
Copyright © Long Beach Independent

Rock Singer Jailed


Info:
On August 6th, 1970, Jim Morrison was arrested in Hollywood after being found on the front porch of a local resident. The Long Beach Independent featured a short article on August 7th with a brief summary of the event. No other details are known of this arrest.

JIM MORRISON DEATH REPORTS - 1971

Newspaper: The Tucson Daily Citizen
Author: Unknown
Publish Date: July 9th - 1971
Copyright © The Tucson Daily Citizen
Private Burial Held

Newspaper: The Pasadena Star
Author: Unknown
Publish Date: July 9th - 1971
Copyright © The Pasadena Star
Doors' Jim Morrison Death Revealed

Newspaper: Kentucky New Era
Author: Ken Conway (AP)
Publish Date: July 9th - 1971
Copyright © Kentucky New Era
Rock Singer Morrison Dies

Newspaper: The Sarasota Journal
Author: Unknown
Publish Date: July 9th - 1971
Copyright © The Sarasota Journal
Morrison Dies

Newspaper: The Altoona Mirror
Author: Unknown
Publish Date: July 9th - 1971
Copyright © The Altoona Mirror
Attorney reports Doors' singer Jim Morrison has died in Paris

Newspaper: Milwaukee Journal
Author: Tony Kornheiser
Publish Date: July 13th - 1971
Copyright © Milwaukee Journal
His Quiet Death Not Like Morrison

Newspaper: Deseret News
Author: Celeste Carlisle
Publish Date: July 16th - 1971
Copyright © Deseret News
Jim Morrison In Retrospect

Newspaper: Oakland Tribune (Los Angeles Times)
Author: Mike Jahn
Publish Date: July 21st - 1971
Copyright © Oakland Tribune
Requiem For Three Contemporaries

Newspaper: Charleston Gazette (Los Angeles Times)
Author: Bill Cunningham
Publish Date: November 18th - 1972
Copyright © Charleston Gazette
Morrison's Grave Youth Festival Site