When I began to build this website, I
had never heard of sculptor/artist, Vito Paulekas,
his wife, ex cheerleader/freak fashion
designer, Szou, or his hedonist
sidekick, Carl Franzoni. AKA "Capt.
Even after spending more than a decade at
the Tree House, as well as, on the actual
site of Laurel Canyon's legendary Log Cabin,
I still believed that 'the cabin with a
bowling alley in the basement' had been
custom designed and built to be Western Film
Star, Tom Mix's, Western Style Estate, which
became the epicenter of Laurel Canyon's
It seemed perfectly natural that when Laurel
Canyon's counter culture "freak party scene"
emerged in the 60's. it's leader, Frank
Zappa, would be lodged in the same LOG
CABIN, to hold court over the hedonistic
gatherings of the partying 60's elite.
The glaring error in this story is the omission of Freak Artist/Sculptor,Dance Leader/Organizer,Vito Paulekas,and his Merry Band of LAUREL CANYON Communal
Tribe of FREAKS.