Eddie Nash
American mobster
Eddie Nash
Eddie Nash is a former nightclub and restaurant manager in Los Angeles, as well as a convicted gangster and drug dealer; he is best known as the alleged mastermind of the Wonderland Murders.
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Gas company blamed for traffic chaos - Henley Standard
Google News - over 5 years
Eddie Nash, a barber at Michael James in Bell Street, said: “A lot of our clients have been ringing asking us what is happening and how to get into Henley. “We have a lot of people who come in from Wargrave who have had to reschedule
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Real Lessons from a Fake SEAL - Patheos
Google News - almost 6 years
Maybe he wears someone else's Special Forces tab, or preaches about how he used to party with John Holmes and Eddie Nash. This is one reason I'm glad to be Catholic. People like to complain about our clerical culture — how priests can only gain
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Young men take a look at future pathways - OCRegister
Google News - almost 6 years
He pointed out there are fewer openings for more applications, so it's very competitive." Sponsors included GEAR UP Santa Ana, the Eddie Nash Foundation, the Orange County Probation Department and the California Migrant Education Program, Region IX
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AT THE MOVIES; From Elf Queen To Journalist
NYTimes - over 13 years
When Cate Blanchett talks, it's a bit surprising to hear the broad vowels of her native Australia creep back into her speech. Lately filmgoers have seen her as an Italian (''Heaven''), a Scot (''Charlotte Gray''), a Southerner (''The Gift'') and a resident of Middle Earth (''Lord of the Rings'' trilogy). In her new film, ''Veronica Guerin,'' Ms.
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FILM REVIEW; A Film Stud Who Loses His Luster Is Sent to Graze on Seedy Pastures
NYTimes - over 13 years
''Wonderland,'' directed by James Cox, is part of a curious, somewhat unsavory subgenre of movies that involve washed-up, sort-of-famous people and death by bludgeoning. Recent examples include Paul Schrader's ''Auto Focus,'' in which the celebrity (and victim) was the ''Hogan's Heroes'' star Bob Crane, and Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato's ''Party
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THE NEW SEASON/FILM; John Holmes's Boogie Life
NYTimes - over 13 years
IN the summer of 1981, in one of the bloodier and more notorious murders in the annals of Los Angeles, four people connected to the legendary pornography star John C. Holmes were bludgeoned to death at 8763 Wonderland Avenue. The killings, which provided some of the inspiration for Paul Thomas Anderson's 1997 film ''Boogie Nights,'' are the focus
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New Charges in 19-Year-Old Drug Killings in Hollywood
NYTimes - almost 17 years
Federal prosecutors have reached back to history here to revive a sensational murder case, unveiling an indictment that alleges that a former nightclub owner, his bodyguard and a pornography actor arranged the killings of four people in the Hollywood Hills nearly two decades ago. The case sounds like something out of ''L.A. Confidential,'' but it
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ACTOR IN PORNOGRAPHIC FILMS HELD IN KILLINGS
NYTimes - about 35 years
The Los Angeles Police Department said today that it had arrested John Holmes, an actor in Hollywood's pornographic-movie world, as a suspect in the killing of four people. Investigators said that Mr. Holmes, who frequently appeared under the name Johnny Wadd, was arrested in North Miami Beach, Fla., last week on a warrant charging that he had
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Eddie Nash
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2001
    Age 72
    Nash, already in his seventies and suffering from emphysema and several other ailments, agreed to a plea bargain agreement in September 2001, pleading guilty to RICO charges and to money laundering.
    More Details Hide Details He also admitted to jury tampering (for which the statute of limitations had run out) and to having ordered his associates to retrieve stolen property from the Wonderland house, which might have resulted in violence including murder, but he denied having planned the murders that took place. He also agreed to cooperate with law enforcement authorities. He received a four-and-a-half year prison sentence (including the time already served) and a $250,000 fine. On September 6 or 7, 1984, a personal tragedy struck Nash. A former lover of his, Maureen Bautista, and her son Telesforo were stabbed to death, by Hells Angels biker Robert Frederick Garceau. Garceau was turned in to the police after he murdered Greg Rambo, who had helped him dispose of the Bautistas' bodies. Rambo's wife, Susan, knew of the Bautista murders and talked to the police (under an agreement of immunity). During the trial, Susan Rambo testified that Harlyn Codd had told her Nash was Telesforo's father; also, that Nash once had paid Garceau to fulfill a contract but that Garceau had failed to perform and, as a result, Nash was "looking for" Garceau. At trial, evidence was presented that Garceau murdered Ms. Bautista because she threatened to expose Garceau's drug operations to Nash. Garceau killed Telesforo because he had witnessed Maureen's murder. Garceau was convicted of all three murders and sentenced to death.
  • 2000
    Age 71
    In 2000, after a four-year joint investigation involving local and federal authorities, Nash was arrested and indicted on federal charges under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) for running a drug trafficking and money laundering operation, conspiring to carry out the Wonderland Murders, and bribing one of the jurors of his first trial.
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  • 1995
    Age 66
    In 1995, in a broad series of raids targeting alleged organized crime figures, federal agents armed with search warrants raided his house and confiscated what was thought to be a cache of methamphetamine.
    More Details Hide Details To the chagrin of law enforcement, the "meth" turned out to be a cache of mothballs and no charges were filed against Nash.
  • 1990
    Age 61
    In 1990, Nash was tried in state court for having planned the murders; the trial resulted in an 11-1 hung jury.
    More Details Hide Details Nash would later admit that he had bribed the lone holdout, a young woman, with $50,000. The retrial ended in an acquittal. According to John C. Holmes' second wife Laurie (porn name Misty Dawn) in a Playboy magazine interview: "He Nash was an awful man... John told me he used to leave the bathrooms without toilet paper, then offer the young women cocaine if they'd lick his ass clean." In addition, he required his dancers at the Kit Kat Club to fellate him, to screen for undercover police officers. Throughout the 1990s, law enforcement figures continued to hound Nash, who had been referred to in various print media as "the one who got away."
  • FIFTIES
  • 1981
    Age 52
    However, by 1981, Holmes had become desperately addicted to freebasing cocaine, and his career had declined due to chronic impotence.
    More Details Hide Details In order to settle a substantial debt to drug kingpin Ron Launius, leader of the widely feared Wonderland Gang which dominated the LA cocaine trade in 1981, he conspired to invade Nash's home and commit a robbery in which Nash and his bodyguard were brutalized and humiliated. Two days later Launius and three other people were found bludgeoned to death at their home at 8763 Wonderland Avenue in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles. Though Nash had planned to have Holmes killed alongside his Wonderland associates, he later decided to spare Holmes' life and use the Wonderland murders to "teach Holmes a lesson" by having him forcibly witness and allegedly partake, albeit against his will, in the quadruple murders. Launius, Billy Deverell, Joy Audrey Gold Miller, and Barbara Richardson were murdered and Susan Launius, Ron's wife, was critically injured. Officials from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) remarked that the scene was bloodier than the Tate/LaBianca murders.
    Nash is most notorious for his involvement in the quadruple Wonderland Murders in 1981, the possible retaliation for a robbery of Nash's home perpetrated two days earlier by three to five men.
    More Details Hide Details A key player in the incident, porn performer John C. Holmes, was later acquitted of the murders. Nash and Holmes were close friends; Nash enjoyed introducing his countless houseguests to Holmes, who was infamous for playing the X-rated movie character "Johnny Wadd."
  • TWENTIES
  • 1952
    Age 23
    Nash acted in the television series The Cisco Kid in 1952, in "The Quarter Horse" episode as the character "Nash."
    More Details Hide Details He bought several nightclubs in Los Angeles, such as the P.J.'s club (shortly after renamed Starwood) in West Hollywood, the Soul'd Out club in Hollywood, the Odyssey disco, Paradise Ballroom, the Seven Seas, Ali Baba’s and The Kit Kat strip club. Nash's clubs attracted many groups, as he operated clubs marketed towards gays, straights, blacks, whites and others. For several decades, Eddie Nash was the wealthiest and most dangerous drug dealer/gangster operating on the West Coast (MacDonell 2003).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1948
    Age 19
    Nash said he owned several hotels until 1948 at age 19.
    More Details Hide Details He immigrated to the United States in the early 1950s and developed a limp.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1929
    Age 0
    Born in 1929.
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