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'''Van Cleef, Lee (1925-1989)'''<br />
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204; an American film actor who appeared mostly in Western and action pictures.
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'''Van Helsing, Dr.'''<br />
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'''Vinalon'''<br />
58; Professor Abraham Van Helsing is a fictional character and a protagonist from Bram Stoker's 1897 novel, ''Dracula'', who drives a stake through Dracula's heart.
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148 - The low-grade synthetic fiber indelibly associated with North Korea's failed "juche" or self-reliance ideology has become fit only for rags, Radio Free Asia reported on Thursday. Once touted as the future of the socialist clothing industry, Vinalon fabric is now chiefly used as rags, or as wallpaper paste by heating it to high temperatures, RFA quoted North Korean expatriates in China as saying.nDeveloped by Dr. Lee Sung-ki during Japanese colonial rule in 1939, Vinalon is made from limestone and anthracite, unlike other synthetic fibers that are made from petroleum by-products. It is produced only in North Korea. The problem is its inefficiency. A Unification Ministry official said, "The North has to use too much electricity to extract Vinalon from anthracite. It would be more cost-effective to import finished textile products, even at a rip-off price." - 9/30/11 [http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2785895/posts More...] and  [http://www.vinalon.eu/ - More...]
  
'''van Houten, Leslie (b. 1949)'''<br />
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'''VRML'''<br />
A former member of Charles Manson's "Family" who was convicted of the murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. She remains imprisoned at the California Institution for Women in Chino, San Bernadino County, California; 138; 293
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69 - VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language, pronounced vermal or by its initials, originally—before 1995 &#151; known as the Virtual Reality Markup Language) is a standard file format for representing 3-dimensional (3D) interactive vector graphics, designed particularly with the World Wide Web in mind. It has been superseded by X3D. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VRML Wikipedia entry]
  
'''Veidt, Conrad (1893-1943)'''<br />
 
German actor, remembered for his roles in such films as ''The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari'' (1919), ''The Thief of Bagdad'' (1940) and ''Casablanca'' (1942); ''Caligari'', 115
 
 
'''Velveeta, Jason'''<br />
 
156; Jade's and Bambi's "pimp". Velveeta is a type of processed cheese, produced by Kraft Foods. Tehre's the obligitory wikipedia page, which is a tad dull. More fun is had with Velveeta, a "Pasteurized processed cheese food" here: [http://www.squidoo.com/velveetainfo  What IS this stuff anyway?]
 
 
'''Vernix'''<br />
 
352; See Sportello, Vernix
 
 
'''''Vertigo'' (1958)'''<br />
 
American psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring James Stewart and Kim Novak. In the film, a retired police detective who suffers from acrophobia is hired as a private investigator to follow the wife of an acquaintance and uncover the mystery of her peculiar behavior; "supernatural Desoto" 298;
 
 
'''Vibrasonic'''<br />
 
368, with many references earlier [help fill them in here].  A kind of Fender amplifier made only between 1959 and 1964 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fender_Vibrasonic] that's the heart of Doc's way-cool sound system for his Dodge Dart; he's installed it in his trunk, where it takes up a good deal of the space.  The amp also features a JBL speaker.  This little set-up makes Doc's ride more in line with how some "Lowrider" cars were being modified in the late '60s (and after), doesn't it, despite the general social divide that Doc notes between white surfers and Chicanos in LA?
 
 
'''Vietnam'''<br />
 
103; 117; 152; 161; 197; "Long Trip Out" (Spotted Dick song about a Vietnam vet), 198-199; 254; 310; handshake, 361; "infrared and night vision" 365
 
 
'''Vigilant California'''<br />
 
121; GOP activists at Nixon rally; Coy worked for them, 139; 161; Arthur Tweedle, 199; recruiting Coy Harlingen, 299-300; 346
 
 
'''Vincent, Larry (aka "Seymour") (1924-1975)'''<br />
 
261; a television horror host, famed for his character "Seymour," who presented—and heckled—low-budget horror and science fiction movies on Fright Night on KHJ-TV and Seymour's Monster Rally on KTLA, both local stations in Los Angeles between 1969 and 1974. He was noted for his style of criticizing the movies he presented in an offbeat and funny manner, usually appearing in a small window which would pop up in the corner, tossing a quip, then vanishing again.
 
 
'''Vineland'''<br />
 
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'''"Volare"'''<br />
 
A 1960 hit for teen idol Bobby Rydell
 
 
'''Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea'''<br>
 
TV show running on ABC from 1964-68 based on a 1961 movie by the same name. It featured the adventures of the world's first privately owned nuclear submarine, the SSRN Seaview. Many of plots were based on contemporary political issues, though some 'monster' episodes appeared as well--think  ''Star Trek'' in the ocean. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyage_to_the_Bottom_of_the_Sea_(TV_series) Wikipedia]
 
  
 
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Vinalon
148 - The low-grade synthetic fiber indelibly associated with North Korea's failed "juche" or self-reliance ideology has become fit only for rags, Radio Free Asia reported on Thursday. Once touted as the future of the socialist clothing industry, Vinalon fabric is now chiefly used as rags, or as wallpaper paste by heating it to high temperatures, RFA quoted North Korean expatriates in China as saying.nDeveloped by Dr. Lee Sung-ki during Japanese colonial rule in 1939, Vinalon is made from limestone and anthracite, unlike other synthetic fibers that are made from petroleum by-products. It is produced only in North Korea. The problem is its inefficiency. A Unification Ministry official said, "The North has to use too much electricity to extract Vinalon from anthracite. It would be more cost-effective to import finished textile products, even at a rip-off price." - 9/30/11 More... and - More...

VRML
69 - VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language, pronounced vermal or by its initials, originally—before 1995 — known as the Virtual Reality Markup Language) is a standard file format for representing 3-dimensional (3D) interactive vector graphics, designed particularly with the World Wide Web in mind. It has been superseded by X3D. Wikipedia entry


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