The Morbid Tour #2  LbNA # 8509 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateMay 30 2004
CountyLos Angeles
LocationSouth Pasadena, CA
Planted ByQ    
Last Found Jan 18 2007
Hike Distance?

Status: Missing as of 5/11/07.

The Jack Letterbox
438 S. Fair Oaks Ave.
South Pasadena
Placed 5/30/04

If you are a David Lynch fan, then you know Jack Nance. He played Pete in Twin Peaks, and was in Dune, Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Lost Highway, and Eraserhead. I liked him best in Twin Peaks. The famous words on the show were immortalized by him. "She's dead. Wrapped in plastic." He was also divorced from the Log Lady from Twin Peaks in real life. Anyway, on December 29, 1996, Jack Nance was punched in the head by some teenage thugs in the middle of the night at Winchell's Donuts, 438 S. Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena. He got up and walked away, went home to eat his donuts, I suppose, and died the next day. The cause of his death was a subdural hematoma as a result of the punch in the head. The thugs were never caught. Although he died at home just down the street (505 S. Fair Oaks, if you're interested) I thought it would be more fun to stamp in at Winchell's while having a donut rather than lurking in someone's yard... So, park in the Winchell's parking lot. On the sidewalk by the street in front of Winchell's is a row of newspaper stands. Face the Daily News where the door opens and reach underneath the stand to find a ledge toward the front. The box is semi-magnetic, but the space under there is fairly large so it rests easily on the ledge. The magnet is really only there to keep it from getting jostled off the ledge when the papers get delivered. Last time I checked on it I noticed that if you peer in the window as if you're reading the front page of the paper, you can actually see the mint tin if you look hard enough. Seeing it first might make the grabbing of it less conspicuous...

Stamp in, have a donut, and think of Jack Nance, 12/21/43-12/30/96.