Larry Montz and Daena Smoller on FAT TUESDAY / Mardi Gras Day

Larry Montz Trivia


Larry Montz was the Project Manager for designing and installing the world's first video fiber optics network for the 1984 World's Fair held in New Orleans, Louisiana.

When the Hollywood & Highland Center opened on November 9, 2001, one of the 'Grand Opening' promotional videos in rotation screening high above Hollywood Boulevard, was that of Larry Montz climbing a tall ladder and changing the letters / message on the Vogue Theater marquee. The former Vogue Theatre, 6675 Hollywood Boulevard, is located 2 blocks east of Hollywood & Highland and the TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly Grauman's Chinese Theatre and Mann's Chinese Theatre).

The first Screamfest International Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition, founded by Rachel Belofsky, was held at the former 800-seat / silver screen Vogue Theater on Hollywood Boulevard in 2001, while the theater was under the direction of Larry Montz and Daena Smoller and home to the offices of the ISPR (International Society for Paranormal Research) as well as an active, parapsychological field research site for Ghost Expeditions.

Spent two Mardi Gras Days in New Orleans, 30 years apart, as a Mardi Gras Krewe float rider, tossing throws to screaming crowds all begging for beads. Larry's first Mardi Gras Krewe experience was the Fat Tuesday in 1966 and the second in 1996, with Daena Smoller.

In the original 1999 promo for the Disney Channel series, So Weird (1999), the main character, Fiona 'Fi' Phillips could be seen surfing the web and loading Larry Montz' ISPR.Net / website.

Larry Montz was the first field parapsychologist to adopt $50,000 FLIR thermal imaging cameras as part of his cache of equipment for his parapsychological field investigations.

Under the helm of former CEO Wes Munselle, Larry Montz was the Telecommunications Consultant for Los Angeles Center Studios (also known as L.A. Center Studios), the former U.S. Unocal headquarters building at 5th and Bixel streets.

In the early 1970s, Larry Montz was a MUFON State-Section Director (over several southern states). 'MUFON' at that time was the acronym for the "Midwest UFO Network". Later MUFON expansion led to the acronym representing the "Mutual UFO Network". In Louisiana, Montz' successor as State Director was Ted Peters who recently served as consultant to NASA and SETI on the ethics of planetary protection. 

Did You Know?

Country Superstar Kenny Rogers won the race west on Sunset back to the PLAYBOY Mansion when Larry Montz was stopped by LAPD who forgave the offense in exchange for a visit to Hugh Hefner's estate.