Visting Chong Glass in August 2000

Jake Ludington and Tommy Chong

Back in August 2000, I visited Chong Glass in the Los Angeles suburb of Gardenia, California. I got to see the whole glass blowing process and even briefly chatted about the Web with Tommy Chong. Flash forward a few years and Tommy has completed a 9 month sentence in a plea bargain agreement for selling glass water pipes across state lines. The experience of having his home raided and serving time was captured in the documentary a/k/a Tommy Chong. I did an interview with the producer of the documentary last summer. I ran across the photos while looking for something else tonight and figured Flickr was as good a place as any to put them.