Thursday, May 16th @ 6:30 pm @ the Aero Theater in Santa Monica- Oscar-Nominated Actress, Singer, Voiceover Virtuoso, and, Now, Author SALLY KELLERMAN Shares Memorable, Regrettable, and Comical Experiences from Her 50-Plus Years in the Field of Entertainment and as a Pop Culture Icon in READ MY LIPS: Stories of a Hollywood Life
Sally Kellerman has been a part of so many great films including “Brewster McCloud” & “Last of the Red Hot Lovers”,dozens of tv appearances,voice over work and her latest cd “Sally” and has been working in Hollywood from the time she was a student at Hollywood High. Her instantly recognizable voice & style have contributed to her longevity in a field not known for longevity . Join us at the Aero Theater as we welcome Ms. Kellerman for a special evening signing her autobiography, “Read my Lips-Stories of A Hollywood Life”, before a night of classic comedy with a double bill of , “Back to School” with Sally as love interest of one Thornton Mellon (Rodney Dangerfield) & Sally’s Oscar nominated turn in Robert Altman’s “M.A.S.H.”. Ms. Kellerman will partake in a Q & A between films as well. It is our honor to enjoy this fine night of laughs, stories and celebration, featuring all the twists and turns of 50 plus years in the entertainment business. Mail orders are available if you can’t make it “Back to School” with us.
Thanks everyone. See you soon.
Larry Karaszewski Presents! Double Feature: BACK TO SCHOOL, 1986, Park Circus/MGM, 96 min. Dir. Alan Metter. Rodney Dangerfield can’t get no respect as a father whose son has decided that he doesn’t want to go to college. Determined to show him the importance of education, Dangerfield enrolls at the university as well. He’s instantly popular due to his wild parties, but literature professor Sally Kellerman inspires him to crack the books. There are lots of laughs, of course, as well as a cameo by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and a soundtrack by former Oingo Boingo frontman Danny Elfman.
MASH, 1970, 20th Century Fox, 116 min. Director Robert Altman’s breakout film defines black comedy and the pioneering spirit of the New Hollywood of the 1970s. Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould are hilarious as Hawkeye Pierce and Trapper John, newly arrived surgeons at the 4077th MASH unit located in a Korean War battle zone. With Robert Duvall, Sally Kellerman and Tom Skerritt. Discussion between films with actress Sally Kellerman, moderated by Larry Karaszewski.
Tuesday, May 14th @ the Alex Theater in Glendale & Friday, May 17th @ the New Roads School in Santa Monica- 8 pm both nights- Songwriting Royalty-Burt Bacharach!
Live Talks Los Angeles is putting on 2 unbelievable evenings with one of the greatest songwriters ever, and the L.E.B. is really ready to hear the stories behind the songs.
Burt will be signing his brand new autobiography, “Anyone Who Had A Heart-My Life and Music” as well as be in conversation.
Burt Bacharach is a classically trained pianist whose songs and compositions have been recorded by the most influential artists of the twentieth century. Over the past six decades, his legendary songwriting has touched millions of devoted listeners all over the world. He has written more than seventy Top 40 hits and won three Academy Awards, eight Grammys (including one for lifetime achievement), and an Emmy, was nominated for a Tony, and received the prestigious Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. “What the World Needs Now is Love,” Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”, “That’s What Friends are For” and “Walk on By” are just a handful of his hits.
On Tuesday the 14th, join us @ the Alex Theater in Glendale where Mr. Bacharach will be interviewed by author & journalist Mitch Albom or on Friday May 17th @ the New Roads School, (the Ann & Jerry Moss Theater), where he’ll be in conversation with another legendary songwriter, Carole Bayer Sager!
Not buying a ticket is the only way you can lose , no matter which night you choose,and if you can’t join us we’ll send a signed one anywhere that would like some “love sweet love” sent their way.
Thursday, May 9th- “Sorcerer”/”Cruising” (William Friedkin in person)
Friday, May 10th- “the French Connection”/”To Live & Die In L.A.” (William Friedkin in person)
Saturday, May 11th-”the Exorcist” (William Friedkin in person)
Monday, May 13th-”the Birthday Party”/ “the Boys in the Band”
William Friedkin is such a part of the cinema history of the 1970′s, that no conversation on the subject would go anywhere without a mention of him. We are thrilled to be a part of the American Cinematheque’s 4 night film tribute , featuring conversations with & book signings by William Friedkin in person for 3 of the 4 nights! He will be signing his brand new autobiography, “The Friedkin Connection” @ 6:30 p.m. in the lobby on May 9th, 10th & 11th, followed by some of the scariest,action packed, on the edge & dangerous moments on film including, “Sorcerer”,”Cruising”, The French Connection”, “To Live & Die in L.A.” & “The Exorcist”. Then, enjoy a conversation with the filmmaker about the films. It’s a masterclass in cinema for the price of a ticket!
If you can’t join us , I’ll drive like Popeye Doyle to get a copy to you, or at least we’ll mail one your way.
TUESDAY, APRIL 30th @ the ALEX THEATER -216 N. Brand Boulevard in Glendale- BOND 50th anniversary Festival-the FINAL NIGHT!
I hope you have been lucky enough to attend some of the James Bond Festival that has been going on Tuesday nights @ the gorgeous Alex Theater this month. The LARE was glad to be a part of 2 of the 3 nights do far, including our last time out with our friend Jon Burlingame and special guest George Lazenby. There is nothing like the action of Bond on the big screen. Well, there are 1 more chance for you to attend, one more of which, the L.E.B. will be in the house for as we welcome author Bill Desowitz who will be signing his book, “James Bond Unmasked” and talking about how he was able to get interviews with all 6 men who have played 007. Then, take a trip to the islands w/ Roger Moore as Bond for “Live And Let Die” on the big screen and a Q &A with special guest, Bond Girl, Gloria Hendry! This will be a great way to wrap up 5 great nights of Bond!
You can “unmask” Bond by mail and get a signed copy if you can’t join us. See you @ the Alex!
Tickets can be ordered at : http://www.alextheatre.org/
SUNDAY, APRIL 28th, 11 am – 1 pm @ Larry Edmunds Bookshop
2 of the loveliest ladies of the silver screen will be here at the legendary Larry Edmunds Bookshop for a special early Sunday surprise signing this weekend. Have coffee with Mamie Van Doren who will be here signing her autobiography, “Playing the Field” as well as beautiful glamour photos, and greeting the fans. Have coffee with Julie Adams, Gillman’s best girl and pick up a signed copy of , “The Lucky Southern Star” her story of her life in Hollywood, or a classic signed photo. 2 legendary ladies from the same studio, one great morning event. If you’re here for the TCM Festival, or a fan from right here in town, this is a great chance to see these 2 ladies who have been nothing but friends to your appreciative independent bookseller here. Spread the word from the campus to the lagoon and all parts beyond if you can, because we’d love to have a great turnout , these ladies deserve it! If you can’t make it, here’s yet another chance to pick up a signed book and have it sent your way.We love all our customers, locals and mail orders alike, and hope to hear from you soon.!
SUNDAY, APRIL 28th @ 3 pm at CLUB TCM -Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood Boulevard
It’s time once again for our friends from Atlanta to join us. Robert Osborne & company will make their way out west for the 4th consecutive TCM Classic Film Festival, and they bring lots of new friends for Larry Edmunds Bookshop to get to know.It is our honor to once again make our way to the Blossom Room of the world famous Roosevelt Hotel for a Club TCM presentation by our friend, location film historian, John Bengston .
Here’s what the TCM footnotes say:
Comedy legends Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd filmed their classic movies on the streets of Hollywood. Join author and “archaeologist of early cinema” John Bengtson for a multi-media tour of silent-era Hollywood filming locations, some located just steps from Club TCM. Then travel north to Cottage Grove, Oregon, for a behind-the-scenes tour of how Buster Keaton filmed his 1926 masterpiece THE GENERAL in this presentation. Presenter John Bengston has also provided directions for film fans to take their own self-guided tour of many silent film locations in the Hollywood area. Click the link below to access and print the directions:http://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/club-tcm-hollywoods-silent-echoes-tour-2013.pdf
This event is just for TCM Festival attendees sadly, but the L.E.B. will make sure there are plenty of signed copies for those of you who would like to do a little sleuthing on your own time. It’s movies, it’s history, it’s really cool Los Angeles back in the day.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24th @ 8 pm @ New Roads School-the Ann & Jerry Moss Theater- 3131 Olympic Boulevard in Santa Monica-Billy Ray Cyrus!
8:00pm (Reception 6:30-7:30pm)
Our friends at Live Talks Los Angeles are at it again, and we’re heading to the westside with the Achy Breaky one himself.
An Evening with Billy Ray Cyrus discussing his memoir, “Hillbilly Heart” and an acoustic guitar performance
Billy Ray Cyrus is an award-winning country music legend whose “Achy Breaky Heart” propelled his debut album, Some Gave All, to the top of the charts for a record-breaking seventeen weeks. He’s also father of Miley Cyrus, one of Hollywood’s most successful young stars, who grew up on stage and on screen, most famously as the lead on the Disney Channel’s “Hannah Montana,” where Billy Ray Cyrus played her father. Cyrus comes to Live Talks Los Angeles to discuss his memoir, Hillbilly Heart, and share some acoustic music.
Tuesday, April 23rd @ 7:30 pm @ Larry Edmunds Bookshop
Years ago I saw Jim Pauley talk about the Stooges and I realized his passion was for the subject matter was virtually unmatched. I knew someday he would put all of it into a book, and we’d do a signing for it, which he has, the beautiful, “The Three Stooges-Hollywood Filming Locations”.
Exploring the film settings of one of the most popular comedy teams in American history, The Three Stooges: Hollywood Filming Locations documents the sites of the Stooges’ most famous Columbia Pictures short films made in and around Hollywood between 1934 and 1958.
These famous and hilarious shorts are covered in detail through a wealth of archival photographs, many of which are rare and previously unpublished. Also included are candid shots, vintage publicity stills, screen captures from films, contemporary photographs, aerial views, and maps detailing the various filming locations.
Not only can you get the great book, but Jim is coming to town to bring his fantastic presentation on where the boys made the movies.
If that’s not enough, we’ll also have special guest, Beverly Warren from the classic episode, “Three Loan Wolves” as a special guest. Beverly will sign photos and talk about what it was like to work with the boys.
This soitenly will be a night you don’t want to miss, but if you can’t make it, order a signed book and we’ll have it delivered right up the steps to your house with the ice.
TUESDAY, APRIL 16th @ the ALEX THEATER in Glendale- 6:30 pm! George Lazenby Q & A & author Jon Burlingame signing , “The Music of James Bond”.
There are many reasons why James Bond is one of the most iconic characters in the history of cinema. The super smooth super spy has obvious appeal in the original works of Ian Fleming, and of the dynamic portrayals on screen from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig. Other trademarks these films are known for include Maurice Binder’s opening title sequences and , theme songs, and the fantastic music of James Bond. We’ll bring author Jon Burlingame to the Alex Theater where he will sign his book, “The Music of James Bond” as well as a brief introduction about the work of composer John Barry in the evening’s feature, “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. That would all be well and good on it’s own , but you’ll also get to enjoy a Q & A with a man who has played James Bond, (one of only 6), the always entertaining George Lazenby as he discusses the making of (O.H.M.S.S).
A great night for what is still the 50th anniversary celebration of Bond. I’ll have other Bond books on hand too if you are so inspired.
Ticket information for this night and 2 other nights of James Bond can be found at :
FRIDAY, APRIL 12th @ 6:30 pm @ the AERO THEATER in SANTA MONICA-Tom Sizemore in person!
Tom Sizemore is an actor’s actor who has established himself in films like ,”Heat” , “Saving Private Ryan” & “Natural Born Killers”, but more and more was becoming known for his real life off-screen than on. He will tell his story at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica on Friday, April 12th for a Q & A, & a book signing for, “By Some Miracle I Made It Out Of Here-A Memoir”. There will also be a double bill featuring 2 of Tom’s great performances in , “Bringing Out the Dead” & ” Devil In A Blue Dress”. Hear stories about great films from a great actor who reached the highest of highs professionally and the other way too, and will candidly share his cautionary tale.
If by some miracle you can’t make it, order a signed copy and we’ll send it your way.