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.
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.
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.
STOOGES rule, where ? At the LARE!