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Getting “Gilliamesque” w/ Terry Gilliam & Live Talks Los Angeles!


Monday, October 19, 2015 -8:00pm

An Evening with Terry Gilliam discussing his “Pre-posthumous Memoir” Gilliamesque

The Alex Theatre- 216 North Brand Boulevard Glendale, CA 91203

PURCHASE TICKETS- *$27.50 Balcony General Admission */$55 Orchestra level General Admission, includes signed book** *tickets include $2.50 Alex Theatre facility fee **

This is a gorgeous book from Harper Design (retail $40). Books will be pre-signed, available for pick up upon checking in at the event.

Terry Gilliam is a screenwriter, director, animator, actor, and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. He is well-known for directing many film cult-classics, including Brazil (1985), The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988), The Fisher King (1991), 12 Monkeys (1995), and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998). Many of his films have been nominated for Academy and Golden Globe awards, and in 2009 he was given the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award for his contribution to motion picture arts. The only “Python” not born in Britain, he took British Citizenship in 1968. His latest film The Zero Theorem was released on August 19, 2014, and stars two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz, David Thewlis, Matt Damon, and Tilda Swinton. Visit his website.

In Gilliamesque, his “pre-posthumous memoir,” he offers an intimate glimpse into his world in this fascinating book illustrated with hand-drawn sketches, notes, and memorabilia from his personal archive. From his no-frills childhood in the icy wastes of Minnesota, to some of the hottest water Hollywood had to offer, via the cutting edge of 1960s and ’70s counter-culture in New York, L.A. and London, Terry Gilliam’s life has been as vivid, entertaining and unorthodox as one of his films. Packed with never-before-seen artwork, photographs and commentary, Gilliamesque blends the visual and the verbal with scabrous wit and fascinating insight. Gilliam’s memoir also features a cast of amazing supporting characters—George Harrison, Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt, Uma Thurman, Johnny Depp, Heath Ledger and all of the fellow Pythons—as well as cameo appearances from some of the heaviest cultural hitters of modern times, from Woody Allen to Frank Zappa, Gloria Steinem to Robert Crumb, Richard Nixon to Hunter S. Thompson. Gilliam’s encounters with the great and the not-so-good are revealing, funny, and hugely entertaining. It’s an honor to host Terry Gilliam for the launch event of his book and a wonderful follow up to our event last Fall with fellow Pythons John Cleese interviewed by Eric Idle. Watch that video here. The book is an unrestrained look into a unique creative mind and an incomparable portrait of late twentieth-century popular culture. Screen-Shot-2015-08-01-at-11.03.11-AMScreen-Shot-2015-08-01-at-11.03.11-AM

John Fogerty is a “Fortunate Son” & so is Live Talks & the LARE!


 An amazing run of events with Live Talks Los Angeles will continue next Friday, October 16th when we join  with them & the Grammy Museum for an evening of conversation with the legendary John Fogerty! This truly is an evening with a rock n’ roll legend who has been an integral part of the soundtrack of our lives. You’ll be taking a signed copy of ,”Fortunate Son” home with you too, included in the price of your ticket.

Can’t make it? Give us a call and we’ll get a copy sent your way while supplies last. No personalizations.

Presented in association with The GRAMMY Museum

Friday, October 16, 2015 8:00pm

An Evening with John Fogerty in conversation with David Wild discussing his memoir, Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music

Clive Davis Theater-The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE  

800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

PURCHASE TICKETS- $55 General Admission seating (includes signed book)/ $65 Reserved Section seating (includes signed book)

John Fogerty is one of rock’s most influential musicians and writers. He was songwriter, lead singer, and lead guitarist for Creedence Clearwater Revival and has been named one of the 100 Greatest Singers and one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists by Rolling Stone and his most recent album was named one of Rolling Stone‘s 10 Best Albums of 2013.

Creedence Clearwater Revival is one of the most important and beloved bands in the history of rock, and John Fogerty wrote, sang, and produced their instantly recognizable classics: “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Born on the Bayou,” and more. In his memoir, he reveals how he brought CCR to number one in the world, eclipsing even the Beatles in 1969. By the next year, though, Creedence was falling apart; their amazing, enduring success exploded and faded in just a few short years. Fortunate Son covers Fogerty’s Northern California roots, through Creedence’s success and the retreat from music and public life, to his hard-won revival as a solo artist who finally found love.

David Wild is an Emmy-nominated television writer, a best-selling author, a Contributing Editor for Rolling Stone, and a blogger for Huffington Post. CCR, david wild, Fogerty, Fortunate Son, John Fogerty, rolling stone magazine


Cindy Crawford is so “Becoming”! LiveTalks & the LARE!


Wednesday, October 14, 2015 8:00pm (Reception, 6:30-7:30pm)

An Evening with Cindy Crawford in conversation with Booth Moore-Becoming

Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre/ New Roads School- Herb Alpert Educational Village

3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

PURCHASE TICKETS- $20 General Admission seating/ $60 Reserved Section Seating + Cindy Crawford’s book*/$90 Reserved Section Seats for 2, 1 copy of the book/ $95 Includes pre-event reception, Reserved section seat + book

*Hardcover, 8.5? x 11?, 224 pages (150 color & b/w images)

**A book signing follows the event.

Cindy Crawford is one of the original supermodels who defined that pivotal moment when fashion models became cultural stars in their own right. Crawford used her fame and business savvy to launch an entrepreneurial career that has encompassed beauty, fashion, fitness and home décor brands. She has appeared on over a thousand magazine covers worldwide and has been the face of brands as diverse as Revlon, Omega watches, and Pepsi. Visit her website.

“I want to honor and acknowledge the girl I once was while embracing the woman I am today, and I even look forward to the wise woman I hope I will become in future decades.”—Cindy Crawford


Becoming is a chronicle of Cindy Crawford’s life, in which she shares stories of her professional and personal evolution, accompanied by her most iconic images, as well as never-before-published photographs from her personal archive. The 1990s era of the supermodel was a cultural phenomenon which made stars out of a select group of strong women who surpassed mere beauty by embodying a new spirit and personality that made them celebrities in their own right. Cindy Crawford blazed a trail from the runway and covers of leading fashion magazines around the world, to unconventional pop culture outlets such as then-new and cutting-edge MTV, Super Bowl commercials, and even Playboy magazine—in which she appeared not once but twice—in photo features ten years apart. On the eve of her fiftieth birthday, Cindy Crawford looks back on her career and life. In the completely accessible, down-to-earth voice of the Midwestern girl she is, Cindy discusses the love-filled, small-town childhood that shaped both her legendary work ethic, and the professionalism for which she is so well-regarded in an often cut-throat and competitive business, but she is also candid about the devastating early loss of her brother, Jeff, and her parents’ subsequent divorce only a few years later. Cindy describes her earliest modelling years and the process of becoming less self-conscious in front of a camera; her reaction when an early agent suggested she remove the mole that would become her trademark; and how her exile from a Chicago studio gave her the courage to “dream big”, move to New York, and learn to own her power in a business that has been known to infantilize women. She also gives us an account of her entrepreneurial accomplishments, and shares her observations on our youth-obsessed culture, her determination to create positive messages about a healthy body image that she knew would reach women of all ages; her feelings about marriage and motherhood; her thoughts on this milestone birthday, and what she would tell her younger self if she had the chance.

The 150 photographs in the book span Cindy’s entire career beginning in the mid-1980s, and feature images by every top name in fashion photography, including Annie Leibovitz, Victor Skrebneski, Arthur Elgort, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Irving Penn, Patrick Demarchelier, and Richard Avedon, among others. She describes the creative philosophy of each of these photographers, and the priceless and very different lessons she learned from each.

Booth Moore is a Los Angeles Times fashion critic. She has logged tens of thousands of miles covering the runways from L.A. to Paris and interviewing style leaders such as Karl Lagerfeld, Tom Ford, Tory Burch and Donatella Versace. The world has been her runway since she was a little girl in New York City — she was the one soaking in the street fashion, accessorizing her school uniform within an inch of expulsion and flaunting trademark pieces like red patent-leather Mary Janes. In 2014, she published her first book, The Glitter Plan: How We Started Juicy Couture With $200 and Turned It Into A Global Brand.Screen-Shot-2015-09-12-at-8.38.58-AM

Headin’ “Deep South” w/ Paul Theroux & Pico Iyer !


Tuesday, October 13, 2015 -8:00pm (Reception, 6:30-7:30pm)

Paul Theroux in conversation with Pico Iyer-Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads

Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre/ New Roads School/ Herb Alpert Educational Village

3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

PURCHASE TICKETS: $20 General Admission seating/ $30 Reserved Section seating/ $45 Reserved Section Seating + Theroux’s book/ $95 Includes pre-event reception, Reserved section seat + Theroux’s book & Iyer’s book


Paul Theroux is the author of many highly acclaimed books. His novels include The Lower River and The Mosquito Coast, and his renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and Dark Star Safari. Paul Theroux has spent fifty years crossing the globe, adventuring in the exotic, seeking the rich history and folklore of the far away. For the first time, in his tenth travel book, Theroux explores a piece of America — the Deep South. He finds there a paradoxical place, full of incomparable music, unparalleled cuisine, and yet also some of the nation’s worst schools, housing, and unemployment rates. It’s these parts of the South, so often ignored, that have caught Theroux’s keen traveler’s eye. On road trips spanning four seasons, wending along rural highways, Theroux visits gun shows and small-town churches, laborers in Arkansas, and parts of Mississippi where they still call the farm up the road “the plantation.” He talks to mayors and social workers, writers and reverends, the working poor and farming families — the unsung heroes of the south, the people who, despite it all, never left, and also those who returned home to rebuild a place they could never live without.

Pico Iyer is the author of twelve books, on subjects as varied as Cuba, globalism, Graham Greene and the XIVth Dalai Lama, and writes up to 100 articles a year for magazines from The New York Review of Books to Harper’s, and Vanity Fair to Wired. He delivered popular TED talks in both 2013 and 2014—his most recent book is a small TED Original on the theme of stillness, and his talk on the nature of home attracted millions of viewers—and he has written a film script for Miramax, done many liner notes for Leonard Cohen and written introductions to more than 50 other books. Born in Oxford, England, and educated at Eton, Oxford and Harvard, he has been based, since 1987, in Western Japan, while traveling widely, everywhere from North Korea to Ethiopia and Yemen to Easter Island. art-of-stillness-9781476784724_lgScreen-Shot-2015-01-11-at-10.42.12-AMScreen-Shot-2015-07-14-at-3.33.48-PM

Essential Emeril & Roy Choi! the LARE gets hungry w/ Live Talks!



Thursday, October 8, 2015 8:00pm (Reception, 6:30-7:30pm)

Emeril Lagasse in conversation with Roy Choi discussing his new cookbook, Essential Emeril: Favorite Recipes and Hard-Won Wisdom from My Life in the Kitchen

Crest Theatre, Westwood 1262 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

PURCHASE TICKETS: $47 General Admission seating + Book*/ $57 Reserved Section seating + Book*/ $95 Pre-Reception(6:30-7:30pm)** + Reserved Section seating + Book Reception includes selections prepared from the book, California wine


*Books will be pre-signed, available for pick up at check-in/ ** Books will be personalized in person at the reception

Emeril Lagasse is the chef-proprietor of 12 restaurants across the country. He has received numerous Best Restaurant, Best Chef, and Best Service awards, and in 2013 received the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the James Beard Foundation for his work through the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, which supports children’s educational programs. The author of 18 cookbooks, his phenomenally successful Food Network show Emeril Live! launched a new era in culinary TV. In 2014, Lagasse participated in his third consecutive season as a main guest chef on Bravo’s hit food series, Top Chef, and joined TNT as co-host for their cooking series, On the Menu.Most recently, Emeril’s Florida entered its third season in January 2015 on the Cooking Channel.

In Essential Emeril, Lagasse goes back to basics, presenting more than 130 recipes that defined his award-winning career, each tested and perfected for today’s home cook. Dishes such as Crab and Corn Fritters with Fresh Corn Mayo, Roasted Portuguese Pork Loin With Potatoes and Homemade Pimenta Moida, and White Chocolate Bread Pudding With Toasted Macadamia Caramel Sauce reflect a lifetime of lessons in technique, showcasing the big flavor for which he is known and his continued evolution in the kitchen. Emeril offers valuable tips and step-by-step photo tutorials to ensure flawless results. The book includes Emeril’s anecdotes revealing the inspiration behind each recipe, with appearances from A-list names – Mario Batali, Roy Choi, and Nobu Matsuhira, to name a few – alongside family members and early influences such as Julia Child and Charlie Trotter.

Classically trained chef Roy Choi is a culinary street revolutionary. He brings together the high and the low – deliciously, passionately, and socially. While his pedigree includes Le Bernardin and the Beverly Hilton, his fame rose with one amazing taco that tastes like L.A. – and nearly single-handedly created the gourmet food truck movement with his partners on the wings of Twitter. Before hitting the streets with his popular food truck Kogi BBQ, Choi executed classical techniques in professional kitchens and banquet halls for twelve years in New York, San Francisco, Portland, and Lake Tahoe. Then came the Great Recession. Laid off, having lost everything, with a family to support, Choi had to get creative: He said yes to a friend who rented a truck and co-founded Kogi BBQ, which Newsweek later dubbed “the first viral eatery.” Choi provided yet another source of culinary revelation with his first sit-down restaurant, Chego in April 2010, now located in Chinatown, followed by A-Frame in 2010, and Sunny Spot just east of Venice Beach in 2011. His newest restaurant venture, featuring the tastes of Korea translated through an L.A. state of mind, opened at a new hotel, The Line, in L.A. in late 2013. Choi’s first book, L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food, was published in the Fall of 2013.

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It’s A “Family Affair” @ the LARE w/ Kathy “Cissy” Garver!


Wednesday, October 7 -7:30 pm @ Larry Edmunds Bookshop-6644 Hollywood Blvd.

Kathy Garver is a pal of the LARE and we enjoyed hosting an evening w/ her, Dawn Wells & Alison Arngrim when her last book, “The Family Affair Cookbook” was released.

Kathy is back with her autobiography, “Surviving Cissy-My Family Affair of Life In Hollywood”, so we’re going to fill in for Mr. French and serve up a fantastic evening, Family Affair style! Join us for an episode of “Family Affair” selected by Kathy, a Q & A with Kathy and Classic TV Preservation guru & author Herbie J. Pilato and get a signed copy of “Surviving Cissy” too! Reserve a seat by calling and ordering a copy of the book ahead of time and join us for this Family Affair!


See you at the LARE for the Family Affair!

Here’s more about “Surviving Cissy”:

Kathy Garver, the teenage heartthrob from the hit series Family Affair (1966–1971), was no one-hit wonder, but a journeywoman actress who appeared in such classic films as Night of the Hunter and The Ten Commandments long before she became a television icon. This memoir is a recollection of a working actress’s experiences, from the many films, television shows, and stage plays in which she performed, to her second career as a voice-over specialist in popular animated films and audiobooks. Featuring anecdotes, Hollywood history, and details of her relationships with such stars as Charlton Heston and Jon Provost. Surviving Cissy is a veritable quilt of Kathy’s exciting life.

Kathy Garver is an accomplished and versatile actress whose acting career first took flight with the legendary filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille. She is a UCLA graduate, attended London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and has proven her talents for comedy and drama with starring roles in My Fair Lady, Sunday in New York, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She lives in San Francisco, where she gives classes on audiobook narration when she’s not recording an audiobook or a


Shepard Fairey “Covert to Overt” w/ Moby, Live Talks &the LARE!

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An Evening with Shepard Fairey in conversation with Moby

COVERT TO OVERT: The Under/Overground Art of Shepard Fairey

Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre/ New Roads School- Herb Alpert Educational Village- 3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

PURCHASE TICKETS $20 General Admission seating/$60 Reserved Section Seating + Shepard Fairey’s book*/ $90 Reserved Section Seats for 2, 1 copy of the book/ $95 Includes pre-event reception, Reserved section seat + book

*Hardcover, 101?2” x 121?2”, 256 pages (250 color & b/w images)

Shepard Fairey is an American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene. He earned a bachelor of fine arts in illustration from Rhode Island School of Design in 1992. His work has been included in the collections of several museums, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. To call Shepard Fairey a “street artist” is a little deceptive. Although he rose out of the skateboarding scene creating his “Andre the Giant Has A Posse” sticker campaign in the late ’80s, he has a mainstream recognition that most street artists never achieve. The title of his new book, Covert to Overt: The Under/Overground Art of Shepard Fairey, acknowledges his evolution from unknown to established artist. His upcoming book, Covert to Overt — focusing on his post-Obama HOPE poster output — showcases the significant amount of art he has created the last several years. This includes street murals, mixed-media installations, art-music events, countless silkscreens, and work from his extremely successful OBEY brand—all in his signature black, white, and red colors. “Shepard Fairey’s art has an undeniable visual appeal with its selective palette and pleasing geometrics, yet the messages conveyed through his work are anything but neat and tidy.” — Mark Sloan, Director and Chief Curator, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art And indeed, Fairey has stayed true to his street art roots as the vast majority of his work focuses on a blend of politics, street culture, and fine art, giving it a strong cultural appeal that stretches beyond the art world. Showcasing his cross-cultural collaborations with musicians, athletes, celebrities, and even cities, as well as covering all his work from paste-ups and prints, to his sculptures and murals, Covert to Overt shows Shepard Fairey as equal parts cultural chronicler and cult-hero artist. It also includes previously unpublished work as well as contributions from collaborators, the likes of Russell Brand, Chris Stein and Jello Biafra.

Moby has been making music since he was 9 years old. He started out playing classical guitar and then went on to play with seminal connecticut hardcore punk group ‘the vatican commandoes’ when he was 13. He started DJ’ing after leaving college, and was a fixture in the late 80’s new york house and hip-hop scenes. He released his first single, ‘go’ in 1991(listed as one of Rolling Stones best records of all time), and has been making albums ever since. His own records have sold over 20,000,000 copies worldwide, and he’s also produced and remixed scores of other artists, including David Bowie, Metallica, the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, among others. He has toured tirelessly, playing well over 3,000 concerts in his career, and has also had his music used in hundreds of different films, including Heat, Any Given Sunday, Tomorrow Never Dies, and The Beach, among others. Moby works closely with a variety of different charities, including the Humane Society and the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, and in 2007 he launched Mobygratis, which provides free music for independent film makers. Moby’s latest album Innocents, his most collaborative project to date, featuring Wayne Coyne, Cold Specks, Damien Jurado, Mark Lanegan, and Skylar Grey, was released in october 2013.


Big Bangin’ w/ Kunal Nayyar & Live Talks!


Wednesday, September 30, 2015 8:00pm (Reception, 6:30-7:30pm)

An Evening with Kunal Nayyar Yes, My Accent Is Real: And Some Other Things I Haven’t Told You

Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre/ New Roads School/ Herb Alpert Educational Village

3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

PURCHASE TICKETS- $20 General Admission seating/ $30 Reserved Section seating /$43 Reserved Section Seating + Nayyar’s book/ $95 Includes pre-event reception, Reserved section seat + Nayyar’s book.

Kunal Nayyar was born in London and raised in New Delhi, India. He first came to the United States in 1999 to pursue a bachelor’s degree in business administration and went on to receive an MFA in acting from Temple University. Playing the character of Raj on The Big Bang Theory, he has been part of the ensemble since the show debuted in 2007. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Neha, who was named Miss India in 2006. Of all the charming misfits on television, there’s no doubt Raj from The Big Bang Theory—the sincere yet incurably geeky Indian-American astrophysicist—ranks among the best of the misfits. He is every bit as loveable as the character he plays on TV. In this revealing collection of irreverent, hilarious, and self-deprecating essays, Kunal Nayyar traces his journey from a little boy in New Delhi who mistakes an awkward first kiss for a sacred commitment, gets nosebleeds chugging Coca-Cola to impress other students, and excels in the sport of badminton, to the confident, successful actor on the set of TV’s most-watched sitcom since Friends.

Going behind the scenes of The Big Bang Theory and into his personal experiences, Kunal introduces readers to the people who helped him grow, such as his James Bond-loving, mustachioed father who taught him the most important lessons in life: Treat a beggar as you would a king. There are two sides to every story. A smile goes a long way. And, when in doubt, use a spreadsheet. Kunal also shares his college years in Portland, where he takes his first sips of alcohol and learns to let loose with his French, 6’8” gentle-giant roommate, works his first-ever job for the university’s housekeeping department cleaning toilets for minimum wage, and begins a series of romantic exploits that go just about as well as they would for Raj. (That is, until he meets and marries a former Miss India in an elaborate seven-day event that we get to experience in a chapter titled “My Big Fat Indian Wedding.”)

Yes, My Accent is Real is a witty and often inspiring collection of underdog tales follows a young man as he traverses two continents in search of a dream, along the way transcending culture and language (and many, many embarrassing incidents) to somehow miraculously land the role of a lifetime.Screen-Shot-2015-07-14-at-10.40.53-PM

Mindy Mindy Mindy! Order a signed copy of “Why Not Me?”


There might not be any tickets left for this Live Talks Los Angeles event, but you can still order a signed copy of “Why Not Me?” from us here at the LARE! We will have them after our Sept. 27th date w/ Mindy & we will get them sent your way. Sorry, no personalizations. If any news about additional tickets becomes available, we will let you know as soon as we do.

Sunday, September 27, 2015 7:00 pm

An Evening with Mindy Kaling discussing her collection of essays Why Not Me

The Alex Theatre- 216 North Brand Boulevard Glendale, CA 91203

Sorry but this event is SOLD OUT

Mindy Kaling is the creator and star of The Mindy Project, and author of the New York Times bestseller, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? She is also known for her work on the NBC sitcom The Office, where she portrayed the character Kelly Kapoor and served as executive producer, writer and director.

Mindy Kaling in the news: — Mindy Kaling Reveals Writing Process For New Book ‘Why Not Me’? (Design & Trend, July 22) — How to Be Unstoppable: Inside the Creative Mind of Mindy Kaling (Ad Week, July 19)

In Why Not Me?,Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it’s falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you’re constantly reminded that no one looks like you. In one of the essays — “How to Look Spectacular: A Starlet’s Confessions” — Kaling gives her tongue-in-cheek secrets for surefire on-camera beauty, (“Your natural hair color may be appropriate for your skin tone, but this isn’t the land of appropriate–this is Hollywood, baby. Out here, a dark-skinned woman’s traditional hair color is honey blonde.”) “Player” tells the story of Kaling being seduced and dumped by a female friend in L.A. (“I had been replaced by a younger model. And now they had matching bangs.”) In “Unlikely Leading Lady,” she muses on America’s fixation with the weight of actresses, (“Most women we see onscreen are either so thin that they’re walking clavicles or so huge that their only scenes involve them breaking furniture.”) And in “Soup Snakes,” Kaling spills some secrets on her relationship with her ex-boyfriend and close friend, B.J. Novak (“I will freely admit: my relationship with B.J. Novak is weird as hell.”) Mindy turns the anxieties, the glamour, and the celebrations of her second coming-of-age into a laugh-out-loud funny collection of essays that anyone who’s ever been at a turning point in their life or career can relate to. And those who’ve never been at a turning point can skip to the parts where she talks about meeting Bradley Cooper. Screen-Shot-2015-07-23-at-2.25.47-PM

It’s CINECON #51!


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THURSDAY, September 3-MONDAY, September 7 2015- It’s CINECON #51 !

It’s Labor Day weekend and that means one thing here in Hollywood, that it is time for CINECON!978-0-7864-9500-9

Just us as we take part in a wonderful weekend w/ authors  at both the Loews Hotel & authors & movies at the Egyptian Theater on Thursday, Friday & Monday .



THURSDAY, Sept. 3rd @ Loews Hotel-1755 North Highland Blvd. 4 pm-6:30 pm

Join us during the registration period w/ authors- Cari Beauchamp , “My First time in Hollywood” /Lou Sabini, “Behind the Scenes of They Were Expendable”/Herbie J. Pilato, “Twitch upon A Star”, “the Essential Elizabeth Montgomery” & “Glamour,Gidgets & the Girl Next Door” as well as Luis Reyes & Ed Rampell w/ “The Hawaii Movie & Television Book”. All will be signing. It will be a great chance to get a great book to keep you company in between movies for the holiday weekend!            HawaiiMovieandTelevisonBook-largesquare


FRIDAY, Sept. 4th, 2:00 pm @ the EGYPTIAN Theater in Hollywood

Cinecon attendees get ready for a screening & discussion of the John Ford/John Wayne classic “They Were Expendable”

as well as books from author Lou Sabini & Herbie J. Pilato. There will also be a discussion w/ members of the Montgomery family discussing Robert Montgomery too!



MONDAY, Sept. 7th-11:00 am @ the EGYPTIAN Theater in Hollywood

John Bengston is back w/ “Silent Echoes/Silent Traces/Silent Visions” & his wonderful presentation on Keaton, Lloyd & Chaplin locations.

Then, join John on a walking tour in Hollywood to see some of the actual spots!














As usual, if you can’t make it, we’ll get a signed copy of any of these books sent your way!

Happy Labor Day everyone! author49_bengston

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