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How To Cook Everything Fast w/ Mark Bittman & Live Talks Los Angeles!


I love the food nights! We usually get samples from the book to munch on & this looks like a practical book as well w/ recipes I could actually attempt to make at home without attending culinary school. Looking forward to our Live Talks Los Angeles evening with Mark Bittman!

Can’t make it? Give us a call & we’ll be happy to whip up a copy & get it into your mailbox. A good holiday gift idea too!

Thursday, October 16, 2014 8:00pm (Reception 6:30-7:30pm)

An Evening with Mark Bittman How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food

In conversation with Evan Kleiman, host of Good Food on KCRW

All Saints Church 504 N. Camden Beverly Hills, CA 90210

PURCHASE TICKETS: $20 General Admission/ $30 Reserved Seats/ $50 Includes Bittman’s book + Reserved Seats/$95 includes reserved seating + pre-event reception + Bittman’s book

The reception includes selections chosen from Bittman’s book Mark Bittman is one of America’s best-known and most widely respected food writers. He covers food policy, cooking, and eating as an Opinion columnist for The New York Times and the paper’s Sunday Magazine. He produced “The Minimalist” column for 13 years and has starred in several popular Public Television cooking series. Now a frequent public speaker, he appears regularly on the Today Show and is a guest on a wide range of television and radio shows. Bittman has authored more than a dozen cookbooks, including How to Cook Everything® The Basics, How to Cook Everything®, How to Cook Everything® Vegetarian (all available as apps), Food Matters and The Food Matters Cookbook, and the new VB6™: Eat Vegan Before 6:00.Visit his website.

In How to Cook Everything Fast, Mark Bittman provides a game plan for becoming a better, more intuitive cook while you wake up your weekly meal routine with 2,000 main dishes and accompaniments that are simple to make, globally inspired, and bursting with flavor.

How to Cook Everything Fast is a book of kitchen innovations. Time management— the essential principle of fast cooking— is woven into revolutionary recipes that do the thinking for you. You’ll learn how to take advantage of downtime to prepare vegetables while a soup simmers or toast croutons while whisking a dressing. Just cook as you read—and let the recipes guide you quickly and easily toward a delicious result. Bittman overhauls hundreds of classics through clever (even unorthodox) use of equipment and techniques—encouraging what he calls “naturally fast cooking”—and the results are revelatory. There are standouts like Cheddar Waffles with Bacon Maple Syrup (bold flavors in less time); Charred Brussels Sprout Salad with Walnuts and Gorgonzola (the food processor streamlines chopping); Spaghetti and Drop Meatballs with Tomato Sauce (no rolling or shaping); and Apple Crumble Under the Broiler (almost instant dessert gratification). Throughout, Bittman’s commonsense advice and plentiful variations provide cooks with freedom and flexibility, with tips for squeezing in further shortcuts, streamlined kitchen notes, and illustrations to help you prep faster or cook without a recipe. Evan Kleiman is a culinary multitasker whose work no matter what form it takes (interviewing, teaching, writing, cooking) has food as the focus in a quest to create and reveal connections we make with one another. She is Host of Good Food on the KCRW and kcrw.comScreen-Shot-2014-08-12-at-6.32.44-AM

It’s A Dearly Departed Weekend w/ Beverly Hills Confidential!

















SATURDAY,OCTOBER 11th, 6-10 pm @ Miceli’s in Hollywood-1646 N. Las Palmas Avenue

For over 2 years our friends at Dearly Departed Tours started their tours from Larry Edmunds Bookshop. Scott, Brian & Richard became friends of us here at the LARE . Then, it was time for them to expand & while we were sad to see them go, we were also kinda proud to see their fantastic shiny own headquarters. They deserve it.

This Saturday night, October 11th, we’ll hang out with our friends at our favorite spot just off the Boulevard, Miceli’s, a Hollywood institution almost as old as the L.E.B.

The occasion is the annual Dearly Departed Death Hag weekend & the night will be devoted to crime-time, Beverly Hills Style!

“Beverly Hills Confidential” , a look at the infamous goings on in the city with one of the most famous zip codes in the world.

Appropriately, we’ll gather in the “underground room” of this historic establishment.

Enjoy a presentation by guests of honor Barbara Schroeder and Clark Fogg, authors of “Beverly Hills Confidential”. This unique crime anthology tracks the grand times and grand crimes that span the first 100 years since Beverly Hills grew into the city we know it as today, a glitzy-rich tourist mecca. Co-written by Clark Fogg, the lead CSI investigator for the Beverly Hills Police Department, and Emmy-winning journalist Barbara Schroeder, “Beverly Hills Confidential” documents not only long-forgotten scandals and crimes, like the Greystone Mansion murders, but also contemporary crimes, like the killing of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen.

Copies of “Beverly Hills Confidential” will be available for purchase.

Tickets for Saturday’s event – $75 & ticket information & Death Hag weekend events info at :

Signed copies are also available for order in case you can’t get “underground” with us this weekend. Give us a call!



“A Path Appears” w/ Pulitzer Winner Nicholas Kristof & Live Talks Los Angeles!


Wednesday, October 8, 2014 8:00pm (Reception 6:30-7:30pm)

An Evening with Nicholas Kristof

Pulitzer Prize winning columnist, New York Times

A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity

All Saints Church 504 N. Camden Beverly Hills, CA 90210

PURCHASE TICKETS $20 General Admission/ $30 Reserved Seats /$43 Includes Kristof’s book + Reserved Seats/ $95 includes reserved seating + pre-event reception + Kristof’s book




Nicholas D. Kristof, a columnist for The New York Times since November 2001, is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner who writes op-ed columns that appear twice a week. With his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, he has coauthored three previous books: Half the Sky, Thunder from the East, and China Wakes. They were awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for their coverage of China and the 2009 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. He was previously bureau chief in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo and a correspondent in Los Angeles. He won his second Pulitzer in 2006 for his columns on Darfur. Kristof has lived on four continents, reported on six, and traveled to more than 150 countries, plus all 50 states, every Chinese province and every main Japanese island. Visit his blog at The New York Times. For more on the Half the Sky Movement, visit the site. Equal in urgency and compassion to Half the Sky, the new book from the acclaimed husband-and-wife team is even more ambitious in scale: a deep examination of people who are making the world a better place, and the myriad ways we can support them, whether with a donation of five dollars or five million, an inkling to help or a useful skill to deploy. With scrupulous research and on-the-ground reporting, the authors assay the art and science of giving-determining the current most successful local and global aid initiatives (on issues from education to inner-city violence to disease prevention), evaluating the efficiency and impact of specific approaches and charities, as well as fund-raising. Most compellingly, perhaps, they show us how particular people have made a difference, and offer practical advice on how best each of us can give and what we can personally derive from doing so.Nicholas-Kristof-photo-

Get Googled w/ Eric Schmidt & Jonathan Rosenberg- Live Talks Los Angeles style!














Tuesday, October 7, 2014 8:00pm (Reception 6:30-7:30pm)

How Google Works An Evening with Eric Schmidt Executive Chairman, Google and Jonathan Rosenberg advisor to Larry Page, Google CEO in conversation with Larry Vincent Chief Branding Officer at UTA Brand Studio

Moss Theatre New Roads School

3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

PURCHASE TICKETS -$20 General Admission/ $30 Reserved Seats /$43 Includes the book, How Google Works + Reserved Seats/ $95 includes reserved seating + pre-event reception + book

Tickets  at :


Eric Schmidt served as Google’s CEO from 2001 to 2011. During that time he shepherded the company’s growth from a Silicon Valley start-up to a global technology leader that today has over $55 billion in annual revenues and offices in more than 40 countries. Eric is now Google’s executive chairman. Jonathan Rosenberg joined Google in 2002 and managed the design and development of the company’s consumer, advertiser, and partner products, including Search, Ads, Gmail, Android, Apps, and Chrome. He is currently an advisor to Google CEO Larry Page.

Google Executive Chairman and ex-CEO Eric Schmidt and former SVP of Products Jonathan Rosenberg came to Google over a decade ago as proven technology executives. At the time, the company was already well-known for doing things differently, reflecting the visionary–and frequently contrarian–principles of founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. If Eric and Jonathan were going to succeed, they realized they would have to relearn everything they thought they knew about management and business.Today, Google is a global icon that regularly pushes the boundaries of innovation in a variety of fields. HOW GOOGLE WORKS is an entertaining, page-turning primer containing lessons that Eric and Jonathan learned as they helped build the company. The authors explain how technology has shifted the balance of power from companies to consumers, and that the only way to succeed in this ever-changing landscape is to create superior products and attract a new breed of multifaceted employees whom Eric and Jonathan dub “smart creatives.” Covering topics including corporate culture, strategy, talent, decision-making, communication, innovation, and dealing with disruption, the authors illustrate management maxims (“Consensus requires dissension,” “Exile knaves but fight for divas,” “Think 10X, not 10%”) with numerous insider anecdotes from Google’s history, many of which are shared here for the first time.In an era when everything is speeding up, the best way for businesses to succeed is to attract smart-creative people and give them an environment where they can thrive at scale. HOW GOOGLE WORKS explains how to do just that.

Larry Vincent is Chief Branding Officer at UTA Brand Studio. Over the past two decades, he has developed strategies for some of the world’s most beloved brands, including Coca-Cola, Disney, Four Seasons Hotels, MasterCard, Mattel, Microsoft, the National Football League, Sony Playstation, and The Home Depot. He has led strategy teams at several leading marketing agencies, including Siegel+Gale, Octagon and Cabana Group. His most recent book, Brand Real, was released in March 2012 and was named one of the best business books of 2012 by Strategy + Business Magazine. His first book, Legendary Brands, was released in 2001 and was translated into seven languages.Screen-Shot-2014-09-08-at-8.24.58-AM


JUDY on JUDY-It’s “A Star Is Born” @ the AERO!

FRIDAY,SEPTEMBER 26 @ 6:30 pm- AERO THEATER in Santa Monica- Its “A Star Is Born” w/ author Randy Schmidt & special guest James Duke Mason!

Watch Esther rise. Watch Norman fall. Watch the amazing “A Star Is Born” on the big screen! Get a signed copy of the brand new “Judy Garland On Judy Garland” by author Randy Schmidt & hear the words of James Duke Mason as he talks about his grandfather. A great movie night on the Westside! Next Friday @ the Aero. If you are on a Norman style bender(or live far away) and cannot attend, you can order a copy.

Author Randy Schmidt will sign copies of his new book Judy Garland on Judy Garland: Interviews and Encounters in the lobby at 6:30 PM.

Introduction to the film by James Duke Mason, James Mason’s grandson & Randy Schmidt.

A STAR IS BORN 1954, Warner Bros., 170 min, USA, Dir: George Cukor Alcoholic failing star Norman Maine (James Mason) discovers and marries rising matinee idol songbird Esther Blodgett (Judy Garland) in director George Cukor’s emotionally incandescent remake of William Wellman’s 1937 version. Fueled by Garland’s terrifying vulnerability, Cukor’s flawless direction, a superb script by Moss Hart and production design by Gene Allen (MY FAIR LADY) that brilliantly evokes Hollywood wealth and power, A STAR IS BORN is an amazing synthesis of on-screen drama, music and behind-the-scenes myth.

“It’s going to be one hell of a great—everlastingly great—book with humor, tears, fun, emotion, and love,” Judy Garland said of her plans to tell her life story. But she died at the age of forty-seven before seeing it through. Judy Garland on Judy Garland is the closest we will likely come to experiencing and exploring the legend’s abandoned autobiography. Collecting and presenting the most important Garland interviews and encounters that took place between 1935 and 1969, this work opens with her first radio appearance under contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and concludes with her last known interview, one taped for Radio Denmark just months before her death. What makes this collection unique and distinguishes it from the plethora of Garland biographies is that it places Judy in the role of storyteller. She wrote a number of essays for various publications and sat for countless print, radio, and television interviews. These and the other autobiographical efforts she made are proof that Judy Garland wanted her story told, and wanted it told in her own words. Finally, here it is.


Gail Sheehy gets “DARING” w/ It’s Live Talks Los Angeles!

Daring-My-PassagesWednesday, September 24, 2014 8:00pm (Reception 6:30-7:30pm)

An Evening with Gail Sheehy discussing her memoir Daring: My Passages

Moss Theatre New Roads School- 3131 Olympic Boulevard- Santa Monica, CA 90404

PURCHASE TICKETS : $20 General Admission/ $30 Reserved Seats/ $43 Includes Sheehy’s memoir + Reserved Seats/ $95 includes reserved seating + pre-event reception + Sheehy’s memoir.

Gail Sheehy is the author of sixteen books, including the classic New York Times bestseller Passages, named one of the ten most influential books of our times by the Library of Congress. A multiple award-winning literary journalist, she was one of the original contributors to New York magazine and has been a contributing editor to Vanity Fair since 1984. A popular lecturer, Sheehy was named AARP’s Ambassador of Caregiving in 2009. Daring: My Passages is Gail Sheehy’s inspiring memoir—a chronicle of her trials and triumphs as a groundbreaking “girl” journalist in the 1960s, to iconic guide for women and men seeking to have it all, to one of the premier political profilers of modern times. It is the story of the unconventional life of a writer who dared . . . to walk New York City streets with hookers and pimps to expose violent prostitution; to march with civil rights protesters in Northern Ireland as British paratroopers opened fire; to seek out Egypt’s president Anwar Sadat when he was targeted for death after making peace with Israel. Gail Sheehy reveals the obstacles and opportunities encountered when she dared to blaze a trail in a “man’s world.”

Daring is also a beguiling love story of Sheehy’s tempestuous romance with and eventual happy marriage to Clay Felker, the charismatic creator of New York magazine. Sheehy recounts her audacious pursuit and intimate portraits of many twentieth-century leaders, including Hillary Clinton, Presidents George H. W. and George W. Bush, and the world-altering attraction between Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbachev. Sheehy reflects on desire, ambition, and wanting it all—career, love, children, friends, social significance—and lays bare her major life passages: false starts and surprise successes, the shock of failures and inner crises; betrayal in a first marriage; life as a single mother; flings of an ardent, liberated young woman; her adoption of a second daughter from a refugee camp; marriage to the love of her life and their ensuing years of happiness, even in the shadow of illness. Sheehy speaks from hard-won experience to today’s young women. Her fascinating, no-holds-barred story is a testament to guts, resilience, smarts, and daring, and offers a bold perspective on all of life’s passages.



102Gether! Chuck Jones & friends celebration @ the ALEX!



SUNDAY,SEPTEMBER 21st-3 pm  @ the ALEX THEATER -216 N. Brand Avenue in Glendale-It’s 102Gether!

Some days you go to work & you get to watch cartoons! Not just any cartoons, but Looney Tunes!

I am very excited & proud to be asked to bring books to the Alex Theater this Sunday, September 21st for a once in a blue moon event.

We’ll be bringing one of our faves, “I Say, I Say Son…” the fantastic book by Robert McKimson Jr. about his Dad , Uncle & the behind the scenes cast at Looney Tunes. Robert will be on hand to sign books throughout the day.

We will also have copies of the beautiful, “Stroke of Genius” from the Chuck Jones estate. Then, we will watch cartoons & hear from the families & a couple of participants about the creation & making of viewing that has influenced generations. Here’s a little more about the event below:



Chuck Jones Museum Presents


102Gether is a film festival tribute to the teams that created the Golden Age of Warner Bros. cartoons. For the first time ever, the families of many of the great directors, producers, writers and more of the era will come together, including the families of directors Tex Avery, Robert Clampett, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Robert McKimson, as well as producer Leon Schlesinger, voice artist Mel Blanc, and writer Michael Maltese. Also expected to appear are living members of the Warner Bros. teams, June Foray, Auril Thompson and Martha Sigall. Cartoons from each of these directors will be shown on the big screen.

Master of Ceremonies for the evening: Bugs Bunny at the Symphony creator and conductor, Maestro George Daugherty. Q&A with representatives of each family on stage following the program.

ADA ACCESSIBLE SEATING INFORMATION All seating areas in the Alex Theatre other than the ADA Accessible seating area [Orchestra Row X] require a minimum of 8 stairs to access, and there is no elevator in the Theatre. If you require ADA accessible seating, let the Ticket Agent know at the beginning of the transaction; if purchasing online, select from the ADA Accessible section. All ADA Accessible seating is Reserved Seating with specific Row and Seat Number designations on the tickets.




Seating & Face Value Ticket Prices


Orchestra – $50 / $25 / $15
Terrace – $25 / $15
Balcony – $10

the Genius of Carl Reiner @ the AERO !


DownloadedFileSATURDAY,SEPTEMBER 20, 6:30 pm @ the AERO THEATER in Santa Monica-Carl Reiner in person!

The American Cinematheque has been paying tribute to the legend & comic genius of the fantastic Carl Reiner. Carl’s work in television, audio & film on both sides of the camera are the stuff that generations have laughed about. From early television to the  Dick Van Dyke show, to his works with Steve Martin & beyond, Carl continues to make us laugh and he’ll do it on the page as well!

Join us Saturday night the 20th as we are ever so fortunate to join the legendary Carl Reiner at the Aero Theater as he signs his latest release, ” I Just Remembered” and does a short Q & A BEFORE the double bill of  “Enter Laughing” & “The Comic”.

He once signed a paperback of “The Jerk” for me, an item I will always cherish. He once signed a box of books for me that I left on his porch.

Thank you for everything Carl, we will see you Saturday night to laugh it up at the AERO. If you can’t make it, order a signed copy of “I Just Remembered” from us here at the LARE!

Here’s more about Carl’s latest book, “I Just Remembered” :

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Hollywood Costume: It’s Not About the Clothes w/ Deborah Nadoolman Landis!


Tuesday, September 16 th – 7 -9:30 pm @ The Atelier-Downtown Los AngelesHollywood Costume Book Cover

When our friend Deborah Nadoolman Landis asks if we can bring her wonderful collection of books to showcase & sell for her, the answer is always yes!

Her knowledge of film & of her craft in particular are superlative. She is a wonderful speaker.

The Blues Bothers.

Indiana Jones.

Coming to America & lots more.

Join us downtown on Tuesday to listen & learn about Hollywood Costume with Deborah & Costume Cafe host Colleen Monroe.

We’ll have a few of Deborah’s books on hand & they make excellent gifts too.

Here’s more about Tuesday night.


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09/16/2014 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Atelier @ Maker City

Join us for a lively conversation about the art of costume design with Academy Award® Nominated Costume Designer, Professor and Curator Deborah Nadoolman Landis and Costume Cafe Podcast host, Colleen Monroe. The central role of costume design in cinematic storytelling will be discussed in advance of the groundbreaking V&A exhibition: Hollywood Costume; opening this fall on October 2, 2014 -March 2, 2015 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in Los Angeles. This event is free, but seating is limited. Please RSVP here. More information about the Hollywood Costume exhibition and tickets can be found at This event sponsored by Sync onSet, a mobile and web application that allows the entire costume team to work off of a digital production binder. Visit

Event is free, but you do need a reservation.

Full info & rsvp information at :




Warner Brothers-Hollywood’s Ultimate Backlot w/ Steve Bingen!


THURSDAY,SEPTEMBER 18 @ 7:30 pm @ the LARE! 6644 Hollywood Boulevard

WARNER BROTHERS! The BOOK ! The Slideshow!

When our friend Steve Bingen told me he was working on another book about a backlot, I couldn’t wait to start getting ready for a great night.

Steve was one of the authors of the wonderful, “MGM: Hollywood’s Greatest Backlot” and there is nothing cooler than a book with lots of super cool behind the scenes photos. When Steve enlisted the help of the one & only Bison Archivist extraordinaire & best buddy of the LARE,  Marc Wanamaker , I knew we were in business!

Join us here at the store on Thursday, September 18th for another presentation about classic Hollywood on Hollywood Boulevard. Steve will give a guided tour via a slideshow about the land of the brothers Warner & all the classic movie memories that took place  there. Don’t miss out on this great night. We also hope you’ll pick up a copy of “Warner Brothers-Hollywood’s Ultimate Backlot”.

If you’ve been called to the set & can’t make it, we’ll be happy to get one signed, sealed & delivered to your doorstop.

Here’s a little more information on the book :

Steven Bingen is a historian, screenwriter, and former archivist at Warner Bros. Originally a native of Seattle, Bingen has written and contributed to dozens of books, articles, and documentaries on Hollywood history. He coauthored MGM: Hollywood’s Greatest Backlot, the first significant book ever published about a movie studio lot. He lives in the world’s largest backlot, also known as Los Angeles. Movie studios are the wondrous, almost magical locales where not just films, but legends, are created. Unfortunately, these celebrity playgrounds are, and always have been, largely hidden from public view. Although some movie studios offer tours, few guests from outside the Hollywood community have ever been witness to the artistry, politics, and scandals that routinely go on behind the soundstage walls and away from the carefully orchestrated scenes visible to them from their tram carts.

In this book, studio staff historian and Hollywood insider Steven Bingen throws open Hollywood’s iron gates and takes you inside the greatest and yet most mysterious movie studio of them all: Warner Bros. Long home to the world’s biggest stars and most memorable films and television shows, the Warner Bros. Studio lot functions as a small city and is even more fascinating, glamorous, and outrageous than any of the stars or movies that it has been routinely minting for more than ninety years. Accompanied by stunning behind-the-scenes photos and maps, and including a revealing backstory, this book is your ticket to a previously veiled Hollywood paradise.

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