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True Crime & Chandler time @ Musso & Franks! Another LAVA Salon!

MONDAY, APRIL 30th @ 6 p.m.

Corrupt Los Angeles of the 1940′s  is the background  for this literary salon taking place at the legendary Musso & Franks with author John Buntin . How this influences and sets the stage for the work of Raymond Chandler will be up for discussion. John will also sign his book, “L.A. Noir-the Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City”. The first literary salon was a blast, and quite tasty too. L.A. lit historian Howard Prouty will also be on hand to talk about important book seller Jake Zeitlin.

Los Angeles has such a rich literary history, frequently crossing paths or overshadowed by the film business. The LAVA Salons are a wonderful night out  in appreciation of our own particular style. and few places have more style than Mussos.

Contact or , or call 213) 373-1947  to the this unique night out.


Next SATURDAY, JUNE 11th will be a great night at the Egyptian Theater for fans of director Raoul Walsh. We’ll start at 6:30 pm in the lobby with author Marilyn Ann Moss signing her new book ,Raoul Walsh-the True Adventures of Hollywood’s Legendary Director.” Then enjoy two Walsh classics, Cagney in “White Heat” & “the Strawberry Blonde” along with special guests, RICHARD ERDMAN,JACK LARSON,L.Q. JONES and more in discussion with Marilyn Ann Moss about working with Mr. Walsh.
Artwork displayed courtesy of the Walsh family. All next Saturday night!
Also, you can enjoy 2 awesome Walsh movies Friday, in “High Sierra” & “the Roaring Twenties” or “Thief of Bagdad” on Sunday afternoon.
See you at the movies!

HARLOW hardback hits Hollywood Blvd. again!

Love “Harlow in Hollywood” by authors Darrell Rooney & Mark A. Vieira. So much so, that 1 event for this book wasn’t enough ! If you missed the “Bombshell” event @ the Egyptian Theater in March, join us on TUESDAY, APRIL 26th @ 7p.m. for “Harlow in Hollywood” book signing & slide presentation by the authors. The life of Jean, photos from the book and the stories behind them. The Harlow centennial deserved a volume such as this and if you don’t have it, this is the perfect chance to pick it up. It would also make a fantastic gift for someone! The platinum blonde gets another night to strut her stuff. See you where? @ the LARE!


Glenn Ford was a major star in Hollywood for decades, yet not until now has there been a book about the man on screen and off.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16th join Larry Edmunds Bookshop in welcoming Mr. Peter Ford signing his book, “Glenn Ford-A Life” prior to a double feature of “FRAMED ” (1947) & “MR. SOFT TOUCH” (1949). Neither film is available on dvd.

Book signing @ 6:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Egyptian Theater. Films start at 7:30 p.m.
Thank you to the Film Noir Foundation & thanks as always to our friends @ the American Cinematheque!
We hope you can join us for this great evening .

Weird Hollwood X-mas Party & Book signing!

Christmas in Hollywood !

Join us to “ce-LA-brate” the season, and pick up a great gift idea as well. Performance by Count Smokula! Slide show! Fun fun fun!

Thursday, Novmber 11th, get BEAUTIFUL.

Author Stephen Michael Shearer joins us @ 7:00 p.m. for a look at the life of Hedy Lamarr and signs his new book,”BEAUTIFUL- the life & times of Hedy Lamarr”.
A short film clip will be shown and author discussion too. See you here.


Join us on SATURDAY, AUGUST 21st @ 7:00 p.m. as we welcome author Donna Hill and her book, “Rudolph Valentino-the Silent Idol” for a booksigning. Also, join in on a screening of “RUDY RARITIES” that will be part of a night that looks at the wonderful career of a man who is still one of the biggest stars of all time.


Join us WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30th @ 7:00 p.m. to meet Alison (Nellie Oleson) Arngrim as she tells tales of the prairie and signs her new book,” Confessions of A Prairie Bitch.” Alison will also have a “Nasty Nellie” tour available that afternoon prior to the signing. Find out more on that @ We hope to see you for “Little House @ the Larry”.

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