Are you tired yet? We certainly hope not. We are hoping you are just hitting your stride & are ready for another great afternoon of book related fun in between movies here at the TCM Classic Film Festival. We will start the day at the TCL Chinese w/ comedy legend Carl Reiner , but we’ll be back at the Roosevelt for Cari Beauchamp & friends & the fabulous Rita Moreno!
Of course signed copies may be ordered for those of you who cannot make it on this spe
The prolific actor-writer-director Carl Reiner will discuss his career in film and television, and share stories of his work with such comedians as Mel Brooks, Steve Martin and others in this special extended conversation immediately following a screening of his hit comedy Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (1982) and a special tribute video. Event starts at noon and signing is immediately after event at 2:15pm, in the lobby of the theatre.
12:30PM – 1:30PM – MY FIRST TIME IN HOLLYWOOD-the Reading
Legends of the film business—actors, directors, and screenwriters—recount their first trip to Southern California. Hear special guests Laraine Newman and Nancy Olson Livingston give dramatic readings of these humble and humorous first person accounts, culled from award-winning author Cari Beauchamp’s book, My First Time in Hollywood: Stories from the Pioneers, Dreamers and Misfits Who Made the Movies. Special guests also include: Bruce Goldstein, Sue Lloyd and David Ladd.
1:45PM-2:45PM – CARI BEAUCHAMP-the BOOK SIGNING- LOBBY STAGE @ ROOSEVELT HOTEL
Cari Beauchamp Book Signing: My First Time in Hollywood on Lobby Stage in Roosevelt Hotel
3:30PM-5:00PM – RITA MORENO BOOK SIGNING- LOBBY STAGE @ ROOSEVELT HOTEL
Rita Moreno Signs: Rita Moreno: A Memoir
In this New York Times bestselling memoir, Rita Moreno shares her remarkable journey from a young girl with simple beginnings in Puerto Rico to Hollywood legend—and one of the few performers, and the only Hispanic, to win an Oscar, Grammy, Tony and two Emmys.
Making her Broadway debut by age thirteen—and moving on to Hollywood in its Golden Age just a few years later—she worked alongside such stars as Gary Cooper, Yul Brynner, and Ann Miller. When discovered by Louis B. Mayer of MGM, the wizard himself declared: “She looks like a Spanish Elizabeth Taylor.” Cast by Gene Kelly as Zelda Zanders in Singin’ in the Rain and then on to her Oscar-winning performance in West Side Story, she catapulted to fame—yet found herself repeatedly typecast as the “utility ethnic,” a role she found almost impossible to elude.
Infused with Rita Moreno’s quick wit and deep insight, this memoir is the dazzling portrait of a stage and screen star who longed to become who she really is—and triumphed.