TUESDAY, APRIL 9th @ 6:30 pm. @ the EGYPTIAN THEATER-DEBBIE REYNOLDS in person!
Actress, comedienne,singer,dancer, author, legend! It’s the one & only Debbie Reynolds! Few have a resume like the “unsinkable” one herself, and next Tuesday she will join us at the Egyptian Theater for a Q & A that will take place between the films, ‘Singin’ In the Rain” & “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.” Yours truly will be in the lobby beforehand selling copies of, “Unsinkable-A Memoir” signed by the woman herself while supplies last.
In “Unsinkable” , Debbie picks up her story where her last book, “Debbie: My Life” leaves off. Men, money & her memorabilia collection are just some of the tales she’ll tell w/ names like Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner, Clark Gable, Mick Jagger & Gene Kelly thrown in for good measure. Don’t miss our night with the dynamite Debbie Reynolds next Tuesday! I will keep a waiting list if there are any additional books after the evening, so if you are interested, send us a request. I’ll save them in the order they are received and let you know if we can send a signed Debbie your way.
SUNDAY, APRIL 7 th @ 1:30 pm @ the Egyptian Theater!
Hollywood historian Marc Wanamaker has been a part of the Larry Edmunds Bookshop family longer than I have.
He’s the reason I have a screen for presentations. He was our first ever book signing, (with Robert Nudelman),for his book “Early Hollywood”.
When I found out he would be doing a presentation for the monthly joining of the American Cinematheque & Art Deco Society Los Angeles’ presentation of “Chaplin” (1992), I volunteered to bring the books. For decades Marc has collected and archived the history of this city, and in particular, it’s connection to the movie business. Today, he’ll talk about his role in helping the film “Chaplin”, w/ Oscar nominated Robert Downey Jr., maintain period authenticity.
He will also sign any of his backlist titles that I’ll have on hand like, “Early Hollywood”, “Location Filming in Los Angeles” , or “Hollywood 1940-2008″.
Then, enjoy the film, “Chaplin” in celebration, (just a little early of April 16th), of what would be Charlie’s born day.
I’ll be selling books at 1:30 and the show will start at 2 pm at the Egyptian.
We’ll see you there and if you can’t make it, sorry Charlie. Rest assured though, you can mail order any of Marc’s books here all the time at the L.E.B.
See you next Sunday!
THURSDAY,APRIL 4th @ the AERO THEATER in Santa Monica @ 6:30 pm! MAMIE VAN DOREN shakes up the Westside!
For those of you that were coming to our book launch party with Mamie Van Doren last week here in the store, no one was more upset at missing the evening than Ms. Van Doren herself. Luckily for all, there
is another chance to spend some time with the goddess. This time however, we’ll change the location to the AERO THEATER in Santa Monica and throw in a double bill of ”High School Confidential” &
”Untamed Youth”, along with a Q & A between films w/ “the girl who invented rock n’ roll” herself!
She’ll be signing the brand new paperback edition of, “Playing the Field” in the lobby starting at 6:30 pm. She will also sign other memorabilia at an additional price.
What a great night for delinquents, even if you’re no longer a juvenile. The bad kids, the good times & Eddie Cochran on screen as well as the one and only Mamie Van Doren!
See you in Santa Monica unless you’re locked up in reform school. Then, order a signed copy by mail and we’ll get it sent your way.
Thursday,March 28th @ 7:30 pm @ the L.E.B.
You are cordially invited to an evening of sin, scandal, malice & mayhem. Your feet may be here in Hollywood, but your eyes will be transfixed on Beverly Hills. Join us as we welcome BHPD CSI inspector Clark Fogg & investigative reporter Barbara Schroeder as they dig into the files of the Beverly Hills Police Department for , “Beverly Hills Confidential”. They are going to bring us a presentation and enlighten on many interesting and fun facts and friends , from Charlie’s paternity trial & the death of Paul Bern, to Bugsy Siegel, Lupe Velez & the brothers Menendez. Then, they’ll sign their great book, Beverly Hills Confidential-A Century of Stars, Scandals and Murders”, a must have for the lovers of the dark side of the dream.
Joining them will be author Jerry Roberts, who will be signing his book, “the Hollywood Almanac-12 months of Sinister, Salacious and Senseless History”. This little digest has a day by day entry of all kinds of dirty ditties about a who’s who of boulevard baddies and tinseltown troublemakers. It’s the perfect present with a daily dose of facebook facts for film fanatics.
What a night of crime!
We’ll see you next Thursday, March 28th!
If you’re incarcerated for your crimes and can’t make it, you can mail order!
We apologize for the inconvenience, but due to a family emergency, Ms. Van Doren WILL NOT be able to join us tomorrow evening here in the store. If you are ordering a book through the mail, we will still be able to fill your order in the next few days. Stay tuned for a rescheduled date as soon as possible.
Friday, MARCH 15th @ the AERO THEATER in SANTA MONICA!
Hal Needham was a Hollywood legend long before he ever directed a film. In movies like “Little Big Man”, “The Spirit of St. Louis”, the world record boat jump in “Gator”, and 90 other features to television from “Have Gun, Will Travel” on, any method of danger recorded on film has probably been attempted by Hal. He tells the the whole tale in his autobiography, “Stuntman!-My Car-Crashing,Plane-Jumping,Bone-Breaking,Death-Defying Hollywood Life” which he will be signing at the Aero Theater next Friday, March 15th before the bad-ass bandit thwarts Buford T. Justice on the ultimate beer run to bring back the Coors.
Then , enjoy a Q & A with one of last year’s Governors Award Oscar winners as he talks about a life lived in the movies and on the screen,his buddy Burt Reynolds, and the all-star cast of the evening’s second feature, “The Cannonball Run”. Already have Hal’s book? Buy a new signed one, meet the man, and give that old one away. It’s time for you to get, “East Bound & Down” wherever you are , and clear a path to the Aero Theater in Santa Monica next Friday the 15th to see some of ole fashioned whoop-ass cinema and listen to a man that can tell you how it all came to be, Hal Needham!
As always , if you can’t make it, order it! We’ll get it signed and sent your way in a Trans Am.
The Aero Theater is at 1328 Montana Avenue in Santa Monica.
Monday, March 11th @6:30 pm @ the AERO THEATER in Santa Monica
THE SEARCHERS on the big screen, the way a John Ford western should be seen!
The Searchers on the page, Glenn Frankel tells the story of a story that has survived it’s age.
The true story behind the classic Western The Searchers—and the amazing history of that story, as it was transformed into an American myth.
One of the greatest westerns ever, and now the story behind the film and the real story of Cynthia Ann Parker.
We’ll be with author Glenn Frankel as he signs, “The Searchers-The Making of An American Legend” and separates fact from fiction, from film.
Frankel begins in Hollywood, tracing his way back to the roots of the original to uncover how the dominant story departs dramatically from documented history: it is of the inevitable triumph of white civilization, underpinned by anxiety about the sullying of white women by “savages.” What makes John Ford’s film so powerful, and so important, Frankel argues, is that it both upholds that myth and undermines it, baring the ambiguities surrounding race, sexuality, and violence in the settling of the West and the making of America.
Then he returns to Hollywood to tell the story of how Alan LeMay’s novel headed to the desert in the hands of the masterful John Ford to become a cinematic treasure.
Monday the 11th, “that’ll be the day”.
The signing starts in the lobby at 6:30 pm, with the film program at 7:30 pm. Come enjoy the beauty of the Ford/Wayne classic, a film that redefined it’s genre and forever gave us Ethan Edwards and the immortal phrase the a young Texan named Buddy Holly heard, “that’ll be the day”.
See you at the AERO!
The Aero Theater is at 1328 Montana Avenue in Santa Monica.
THURSDAY,FEBRUARY 28th @ the AERO THEATER in Santa Monica-6:30 pm-”Body of War” & author Paula J. Caplan for a veterans fundraiser.
Come and see how you can be involved in helping those who served.
This screening is a fundraiser for the national project outlined in Harvard University author Paula J. Caplan’s book When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home: How All of Us Can Help Veterans. She will be signing copies at 6:30PM in the Aero lobby.Discussion following with author Paula J. Caplan.
The book has won:
–Best psychology book of the year 2011 in the Association of American Publishers’ prestigious PROSE Awards contest
–Independent Publishers’ Silver Medal for psychology/mental health books 2011
–IPPY Groundbreaking Book of the Month Award the month it was published.
BODY OF WAR
2007, The Film Sales Company, 87 min, USA, Dir: Phil Donahue, Ellen Spiro
Listening to the deeply human stories of our veterans, who have confronted life and death in ways that most people never do, is both essential and rewarding. This moving and important documentary, produced by famed talk show host/activist Phil Donahue and filmmaker Ellen Spiro, introduces us to a young Iraq War veteran through his thoughts, passions, and humor, while powerfully presenting the wider political context of the government’s decision to go to war. Named Best Documentary of 2007 by the National Board of Review. With original songs by Eddie Vedder.