Celebrating Paul Bartel w/ author Stephen B. Armstrong & friends!

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 15th at 7:30 pm @ Larry Edmunds Bookshop

Next Thursday, we are happy to welcome author Stephen B. Armstrong for an evening celebrating filmmaker Paul Bartel.

Stephen will be signing his new book, “Paul Bartel:The Life and Films”

Credits like, Eating Raoul & Death Race 2000 make Paul a wonderful subject for this new book, and we will not only hear from the author, we’ll be showing some clips & perhaps some special guests may join us and add to the conversation as well. Don’t miss this night of tribute if you are a fan . If you can’t make it, as always, signed copies are available for order!

Director Paul Bartel enjoyed poking holes in the expectations of audiences and critics with amusing films about murder, greed and transgressive sex—among them Death Race 2000 (1975), Eating Raoul (1982) and Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills (1989). He believed that strange stories that aroused laughter had the potential to disorient viewers and challenge their beliefs about American culture and values. This first book-length study of Bartel’s life and work traces his emergence as an independent auteur whose work was praised by Hollywood luminaries like Steven Spielberg, Jim Jarmusch and Brian De Palma. Bartel’s experiences as a gay man are explored. Interviews with people who knew him—including Roger Corman, Joe Dante and John Waters—are provided, along with critical analysis of each film.

About the Author(s) Stephen B. Armstrong is a professor of English at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah. His articles and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, including Film Quarterly, Film Score Monthly, Classic Images and Films of the Golden Age.

 

“Carnival of Souls” w/ actress Candace Hilligoss at the EGYPTIAN!

SUNDAY, JUNE 4th-7:30 pm-Book Signing with film & discussion to follow at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood

Star Candace Hilligoss In Person! We are very happy to welcome Candace Hilligoss for a book signing, a conversation & a screening of the classic, “Carnival of Souls”. This will be a great evening at the Egyptian!

CARNIVAL OF SOULS

Discussion following the film with Candace Hilligoss, moderated by Alan K. Rode.

Join us at 7:30 PM in the lobby, where Ms. Hilligoss will sign her book, The Odyssey and the Idiocy, Marriage to an Actor, a Memoir.

CARNIVAL OF SOULS 1962, 78 min, USA, Dir: Herk Harvey After a devastating car accident that kills her friends, Mary Henry takes a new job in a new town and tries to start over – but a phantom figure follows her until she visits an abandoned carnival and dark secrets come to light. Herk Harvey’s surrealist masterpiece is one of the great classics of the horror genre .

More about the book:

THE ODYSSEY and THE IDIOCY, MARRIAGE to an ACTOR, A MEMOIR

I once was told there are three kinds of men I should never marry. Working actors. Non-working actors. Between jobs actors. That describes my husband to a T. For twenty years, I hung in with this guy. Supported him, massaged his ego, responded to his every whim, cried with him, rejoiced with him, and had his children. And, all the while, gave up my career in theater and film so I could stand by him until at last he knew success. And with his success came adulation, and with adulation, came sexual affairs, and with sexual affairs came divorce. If the marriage was hell, divorce proceedings were Armageddon. He did everything to intimidate me, belittle me and frighten me. Do I regret that I never married the boy back home? Absolutely not. If had stayed in Huron, South Dakota, I would have missed the experiences with: Marilyn Monroe, Mel Brooks, Vivian Blaine, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Daniel Mann, Jacqueline Onassis, Roy Scheider, Kurt Vonnegut and a summer living with Veronica Lake. My odyssey began when I attended the University of Iowa, Iowa City then, a year after graduating from The American Theatre Wing, I danced at NYC’s Copacabana before gangsters and celebrities as one of the “World Famous Copa Girls.” At the same time, I was accepted into Lee Strasberg’s acting classes. It was there I met my charming future husband. How could I ever have guessed that years later, he would file for a divorce during the longest Screen Actors Guild strike in the union’s history. And that is just ACT ONE …

 

No Time Like the Present w/ Jack Kornfield & Live Talks-SOLD OUT!!!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 8pm

Jack Kornfield in conversation with Dan Siegel discussing his upcoming book, No Time Like the Present: Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy Right Where You Are

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

3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

SOLD OUT!!!

Video will posted a week after the event.

Jack Kornfield, PhD, is one of the best known, most respected meditation teachers in the world. A psychologist and founder of two of the largest Buddhist Centers and communities in America, he is one of the key teachers who introduced mindfulness to the West. His books are classics, selling well over a million copies, translated into twenty-one languages. Jack has taught at major universities and medical schools including Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, and Berkeley, teaches weekly classes to 400 at Spirit Rock, and to large crowds nationwide at retreats, conferences, and events. To learn more, please visit his website or the Spirit Rock website.

“One of the great spiritual teachers of our time.” — Alice Walker

“Jack Kornfield is a wonderful storyteller and a great teacher.” — Thich Nhat Hanh, author of Creating Peace

“A consommé of goodness, heart, laughter, tears, and breath, nourishing and delicious. Rich in hope and deep wisdom for these revved up, rattling times.” — Anne Lamott author of Grace (Eventually)

“With its incomparable blend of deep wisdom, evocative stories, and powerful meditations, No Time Like the Present is the fruit of a lifetime of spiritual teaching. Jack Kornfield’s message is we don’t have to wait. Love, peace, freedom… it’s all available right here, in this very heart.” — Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge

Internationally beloved teacher of meditation and mindfulness, Jack Kornfield, reveals that you can be happy now, this minute, with the keys to inner freedom. In his first major book in several years, the inspiring author of the classic A Path with Heart, Kornfield, invites us into a new awareness. Through his signature warmhearted, poignant, often funny stories, with their Aha moments and O. Henry-like outcomes, Jack shows how we get stuck and how we can free ourselves, wherever we are and whatever our circumstances. Renowned for his mindfulness practices and meditations, Jack provides these keys for opening gateways to immediate shifts in perspective and clarity of vision, allowing us to see how to change course, take action, or—when we shouldn’t act—just relax and trust. Each chapter presents a path to a different kind of freedom—freedom from fear, freedom to start over, to love, to be yourself, and to be happy—and guides you into an active process that engages your mind, heart, and spirit, awakens your spirit, and brings real joy, over and over again. Drawing from his own life as a son, brother, father, and partner, and on his forty years of face-to-face teaching of thousands of people across the country, Jack presents a stirring call to be here, in the power of the now, the present, as we work through life’s passages. His keys to life will help us find hope, clarity, relief from past disappointments and guilt, and the courage to go forward.

Dr. Daniel J. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, where he also helped to establish the Mindful Awareness Research Center. He also heads up the Mindsight Institute, an educational center devoted to promoting insight, compassion, and empathy in individuals, families, institutions, and communities. Dr. Siegel’s books include three New York Times bestsellers: Brainstorm, and, with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D, The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline. As a lecturer, he’s spoken before King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, at Google University, and TEDx. He recently appeared at Live Talks Los Angeles for his book, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human. 

Scott Turow returns to Live Talks L.A. w/ “Testimony”

 Monday, June 5, 2017 8pm

An Evening with Scott Turow discussing the writing life and his upcoming novel, Testimony

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

3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

PURCHASE TICKETS: LiveTalksLA.org

Scott Turow is the author of ten bestselling works of fiction, including Identical, Innocent, Presumed Innocent, and The Burden of Proof, and two nonfiction books, including One L, about his experience as a law student. His books have been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, and have been adapted into movies and television projects. He has frequently contributed essays and op-ed pieces to publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic.

“Testimony is Scott Turow’s most ambitious and complex work-which takes us from the gritty familiarity of his beloved Kindle County into a mysterious world of international intrigue. It’s the best kind of thriller, which stimulates the mind as well as thrilling the heart.” ?Jeffrey Toobin, author of American Heiress

“Scott Turow’s new novel is the dedicated fiction-reader’s version of El Dorado: a driving, unputdownable courtroom drama/murder mystery that is also a literary treasure, written in language that sparkles with clarity and resonates with honest character insight. I came away feeling amazed and fulfilled, as we only do when we read novelists at the height of their powers. Put this one on your don’t-miss list.” (Praise for Innocent)?Stephen King

At the age of fifty, former prosecutor Bill ten Boom has walked out on everything he thought was important to him: his law career, his wife, Kindle County, even his country. Still, when he is tapped by the International Criminal Court–an organization charged with prosecuting crimes against humanity–he feels drawn to what will become the most elusive case of his career. Over ten years ago, in the apocalyptic chaos following the Bosnian war, an entire Roma refugee camp vanished. Now for the first time, a witness has stepped forward: Ferko Rincic claims that armed men marched the camp’s Gypsy residents to a cave in the middle of the night–and then with a hand grenade set off an avalanche, burying 400 people alive. Only Ferko survived. Boom’s task is to examine Ferko’s claims and determinine who might have massacred the Roma. His investigation takes him from the International Criminal Court’s base in Holland to the cities and villages of Bosnia and secret meetings in Washington, DC, as Boom sorts through a host of suspects, ranging from Serb paramilitaries, to organized crime gangs, to the US government itself, while also maneuvering among the alliances and treacheries of those connected to the case: Layton Merriwell, a disgraced US major general desperate to salvage his reputation; Sergeant Major Atilla Doby,a vital cog in American military operations near the camp at the time of the Roma’s disappearance; Laza Kajevic, the brutal former leader of the Bosnian Serbs; Esma Czarni, Ferko’s alluring barrister; and of course, Ferko himself, on whose testimony the entire case rests-and who may know more than he’s telling.

 

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Bill Walton talk “Coach Wooden & Me”!

 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 8pm

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in conversation with Bill Walton discussing his upcoming book, Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court

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

3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

SOLD OUT !!!

Video will be posted a week after event

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 50 years of friendship with Coach John Wooden — brought together by the game of basketball — formed one of the most enduring and meaningful relationships in sports history. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer

 

and a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. Since retiring, he has been an actor, a basketball coach, and the author of several New York Times bestsellers. Abdul-Jabbar is also a columnist for Time magazine, writing on a wide range of subjects including race, politics, age, and pop culture, and his essays and columns have also appeared in the Washington Post, in the Los Angeles Times and on Esquire.com, among other publications. In 2012, he was selected as a U.S. Cultural Ambassador and in 2016 Abdul-Jabbar was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award which recognizes exceptional meritorious service.

In 1965, 18-year old Lew Alcindor, who would later change his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, left New York City to play basketball for Coach John Wooden at UCLA. It was the beginning of what was to become a 50-year long relationship that ended with Kareem sitting at his 99-year old coach’s bedside on a June evening in 2010, holding his hand, just before he died. This is the story of their enduring friendship, both on and off the court. On the court, Abdul-Jabbar led UCLA to three national champions, and was named the Outstanding Player in the NCAA for each of those years-a feat that has yet to be matched in college basketball. Wooden coached UCLA for 27 seasons and won more NCAA championships than any other coach in history. Off the court, they transcended their athletic achievements to gain even wider recognition and tremendous national respect. They came together at the height of the civil rights era, and Coach Wooden made sure that every player on his team got the same opportunity and was treated equally. Even when Kareem controversially adopted the Muslim faith, and changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wooden was there to support him. Abdul-Jabbar will intimately reveal the lessons Coach Wooden taught from putting your socks on right, to the philosophies in his famous “Pyramid of Success”, and how they shaped his life, and more generally take you back to the basics of what a coach should be. Part memoir, and part inspirational, Coach Wooden and Me is filled with untold stories about the famous pair; private correspondence; exclusive interviews with other teammates and coaches, friends, and even family, on Coach Wooden’s impact; and much more.

Bill Walton was NCAA player of the year at UCLA from 1972 to 1974, when UCLA set an NCAA record eighty-eight consecutive-game winning streak. A former NBA Champion and MVP, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame and selected as one of the NBA’s Fifty Greatest Players ever. He has also had a successful award-winning broadcasting career with ABC, ESPN, NBC, MSNBC, CBS, Turner, and Fox, among others. He currently resides in his hometown of San Diego with his family. Visit his website.

*Interviewer subject to change in the event of television assignment.

Colm Toibin brings “House of Names” to Live Talks!

Monday, May 22, 2017 8pm

An Evening with Colm Tóibín discussing the writing life and his upcoming novel, House of Names

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

3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

PURCHASE TICKETS: LiveTalksLA.org

Colm Tóibín is the author of seven novels, including The Master, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Brooklyn, winner of the Costa Book Award; The Testament of Mary, and Nora Webster, as well as two story collections. Three times shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Tóibín lives in Dublin and New York. He previously appeared at Live Talks Los Angeles to discuss James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room.

In House of Names, Colm Tóibín brings a modern sensibility and language to an ancient classic, and gives this extraordinary character new life, so that we not only believe Clytemnestra’s thirst for revenge, but applaud it. He brilliantly inhabits the mind of one of Greek myth’s most powerful villains to reveal the love, lust, and pain she feels. Told in fours parts, this is a fiercely dramatic portrait of a murderess, who will herself be murdered by her own son, Orestes. It is Orestes’ story, too: his capture by the forces of his mother’s lover Aegisthus, his escape and his exile. And it is the story of the vengeful Electra, who watches over her mother and Aegisthus with cold anger and slow calculation, until, on the return of her brother, she has the fates of both of them in her hands. “I have been acquainted with the smell of death.” So begins Clytemnestra’s tale of her own life in ancient Mycenae, the legendary Greek city from which her husband King Agamemnon left when he set sail with his army for Troy. Clytemnestra rules Mycenae now, along with her new lover Aegisthus, and together they plot the bloody murder of Agamemnon on the day of his return after nine years at war. Judged, despised, cursed by gods she has long since lost faith in, Clytemnestra reveals the tragic saga that led to these bloody actions: how her husband deceived her eldest daughter Iphigeneia with a promise of marriage to Achilles, only to sacrifice her because that is what he was told would make the winds blow in his favor and take him to Troy; how she seduced and collaborated with the prisoner Aegisthus, who shared her bed in the dark and could kill; how Agamemnon came back with a lover himself; and how Clytemnestra finally achieved her vengeance for his stunning betrayal—his quest for victory, greater than his love for his child.

Get Experienced w/ “The Oliver Stone Experience” at the AERO!

Thursday, May 18, 2017 • 6:30 pm book signing/ 7:30 pm introduction & film – Oliver Stone In Person!

AERO THEATRE-1328 Montana Avenue in Santa Monica

UNCONVENTIONAL NARRATIVE: FILMS OF OLIVER STONE

In 2012, it was a thrill to host Oliver Stone at the AERO for the release of the book & the series, “The Untold History of the United States”. Now, I am thrilled to announce his return to the AERO for 3 great nights of his films, introduced by the man himself  & one night where he will graciously join me to sign, “The Oliver Stone Experience”.

Join us at 6:30 pm, Thursday , May 18th to get a signed copy of this wonderful retrospective on the life & career of one of our most dynamic & interesting directors. Then, he will introduce the film, “Nixon”.

NIXON 1995, Buena Vista Pictures, 192 min, USA, Dir: Oliver Stone This ambitious biopic of our 37th president earned four Oscar nominations, including nods for Anthony Hopkins’ performance in the title role and Joan Allen’s supporting work as wife Pat Nixon. A nuanced portrait of Richard Nixon from his days as a young boy to his downfall in the aftermath of the Watergate break-in, the film underlines how lonely and treacherous the halls of power can become. With James Woods, Ed Harris and Paul Sorvino.

More about the book :

Stone himself serves as guide to this no-holds-barred retrospective—an extremely candid and comprehensive monograph of the renowned and controversial writer, director, and cinematic historian in interview form. Over the course of five years, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone (Midnight Express, Scarface, Platoon, JFK, Natural Born Killers, Snowden) and New York Times bestselling author Matt Zoller Seitz (The Wes Anderson Collection) discussed, debated, and deconstructed the arc of Stone’s outspoken, controversial life and career with extraordinary candor. This book collects those conversations for the first time, including anecdotes about Stone’s childhood, Vietnam, his struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder, and his continual struggle to reinvent himself as an artist. Their dialogue is illustrated by hundreds of never-before-seen photographs and documents from Stone’s personal archive, dating back to Stone’s birth: personal snapshots, private correspondence, annotated script pages and storyboards, behind-the-scenes photography, and production files from all of his films to date—through 2016’s Snowden, and including Stone’s epic Showtime mini-series Untold HIstory of the United States. Critical commentary from Seitz on each of Stone’s films is joined by original essays from filmmaker Ramin Bahrani; writer, editor, and educator Kiese Laymon; writer and actor Jim Beaver; and film critics Walter Chaw, Michael Guarnieri, Kim Morgan, and Alissa Wilkinson. At once a complex analysis of a master director’s vision and a painfully honest critical biography in widescreen technicolor, The Oliver Stone Experience is as daring, intense, and provocative as Stone’s films—it’s an Oliver Stone movie about Oliver Stone, in the form of a book. Both this book and Stone’s highly anticipated film, Snowden, will be released in September 2016 to coincide with Stone’s seventieth birthday (September 15, 1946).

PRAISE “…it’s the must-have movie book of the fall…It’s a film school in book form – enlightening, entertaining, and essential.” — Flavorwire

“. . . a lavish coffee-table book full of images and introspection. . .” — Parade online

“…definitive…everything you could possibly want to know about the filmmaker.” — AM New York

“. . . this lavish, beautiful book is as much a piece of serious criticism as it is an expression of pure movie love.” — The Miami Herald

“Jammed with lengthy Q&As with two-time Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, as well as news clippings, scripts, rare photos, and memos, Matt Zoller Seitz’s 480-page book is, like the filmmaker and his movies, obsessive and captivating.” — Variety online

“Seitz’s auteurist biography is kaleidoscopic in its dispensing of intimate photographs, archival images and pop culture iconography. Just as Stone’s own kinetic editing explodes in his films, so does the book conflate dynamic interviews and critical analyses with taut narrative urgency.” — MovieMaker

ABOUT THE AUTHOR- Matt Zoller Seitz is the television critic for New York magazine and the editor in chief of RogerEbert.com. He is the author of The Wes Anderson Collection and The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel. He lives in Brooklyn. 

Being A Dad Is Weird w/ Ben Falcone & Melissa McCarthy!

Sunday, May 21, 2017- 7:30 pm

Ben Falcone in conversation with Melissa McCarthy discussing his essay collection, Being a Dad Is Weird: Lessons in Fatherhood from My Family to Yours

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

3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

PURCHASE TICKETS :LiveTalksLA.org

A book signing follows the event.

Ben Falcone is a film director, writer, and comedic actor. He made his directorial debut in 2014 with Warner Bros.’ feature film Tammy, which he also wrote and starred in alongside real-life wife Melissa McCarthy. Falcone’s upcoming projects include the feature film Life of the Party (New Line) which he co-wrote with McCarthy and will direct. The Boss is Falcone’s recently released directorial effort which he also wrote and produced with McCarthy, who starred in the film. Falcone was last seen in Fox Searchlight Pictures’ feature film Enough Said alongside James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Director Nicole Holofcener, and in Jason Bateman’s directorial debut Bad Words. Falcone also recently guest starred on FOX’s comedy hit New Girl and in NBC’s A to Z. Currently, he can be seen as a regular on the television series Nobodies(TV Land) which he executive produces. Falcone’s additional feature film credits include The Heat, Identity Thief, Spy, What to Expect When You’re Expecting and Bridesmaids.

Melissa McCarthy received an Academy Award nomination for her role as Megan in the hit comedy Bridesmaids, directed by Paul Feig and produced by Judd Apatow. She also received BAFTA, Critics’ Choice, and SAG Award nominations for this role and won the MTV Movie Award for Comedic Performance of the Year. McCarthy recently starred in The Boss which she co-wrote. In 2015 McCarthy starred in the hit film Spy for which she received a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Comedic Movie Actress, as well as a Golden Globe Award nomination, and Critics’ Choice Award nomination. In 2014 McCarthy starred in St. Vincent opposite Bill Murray and in Tammy which she co-wrote with her actor/writer husband Ben Falcone. McCarthy’s previous film credits include The Heat, Identity Thief, This is 40, The Hangover Part III and Ghostbusters. She will next star in Life of the Party which she co-wrote with Ben Falcone and wrapped production on the Fox Searchlight film Can You Ever Forgive Me? McCarthy’s additional feature film work includes The Back-Up Plan, Life As We Know It, Pretty Ugly People, Just Add Water, The Nines, White Oleander, Pumpkin, and Go.Additionally, she starred in John August’s short film God, as a young woman having a gossipy phone conversation and short-lived spat with the Almighty, and also appeared in The Life of David Gale, starring Kevin Spacey. On television, McCarthy starred as the clumsy culinary genius Sookie St. James in Gilmore Girls and Dena in the series Samantha Who? McCarthy won an Emmy Award and People’s Choice Award for starring as Molly on the hit CBS comedy Mike & Molly and has directed several episodes. She has also received Emmy nominations for guest hosting Saturday Night Live, which she has hosted multiple times. McCarthy recently returned to Stars Hollow for the Netflix reintroduction of Gilmore Girls. Currently, she can be seen making guest appearances on the television series Nobodies (TV Land) which she executive produces along with husband Ben Falcone.

Being a Dad Is Weird: Lessons in Fatherhood from My Family to Yours is a funny and intimate look at fatherhood that combines stories about his own larger-than-life dad and how his experiences raising two daughters with his wife, Melissa McCarthy, are shaped by his own childhood. Ben Falcone isn’t a big shot movie star director at home. There, he’s just dad. In this collection of stories, Ben shares his funny and poignant adventures as the husband of Melissa McCarthy, and the father of their two young daughters. He also shares tales from his own childhood in Southern Illinois, and life with his father—an outspoken, brilliant, but unconventional man with a big heart and a somewhat casual approach to employment. Ben is just an ordinary dad who has his share of fights with other parents blocking his view with their expensive electronic devices at school performances. Navigating the complicated role of being the only male in a house full of women, he finds himself growing more and more concerned as he sounds more and more like his dad. While Steve Falcone may not have been the briefcase and gray flannel suit type, he taught Ben priceless lessons about what matters most in life. A supportive, creative, and downright funny dad, Steve made sure his sons’ lives were never dull—a sense of adventure that carries through this warm, sometimes hilarious, and poignant memoir. 

Hal David-His Magic Moments-An Afternoon w/ Eunice David!

Saturday, May 20th at 3 pm- Always Something There to Remind Me: Eunice David Remembers Hal David

Santa Monica Public Library – 621 Santa Monica Blvd. / Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium

For directions or additional information : smpl.org

Generations have grown up loving the music of Hal David, most often in collaboration with his writing partner Burt Bacharach. Join us as Hal’s widow, Eunice David, shares stories about her husband’s life and songs in this music-filled program which will be followed by a signing of her new book, “Hal David-His Magic Moments, There’s Always Something There to Remind Me”

Hal David: His Magic Moments by Eunice David

Eunice and Hal David’s love for each other was legendary. For the first time, Eunice recounts her exciting life as the wife of one of the world’s most renowned lyricists. Memorable anecdotes include how Hal came to write some of his most iconic songs, such as the Academy Award-winning “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head,” “What the World Needs Now is Love,” “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before,” and “The Four Winds and the Seven Seas.” All set within the span of their world-wide travels and historic events, this novel covers their magical twenty-five years of marriage, which all began with a simple game of tennis.

Eunice David devotes her time to philanthropic work in her community and also serves on numerous Boards, including the Board of Governors of Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. Both she and her late husband, Hal David, produced five extremely successful shows, the proceeds of which benefitted the Los Angeles Music Center. The two were happily married for twenty-five years. Eunice David has also written numerous travel journals and another novel entitled High Rise, Low Down.

RETROFORMAT-Alice Howell & early silent comediannes!

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