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“Charles McGraw” booksigning at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Apr 6th, 2011
2011
Apr 6

BOOK SIGNINGS

 “Charles McGraw: Biography of a Film Noir Tough Guy” booksigning and double-feature at the Egyptian Theater

 

 

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Egyptian Theatre

at the

American Cinematheque

6712 Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood, California

 

http://www.americancinematheque.com/

 

Celebrate 2 films not on dvd and noir heavy Charles McGraw on Saturday, April 9 @ the Egyptian Theater. Noir City programmer Alan K. Rode will sign his book, “Charles McGraw-Biography of A Film Noir Tough Guy” preceding a double bill of a new 35mm print of, Loophole and Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye with James Cagney, Gloria Grahame and Charles McGraw. Neither film is available on DVD.

 

Larry Edmunds Bookshop is proud to be associated with the Film Noir Foundation, and we encourage everyone to investigate this worthy cause. Find out more at www.filmnoirfoundation.org.

 

Signing in the lobby @ 6:30, films start at 7:30.

 

Synopsis

The iconic actor Charles McGraw appeared in over 140 roles on films and television, including the classic films noir, The Killers (1946) and The Narrow Margin (1952). Whether portraying tough cops or sadistic killers, McGraw brought a unique authenticity to the screen while either top-billed or cast as a supporting player. Emphasizing his memorable impact on the film noir style, this comprehensive biography examines McGraw’s lengthy career against the backdrop of a changing Hollywood. Through numerous personal interviews with his surviving intimates, close acquaintances and co-workers, his tumultuous personal life is detailed from his earliest days to his bizarre, accidental death. Also included is an extensive critical filmography of McGraw’s feature film career, a complete list of television appearances and previously unpublished film stills and personal photos.

  

Biography

Film historian and journalist Alan K. Rode is a director of the Film Noir Foundation. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

 

Larry Edmunds Bookshop

323-463-3273

www.larryedmunds.com

info@larryedmunds.com

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“MGM: Hollywood’s Greatest Backlot” booksigning

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Mar 12th, 2011
2011
Mar 12

BOOK SIGNING

“MGM: Hollywood’s Greatest Backlot” booksigning and screening at the Egyptian

 

 

 

 

A book signing with authors Steven Bingen, Stephen X. Sylvester & Michael Troyan

 

Sunday, March 13, 2011

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

Go behind the curtain and see the magic factory at work. Then, see the magic with the double bill, 1953’s The Band Wagon (Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse) & That’s Entertainment @ 5:00 p.m.

 

The Egyptian Theatre

at the

American Cinematheque

6712 Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood, California

 

http://www.americancinematheque.com/

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Going behind the scenes at one of Hollywood’s greatest movie studios, this extraordinary history reveals the untold story of the soundstages and outdoor sets where many of the world’s greatest films were produced. Featuring candid, previously unpublished photographs from the studio’s archives and exclusive interviews with actors and staff, this detailed exploration of MGM’s backlot—the setting for more than a fifth of the films produced prior to 1980—takes film buffs back to Hollywood’s golden age, offering an insider’s look at the movie business and celebrating many of its best films and the leading actors of the studio system. Today, when a film set can be anywhere at anytime, this treasure trove of information reveals the creativity and ingenuity of a bygone era when the studio system, coping with the limitations of space and technology, produced screen gems such as The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, and the Our Gang shorts.

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The Life of Forry booksigning at Hollywood Heritage

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Feb 18th, 2011
2011
Feb 18

BOOK SIGNING

  

The Hollywood Heritage Museum presents a book-signing with Deborah Painter, signing her new book

 

 

The Life of Forry

Forrest J Ackerman

By

Deborah Painter

 

Sunday February 20th, 2011,

from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

 

Forrest J Ackerman (1916-2008) was an author, archivist, agent, actor, promoter, and editor of the iconic fan magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland; a founder of science fiction fandom; and one of the world’s foremost collectors of sci-fi, horror and fantasy films, literature, and memorabilia.

 

This biography begins with a foreword by Joe Moe, Ackerman’s caregiver and close friend since 1983. It documents Ackerman’s lifelong dedication to his work in both literature and film; his interests, travels, relationships and associations with famous personalities; and his lasting impact on popular culture. Primary research material includes letters given by Ackerman to the author during their long friendship, and reminiscences from Ackerman’s friends, fans and colleagues.

 

 
Deborah Painter has also written articles for Filmfax and Horse and Horseman. When not writing on film topics, she is an environmental services director for REMSA Incorporated.     

 

The Hollywood Heritage Museum

2100 North Highland Avenue (across from the Hollywood Bowl)

www.hollywoodheritage.org

 Free parking 

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“The Life of Forry” book signing at Larry Edmunds

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Feb 18th, 2011
2011
Feb 18

BOOK SIGNINGS

“The Life of Forry” book signing at Larry Edmunds

 

 

by Deborah Painter 

Saturday, February 19 @ 5:00 p.m.

Larry Edmunds Bookshop

6644 Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood, 90028

323-463-3273

www.larryedmunds.com

info@larryedmunds.com

 

Also, we welcome special guest Joe Moe with items of Forry-bilia on display! Join us for a salute to the “famous” one , and then enjoy a monster double bill featuring Mothra & friends that night at the Egyptian Theater too. Make it a “horror-ible” night!

 

Forrest J Ackerman (1916-2008) was an author, archivist, agent, actor, promoter, and editor of the iconic fan magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland; a founder of science fiction fandom; and one of the world’s foremost collectors of science horror and fantasy films, literature, and memorabilia. This biography begins with a foreword by Joe Moe, Ackerman’s caregiver and close friend since 1982. It documents Ackerman’s lifelong dedication to his work in both literature and films, his interests, travels, relationships and associations with famous personalities; and his lasting impact on popular culture. Primary research material includes letters given by Ackerman to the author during their long friendship, and numerous reminiscences from Ackerman’s friends, fans and colleagues.

About the Author

Deborah Painter has written articles for such magazines as Filmfax and Horse and Horseman. She is an environmental services director for REMSA Incorporated and lives in Norfolk, Virginia.

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Nellie, Mary Ann and Cissy at Larry Edmunds

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Oct 5th, 2010
2010
Oct 5

BOOK SIGNINGS

Alison Arngrim, Dawn Wells and Kathy Garver to appear at Larry Edmunds Bookshop

 

 

  

by authors Alison Arngrim and Kathy Garver

 

Thursday, October 7, 2010 @ 7:00 p.m.

Larry Edmunds Bookshop

6644 Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood, 90028

323-463-3273

www.larryedmunds.com

info@larryedmunds.com

 

Larry Edmunds Bookshop invites you Thursday, October 7th @ 7:00 p.m. for an opportunity to spend an evening with Kathy “Cissy” Garver signing “The Family Affair Cookbook”, Dawn ” Maryanne” Wells signing photos & Alison Arngrim signing, “Confessions of A Prairie Bitch.” We’ll hopefully have a Q & A and some fun with these lovely ladies we loved on television. If you can’t make it, you can mail order your signed copies.

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Author Donna Hill at Larry Edmunds Bookshop

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Aug 20th, 2010
2010
Aug 20

BOOK SIGNING

Tonight Donna Hill appeared at Larry Edmunds Bookshop to a SRO crowd to sign her book, “Rudolph Valentino: The Silent Idol”

 

 

 

by author Donna L. Hill

 

Tonight at Larry Edmunds Bookshop, author Donna L. Hill signed copies of her book and narrated a Valentino presentation to a standing-room-only crowd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Larry Edmunds Bookshop

323-463-3273

www.larryedmunds.com

info@larryedmunds.com

 

One of the most alluring, enigmatic, and simply irresistible movie icons of all time, Rudolph Valentino continues to inspire generation after generation of moviegoers. In Rudolph Valentino, The Silent Idol: His Life in Photographs, author Donna Hill retells the story of Valentino’s life using a treasure trove of rare photographs. Drawn from the author’s extensive collection and those of generous fellow collectors and archives, most of the images in this volume have not been seen since the 1920′s; many have never been released publicly until now.

 

Rudolph Valentino was more than the “sheik” of one of his most famous films. He was more than the legendary star who died at a tragically young age. For long-time fans as well as curious newcomers, these remarkable images — candid snapshots at home, traveling, on film sets — reveal the glamour and charm of the man who continues to beguile and inspire movie lovers to this day.

 

Click here for more information and how to purchase Rudolph Valentino The Silent Idol

 

And check here for more information on Donna’s website 

 

About the Author:

A lifelong film afficionado with a particular affection for films of the silent era, Donna Hill has collected memoriabilia with regard to Rudolph Valentino for over thirty years. The collection of rare photos is shared by the author’s blurb book, Rudolph Valentino The Silent Idol, his Life in Photographs. The author lives in San Francisco.

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Early Warner Bros. Studios at Larry Edmunds

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Aug 11th, 2010
2010
Aug 11

BOOK SIGNINGS

Early Warner Bros. Studios book signing & slide presentation at Larry Edmunds Bookshop

 

 

  

by authors E. J. Stephens and Marc Wanamaker

 

Thursday, August 12 @ 7:00 p.m.

Larry Edmunds Bookshop

6644 Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood, 90028

323-463-3273

www.larryedmunds.com

info@larryedmunds.com

 

Since 1928, Warner Bros. has produced thousands of beloved films and television shows at the studio’s magical 110-acre film factory in Burbank. This collection of evocative images concentrates on the Warner Bros. legacy from the 1920s to the 1950s, when timeless classics such as Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, and East of Eden came to life. It also looks at WB’s earlier homes along Hollywood’s “Poverty Row,” the birthplace of Looney Tunes, and the site of WB’s pioneering marriage between film and sound in the 1920s. Early Warner Bros. Studios also tells the tale of four brothers–Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack Warner–scions of a Polish Jewish immigrant family who rose from the humblest of origins to become Hollywood moguls of enormous and lasting influence.

About the Authors

E.J. Stephens, a former WB Studios worker as well as newspaper columnist and film-series host, volunteers with his wife, Kim, a 22-year WB employee, as a docent for the Warner Bros. Museum. Film historian and consultant Marc Wanamaker, a founder of the Hollywood Heritage Museum, established Bison Archives in 1973, which is one of Southern California’s most notable repositories of entertainment heritage.
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Alison Arngrim at Larry Edmunds

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Jun 28th, 2010
2010
Jun 28

BOOK SIGNINGS

Alison Arngrim Confesses! at Larry Edmunds Bookshop

 

 

Alison Arngrim signs her book

Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated

 

Wednesday, June 30 @ 7:00 p.m.

Larry Edmunds Bookshop

6644 Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood, 90028

323-463-3273

www.larryedmunds.com

info@larryedmunds.com

 

Meet Alison (Nellie Oleson) Arngrim as she tells tales of the prairie and signs her new book,” Confessions of A Prairie Bitch.” For seven years, Alison Arngrim played a wretched , scheming, selfish, lying, manipulative brat on one of TV history’s most beloved series. Though millions of Little House on the Prairie veiwers hated Nellie Oleson and her eveil antics, Arngirm grew to lover her character —and the freedom and confindence Nellie inspired in her

 

Alison will also have a “Nasty Nellie” tour available that afternoon prior to the signing. Find out more on that @ www.dearlydepartedtours.com. We hope to see you for “Little House @ the Larry”.

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Anthony Slide at Larry Edmunds Bookshop

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on May 14th, 2010
2010
May 14

BOOK SIGNINGS

Author Anthony Slide at Larry Edmunds Bookshop

 

 

 

Author Anthony Slide signs his latest book:

Inside the Hollywood Fan Magazine

 

Sunday, May 16th @ 1:00 p.m.

Larry Edmunds Bookshop

6644 Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood, 90028

323-463-3273

www.larryedmunds.com

info@larryedmunds.com

 

Anthony Slide’s Inside the Hollywood Fan Magazine: A History of Star Makers, Fabricators, and Gossip Mongers provides the definitive history of a little known artifact. The book charts the development of the fan magazine from the golden years when Motion Picture Story Magazine and Photoplay first appeared in 1911 to its decline into provocative headlines and titillation in the 1960s and afterward.

  

Today, fan magazines such as People and US Weekly are quickly dismissed as publicity tools or fluff journalism. But, the American fan magazine represents a fascinating and indispensable chapter in journalism and popular culture.

 

Slide discusses how the fan magazines dealt with gossip and innuendo, and how they handled nationwide issues such as Hollywood scandals of the 1920s, World War II, the blacklist, and the death of President Kennedy. Fan magazines thrived in the twentieth century, and they presented the history of an industry in a unique, sometimes accurate, and always entertaining style.

  

This major cultural history includes a new interview with 1970s media personality Rona Barrett, as well as original commentary from a dozen editors and writers. Also included is a chapter on contributions to the fan magazines from well-known writers such as Theodore Dreiser and e. e. cummings. The book is enhanced by an appendix documenting some 268 American fan magazines and includes detailed publication histories.

 

Slide lives in Studio City, California, and is an independent scholar who has published more than seventy-two books on popular entertainment. He has been a specialist appraiser of entertainment memorabilia for more than thirty years, an associate archivist for the American Film Institute, and the resident film historian of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Get Mondo at Larry Edmunds

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Mar 25th, 2010
2010
Mar 25

BOOK SIGNINGS

Get Mondo @ Larry Edmunds Bookshop in Hollywood!

 

 

Join us on FRIDAY,MARCH 26th @ 7:30 p.m. for a trip to the Sunset Strip in the 1960’s. Author Domenic Priore will bring a  1960’s Hollywood slideshow and sign his book “RIOT on the SUNSET STRIP”. We’ll show clips from  the film”MONDO MOD” featuring our evening’s special guest Charles Lange, of the Belinda Boutique, who appears in the film ! This scene will swing for sure !

SEE YOU THERE !

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