Learn the rich story of Hollywood’s “Poverty Row” studios

Film
We always enjoyed hearing from our friends at Larry Edmunds Bookshop.The Lare is hosting a fun book talk next Saturday by two co-authors, friend of arts·meme Marc Wanamaker and historian E.J. Stephens. The duo’s new paperback tome, “Early Poverty Row Studios” is the latest Arcadia Publishing Images of America volume.Writes “Larry Edmunds:” The history of ...

Tracey Davis lovingly honors father, Sammy Davis Jr.

Dance · Music
“It’s been a rough day … a little up and down,” admitted Tracey Davis, her eyes welling slightly with tears as she spoke to a gathered group last night at Larry Edmunds Bookshop about her new book “Sammy Davis, Jr.: A Personal Journey With My Father.” Her high emotion was somewhat atypical for an author ...

Oh yeah, Sammy!

Dance · Music
The great dancer Sammy Davis Jr. … and oh yes, also the superb singer, actor and consummate cool guy … had a daughter! That lucky lady, Tracey Davis, has written a book, “Sammy Davis Jr.– A Personal Journey with My Father.” Swing on by (‘cuz everything about SD, Jr. is swingin’) Larry Edmund’s Bookshop on Hollywood ...

Author Scott Eyman to discuss “John Wayne – The Life and Legend” Apr 14

Film · Language & ideas
Just because TCM Classic Film Festival will be ramping down on Hollywood Boulevard next Monday does not mean that fantastic film events will disappear! Indeed, April 14 offers a stellar and intimate conversation with one of the nation’s leading scholars and writers of Hollywood history, discussing his latest oeuvre, his biography of John Wayne. That ...

Dueling divas on Hollywood Blvd: Divine vs. Shirley Jones

Film
Can’t make it to TCM Fest 2014 opener, screening “Oklahoma”? Got sold out? Then trundle across Hollywood Boulevard to where the real party people will be celebrating the DVD release of “I am Divine,” sub-titled, “The True Story of the Most Beautiful Woman in the World.” Docu concerns the great drag-queen actor, otherwise known as ...

Next week is Barbara Stan-week

Film
Frank Capra called her “the greatest emotional actress the screen has yet known.” She was one of its most natural, timeless, and underrated stars.  Author Victoria Wilson, the author of a massive and much anticipated biography,  “A Life of Barbara Stanwyck – Steel True – 1907-1940,” will appear at three book events in fun locations ...

My dad, Dana Andrews, at the Egyptian Wednesday 1

Film
Looking forward to viewing the early film noir, Laura, directed by Otto Preminger and starrring Gene Tierney, Clifton Webb and Dana Andrews.Hosted by The American Cinematheque, the screening takes place next Wednesday night at the Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. The showcase includes bonus appearances. Introducing the film will be Dana Andrews’ daughter, Susan Andrews.Author ...

“Hollywood Unknowns” stories revealed @ Larry Edmunds

Film · Language & ideas
We received this nice note from our good friends at Larry Edmunds Bookshop: Author Anthony Slide is no stranger to the Larry Edmunds Bookshop. His association goes back much farther than my 22 years, and the number of books this resident film historian for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has written is ...

Jam with Jimi Hendrix on Hollywood Boulevard

Music
From our friends at Larry Edmunds Bookshop on Hollywood Boulevard: Jimi Hendrix would have turned 70 this year. Author/editor Steven Roby who has written “Black Gold-the Lost Archives of Jimi Hendrix”, “Becoming Jimi Hendrix” & the fanzines “Straight Ahead-The International Jimi Hendrix Fanzine” & the family authorized “Experience Hendrix” fanzine now brings us “Hendrix on ...

Sara Karloff, daughter of Frankenstein 25

Film
Boris Karloff’s only daughter doesn’t like frightening movies. “The Wizard of Oz” scared me when I was seven. Now I leave the room during “Murder, She Wrote,” said Sara Karloff, an elegant woman of a certain age, born when her father was 51. The dark-skinned beauty’s coal-black hair sports an amazing white streak, reminiscent of ...