My First Time in Hollywood

Join us for a Book Reading and Signing

with author Cari Beauchamp

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

7:00 - 10:00 pm

My First Time in Hollywood:  Stories From the Pioneers, Dreamers and Misfits Who Made the Movies.

A collection of eye witness accounts from over 40 future greats of the film business telling of their arrival in Southern California.  Actors, directors, set decorators, screenwriters, cinematographers and editors – half of them women – tell of what brought them to Hollywood, how they struggled to find work, their initial impressions and their love for making movies. Drawn from letters, speeches, oral histories, memoirs and autobiographies, each story is unique, but all speak to the universal struggle to discover our place, follow our passions and become members of a community that feed our souls.

“Through the first-person voices of some of the most fascinating, insightful, funny, ego-maniacal, and brilliant people, Cari Beauchamp’s My First Time in Hollywood chronicles the years when Los Angeles became the Hollywood of the world’s imagination and movies our internationally shared mythology. Essential reading for anyone interested in film history.”- John Landis


Reading passages during the evening:

Judy Balaban, laura Bickford, Allison Burnett,

Felicia Farr Lemmon, Nancy Olson Livingston,

Suzanne Lloyd, Holly Palance


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Tuesday, June 9
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EarthWE @ Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Avenue, D5
Santa Monica, CA 90404 US
Tue / Jun

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