Talks

Bruckman Rare Book Friends Talk: Kim Cooper and Richard Schave on "The Kept Girl"

Bruckman Rare Book Friends present Kim Cooper discussing and signing copies of her latest book, The Kept Girl, a 1920s mystery starring the young Raymond Chandler, his devoted secretary and the real-life Philip Marlowe all on the trail of a murderous cult of angel worshippers.

Lecture: Bones, death, and other fun stuff with Paul Koudounaris at the Brand Library

For the past decade, Dr. Paul Koudounaris has been documenting famous macabre sites and researching our cultural relationship with death, producing two books, Empire of Death and Heavenly Bodies, which have found great acclaim and a cult following. Those books were mostly confined to Europe, however.

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Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

(Postponed) LAVA's 41st Sunday Salon

An important message from LAVA - September 9, 2014

Dear friends,

It is with no small amount of regret that we are putting the monthly LAVA Sunday Salon and Broadway on My Mind walking tour series on hiatus, effective immediately. Both events take place at Les Noces du Figaro restaurant, which is closing down for several months of renovations.

start time: 
Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Femme Fatales, Hardboiled Dames and Dragon Tattoos: Examining and Expanding the Female Archetype in Noir panel

WeHo Reads' A Day of Noir celebrates National Literacy Month with a panel "Femme Fatales, Hardboiled Dames and Dragon Tattoos: Examining and Expanding the Female Archetype in Noir" moderated by Paula Woods ("Strange Bedfellows") and featuring authors Steph Cha (“Beware Beware”), Kim Cooper (“The Kept Girl”), Christa Faust (

start time: 
Sat, 09/27/2014 - 5:30pm to 6:15pm
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Ernest Batchelder & The Roebling Building

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start time: 
Sun, 09/14/2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Lowriting: the Photography of Arturo Meza

Art Meza was born and raised in Los Angeles. His photography infuses elements of his daily surroundings—his love for classic car and Lowrider culture, and pride of his Chicano upbringing—to produce images with “Chicano Soul.” Art will share images from his book, Lowriting: Shots, Rides and Stories from the Chicano Soul. The book also includes essays and poetry by contributors including Luis J. Rodriguez, Luis Alberto Urrea, Lalo Alcaraz, Gustavo Arellano, and Alvaro Rodriguez.

start time: 
Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Turn Up the Radio! Rock, Pop, and Roll in Los Angeles 1956-1972

Turn Up the Radio! digs deep to uncover the studio musicians, background vocalists, songwriters, producers, and engineers who helped propel the Los Angeles rock and pop music scene to such a legendary status. Bones Howe, Barney Kessel, Hal Blaine, B. J.

start time: 
Sun, 09/14/2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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(Postponed) LAVA's 40th Sunday Salon - LAVA Visionary of the Year Lecture

An important message from LAVA - September 9, 2014

Dear friends,

It is with no small amount of regret that we are putting the monthly LAVA Sunday Salon and Broadway on My Mind walking tour series on hiatus, effective immediately. Both events take place at Les Noces du Figaro restaurant, which is closing down for several months of renovations.

start time: 
Sun, 09/28/2014 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Wiltern Theatre All About Tour and Reception

Please join us for our first All About at the beautiful Art Deco Wiltern Theatre. Opened in 1931, the Wiltern was threatened with demolition and was only saved because of the determination of local preservationists.

Come hear the story of the rescue and restoration, then take docent-guided tours of the entire theatre, including backstage areas not accessible to the public! We’ve been granted FULL ACCESS for this tour; don’t miss this rare opportunity!

start time: 
Sun, 08/17/2014 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
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