April 6, 2012
We write to update you on LAVA’s quarterly Salon series at Musso & Frank.
We’re pleased to share a short film about the debut Salon in January, which featured the writer Dan Fante. The film was made by Jeremy Kasten, who is one of our LAVA Visionaries and a very interesting filmmaker in his own right. We hope you love it!
LAVA Salon at Musso & Frank with Dan Fante
The next Salon will be Monday, April 30, on the theme of DOWN THESE MEAN STREETS: RAYMOND CHANDLER’S UNDERWORLD. Our featured speaker is John Buntin, whose true crime history “L.A. Noir” is currently being developed as a TNT pilot. Come discover the real, and fascinating, Los Angeles characters who informed the novelist’s world view, the gangsters, politicians (and gangster-politicians!) whose outsized personalities and flagrantly bad behavior inspired Chandler’s mysteries. We’ll also look at the good guys, from high profile civic crusaders to the little-known Los Angeles policeman who we believe was the real-life model for Philip Marlowe.
We hope you can join us for an evening celebrating one of our greatest noir novelists, and the incredible city that inspired him.
Reservations for the April Salon are being accepted at the restaurant, and we’re expecting this event to sell out in advance. More info is at the link below:
We hope to see you at the Salon on April 30, but you’re most welcome to check out LAVA’s other interesting events, which are briefly excerpted below.
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