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Wednesday, April 23

Thursday, April 24

LAHQ Annual Awards Luncheon

The California Club

538 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071

12:00pm to 2:00pm

On Thursday, April 24, the Los Angeles Headquarters Association (LAHQ) will host its 53rd annual awards luncheon to honor local professionals and organizations.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, a pioneering advocate for the region’s homeless population and key player in efforts to reform the county’s law enforcement agencies, will receive LAHQ’s Spirit of Los Angeles Award. Universal, international production group, will receive LAHQ’s Outstanding Corporation Headquartered in Los Angeles.

Additionally, the organization with 450 members representing 150 companies will hand the Community Award to the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust. The luncheon begins at noon at the California Club. Tickets and additional information are at laheadquarters.com.

April 24, 2014
Exhibitor Hall Opens: 10:00am
Luncheon and Awards Program: 12:00pm

The California Club
538 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

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Library Music Author Night with Jill Gold Wright and Jazz Stars on April 24

South Pasadena Public Library Community Room

1115 El Centro Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Jill Gold Wright will appear for an Author Night event in the South Pasadena Public Library Community Room on Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m. Jill lives in South Pasadena and is the writer of CREATING AM...

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Movietown Baby Grows Up

Crowell Public Library

1890 Huntington Drive, CA, CA 91108

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Thursday April 24: 7:00 p.m.

San Marino, CA. March 12, 2014. — Movietown Baby Grows Up is a blithe reminiscence of Hollywood in the 30s, 40s, and 50s, and the life of one family as seen through the eyes of the youngest child. It is the story of William A. Seiter, director of 131 films, his wife Marian Nixon, actress in 73 films, how they made their way to fame, and yet lead a normal family life in spite of governesses, glamorous parties, and famous friends. Movietown Baby Grows Up is a vivid scrapbook with pictures interspersed through the rambling adventures of daughter Jessica Seiter Niblo’s not-so-ordinary memories.

William A. Seiter started working in Hollywood in 1915 as a stunt double and bit player and quickly graduated to directing comedy shorts. He moved up to features in the 1920s, directing such comedy legends as Laurel & Hardy (“Sons of the Desert”), Abbott and Costello (“Little Giant”), the Marx Brothers and W.C. Fields. He directed Shirley Temple in four features and Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire in “Roberta,” and “You Were Never Lovelier” with Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire. He helmed scores of television productions and was one of the founding members of the Directors Guild of America. Marian Nixon, aka “the nicest girl in Hollywood,” began her movie career in 1923 with “Cupid's Fireman” when she was nineteen. She was one of those fortunate actresses who made the successful transition to the "talkie" era. Her final film was “Tango” in 1936.

Daughter, Jessica Seiter Niblo, who will speak at Crowell Library on Thursday, April 24, worked at MGM for nine years as a production coordinator and secretary to television executive David Gerber. In addition to being an author, Jessica is a generous fundraiser, providing educational opportunities and scholarships that have profoundly improved the lives of many young people. Don’t miss this special evening on the golden age of Hollywood!
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www.CrowellPublicLibrary.org 1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino, California 91108

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Aloud @ Central Library: The Voices of Women in American Poetry

Los Angeles Central Library's Mark Taper Auditorium

630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, 90071

7:15pm

The Poetry of America’s 2014 national series The Voice of Women in American Poetry celebrates an enormous literary heritage. Distinguished contemporary poets—both male and female—will gather in five cities around the country to pay tribute to the immense achievement of a wide range of poets, from Phyllis Wheatley and Anne Bradstreet to Adrienne Rich and Lucille Clifton.  In Los Angeles, join poets Marilyn Chin on Ai, Toi Derricotte on Anne Sexton and Percival Everett on Gertrude Stein.

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