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Tuesday, September 8

Rob Neighbors discusses and signs Palm Avenue

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd, Austin, CA 90069

7:00pm

Every year thousands of naive young women arrive in Los Angeles, full of ambition and dreams of stardom. Few realize that there is a steep price of admission into the club that involves flesh, blood, and large chunks of soul. Ashley Duncan flees her small Kansas hometown and family farm to pursue the Hollywood dream. She takes a crash course on how to succeed in Tinseltown, trading on her looks and sexuality. An agent she meets sums it up this way, "I'll be honest with you, Ashley. You have the look that we're looking for. You definitely have the look, but a lot of girls have that. A lot of girls have talent. The question is, do you have everything else it takes? Do you have the temperament, the guile, the cajones, to do what it takes?" Ashley decides early on, she will do whatever is necessary. Things get more complicated when Ashley's high school sweetheart, Brady, arrives in LA, in a desperate attempt to win her back. Ashley and Brady don't realize it, but they are now guests of that infamous California hotel, where you can check out, but you can never leave.

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Wednesday, September 9

Dennis Morris presents and signs The Bollocks: A Photo Essay of the Sex Pistols

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd, Austin, CA 90069

7:00pm

In 1977, photographer Dennis Morris, known for his iconic work with Bob Marley and the Wailers, turned his lens toward the Sex Pistols and captured an explosion of creativity that changed music and fashion forever. Dennis Morris: The Bollocks is a collection of raw, unfiltered, gritty images covering a year in the bands prime, some of which have never before been published. This powerful photo essay is a must have for any fan of the scene, providing an insiders look at the punk life through primal images captured both on stage and behind-the-scenes with the Sex Pistols. The body of work is composed of 106 large format black and white and color plates, organized in chapters On the Road, Soundcheck, Live, Backstage, Portraits, and The Scene. Includes text by Dennis Morris, Billy Idol, Shepard Fairey, Billy Morrison, and Rodney Bingheimer.

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An evening of music with Tim Heidecke

LARGO at the CORONET

366 N. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

8:00pm

Heidecker & Wood are comedian/writer/actor Tim Heidecker ("Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!," "Tim and Eric Billion Dollar Movie," "The Comedy," "Bridesmaids") and his longtime musical collaborator composer/multi-instrumentalist Davin Wood ("Awesome Show," "Billion Dollar Movie").

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Sofar Sounds LA Secret, Pop-up Concert Session - September 9

Secret Location TBA

Secret Location TBA, West Hollywood, 90069

8:30pm to 10:30pm

Sign up to apply and attend a Sofar Sounds L.A. secret pop-up session taking place on September 9, from 8:30 pm -10:30 pm. If you are selected and invited, the secret location will be emailed to you a day before the show! As per the Sofar Sounds M.O., the musical line-up won’t be revealed until the night of the show.

Sofar Sounds, a.k.a. “Songs From a Room,” takes place in 150+ cities all over the world, bringing music lovers together in an intimate living room setting, or unique space where the most innovative new music is showcased. During the acts, nobody talks and everyone listens—creating the most welcoming and spellbinding atmosphere.

Sofar Sounds L.A., which is in its fourth year, has showcased a diversity of indie musical acts and various genres (pop, rock, alternative, electro-pop, folk, roots, rap, blues, jazz and more, from all parts of the world. Past buzz-worthy groups that have performed at the LA shows include: Saint Motel, The Colourist, Meg Myers, Gardens & Villa, Fool's Gold, Family of the Year, Terraplane Sun, DeVotchKa, Hunter Hunted, BOY, Silent Comedy, Andre Day, Run River North and Jamestown Revival.

Sofar Global Website: http://sofarsounds.com/
Sofar Sounds LA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SofarSoundsLosAngeles
Sofar Sounds Global Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Sofarsounds

 

 

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Thursday, September 10

Brian Kellow discusses and signs Can I Go Now: The Life of Sue Mengers, Hollywood's First Superagent

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd, Austin, CA 90069

7:00pm

A lively and colorful biography of Hollywood’s first superagent one of the most outrageous showbiz characters of the 1960s and 1970s whose clients included Barbra Streisand, Ryan O Neal, Faye Dunaway, Michael Caine, and Candice Bergen.  Before Sue Mengers hit the scene in the mid-1960s, talent agents remained quietly in the background. But staying in the background was not possible for Mengers. Irrepressible and loaded with chutzpah, she became a driving force of Creative Management Associates (which later became ICM) handling the era’s preeminent stars.  A true original with a gift for making the biggest stars in Hollywood listen to hard truths about their careers and personal lives, Mengers became a force to be reckoned with. Her salesmanship never stopped. In 1979, she was on a plane that was commandeered by a hijacker, who wanted Charlton Heston to deliver a message on television. Mengers was incensed, wondering why the hijacker wanted Heston, when she could get him Barbra Streisand.
Acclaimed biographer Brian Kellow spins an irresistible tale, exhaustively researched and filled with anecdotes about and interviews more than two hundred show-business luminaries. A riveting biography of a powerful woman that charts show business as it evolved from New York City in the 1950s through Hollywood in the early 1980s, Can I Go Now? will mesmerize anyone who loves cinema s most fruitful period

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