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Shep Gordon

Shep Gordon with Alice Cooper

Shep Gordon — in his storied career as a talent manager, agent, and producer — has worked with, and befriended, some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, from Alice Cooper to Bette Davis, Raquel Welch to Groucho Marx, Blondie to Jimi Hendrix, Sylvester Stallone to Salvador Dalí, Luther Vandross to Teddy Pendergrass. He is also credited with inventing the “celebrity chef,” and has worked with Nobu Matsuhisa, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, Roger Vergé, and many others. 

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It’s Halloween, Come in costume to our event with Shep Gordon and Alice Cooper

Our Shep Gordon/Alice Cooper event is on Halloween, October 31.  Those attending are encouraged to come in costume to the talk at the Bootleg Theatre and we will have a prize for the best costume. First place: a package that includes 10 tickets to a Live Talks LA event of your choice, and if the event involves a book, 10 copies of the signed book by featured author. You can bring 9 friends to one event, or spread the tickets over 10 events.    We will also have 10 honorable mentions, each honorable mention getting a signed book from a prior Continue reading…

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Parking info for Bryan Cranston event: Barnum Hall, Santa Monica

We expect a big audience for our event with Bryan Cranston in conversation with Jay Roach, so plan on arriving early.  You can begin checking in at 6:30pm. Doors to the theatre open at 7:15pm and we start at 8pm. Parking is available in the lot and structure listed below. According to the City of Santa Monica website, parking rates are as follows: First 30 minutes…Free Next Hour…$1.00 Each additional 30 minutes: $1.50 — Civic Center Parking Lot at the corner of 4th Street and Pico Blvd.  Access to the parking lot is via Main Street or 4th Street — Civic Center Parking Garage, Continue reading…

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Colm Toibin

Colm Tóibín

Colm Tóibín is the author of seven novels, including The Master, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Brooklyn, winner of the Costa Book Award; The Testament of Mary, and Nora Webster, as well as two story collections. Three times shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Tóibín lives in Dublin and New York. He previously appeared at Live Talks Los Angeles to discuss James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room.

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Andrew McCarthy

Andrew McCarthy with Pico Iyer

Andrew McCarthy is a director (Orange is the New Black, The Blacklist), an award winning travel writer, and an actor (Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo’s Fire, Less Then Zero). He is an editor-at-large at National Geographic Traveler, and has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Travel+Leisure, AFAR, Men’s Journal, Bon Appetit, and many others. His travel memoir, The Longest Way Home, became a New York Times Best Seller. Just Fly Away is his debut novel. He has starred on Broadway and on television, most recently appearing in The Family, on ABC. 

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