Thursday, November 20, 2014
8:00 pm (reception, 6:30-7:30pm)
An Evening with Anjelica Huston
discussing her memoir, Watch Me
in conversation with Mitch Glazer
The Alex Theatre
216 North Brand Boulevard
Glendale, CA 91203
$27 General Admission
$50 Reserved Seats* + Anjelica Huston’s memoir, Watch Me
$95 Premium Seats* + Reception (6-7:00pm) + Huston’s memoir —
(All tickets include $2 Alex Theatre restoration facility fee.
Proceeds from the reception support the Live Talks LA “Newer Voices” series.”)
*At check in, you will get a ticket that gives you access to a seats in the reserved block of seats based on ticket type purchased.
A book signing follows the event.
Academy Award-winning actress and director Anjelica Huston has received honors from the National Society of Film Critics; the Independent Spirit Awards; and the Golden Globe Awards; as well as multiple Oscar, BAFTA, and Emmy awards or nominations. Huston most recently starred on the hit TV show Smash. She is the author of the memoirs A Story Lately Told and Watch Me.
Following her well received coming-of-age memoir, Huston writes about her relationship with Jack Nicholson, her rise to stardom, her work with the greatest directors in Hollywood, her love affair with her husband, and much more.
Anjelica Huston was twenty-nine years old and trying to create a place for herself as an actress in Hollywood when the director Tony Richardson said to her: “‘Poor little you. So much talent and so little to show for it. You’re never going to do anything with your life.’ Tony had a singsong voice, like one of his own parrots, but there was no mistaking the edge. ‘Perhaps you’re right,’ I answered. Inside I was thinking, Watch me.”
In A Story Lately Told, Anjelica Huston described her enchanted childhood in Ireland and her glamorous but troubled late teens in London. That memoir of her early years ended when Anjelica stepped into Hollywood. In Watch Me, Huston tells the story of falling in love with Jack Nicholson and her adventurous, turbulent, high-profile, spirited seventeen-year relationship with him and his intoxicating circle of friends. She writes about learning the art and craft of acting, about her Academy Award-winning portrayal of Maerose Prizzi in Prizzi’s Honor, about her roles as Morticia Addams in the Addams Familyfilms, Etheline Tenenbaum in The Royal Tenenbaums and Lilly Dillon in The Grifters, and about her collaborations with many great directors, including Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Bob Rafelson, Francis Ford Coppola, and Stephen Frears. She movingly and beautifully writes about the death of her father, the legendary director John Huston, and her marriage to sculptor Robert Graham. She is candid, mischievous, warm, passionate, funny, and a superb storyteller.
Mitch Glazer began his career writing magazine profiles for Esquire, Playboy, Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair on everyone from John Belushi and George Harrison to Lynyrd Skynyrd, Richard Neutra, Peter Sellers and Roman Polanski.
As a screenwriter, Glazer and his partner, Michael O’Donaghue wrote the cult classic “Mr Mike’s Mondo Video”and the Christmas perennial, “Scrooged” starring Bill Murray. His other films include “Great Expectations” (Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert De Niro); “Three Of Hearts” (Billy Baldwin, Kelly Lynch); and “The Recruit” (Colin Farrell,
Al Pacino.) He was also a producer of the Sofia Coppola film “Lost In Translation.”
He made his directorial debut with the feature “Passion Play,” (Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox, Bill Murray.) He created, wrote, executive produced and was the show-runner on the acclaimed Starz original series “Magic City” (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olga Kurylenko, Danny Huston, Kelly Lynch, James Caan.)
Summer 2014, Mitch was in Morocco as producer/screenwriter of “Rock The Kasbah” starring Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Danny McBride, Zooey Deschanel, Scott Caan and Leem Lubany and directed by Barry Levinson. “Rock The Kasbah” opens domestically April 24, 2015.