Penny Marshall in the news…at Live Talks LA Oct 3

We’re excited to be hosting Penny Marshall in conversation with her brother, Garry Marshall, at Live Talks Los Angeles next Wednesday, October 3 at The Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. Ticket info here.   Her memoir, My Mother Was Nuts is hilarious, and paired with her brother will be fun.  Here are some recent news pieces on Penny Marshall and her memoir.

Penny Marshall in the news:
Los Angeles Times,  
September 26 — Penny Marshall looks back at her life in breezy new memoir.  In ‘My Mother Was Nuts,’ Marshall chronicles her tap-dancing youth, her marriages, her romance with Art Garfunkel and her tight relationship with brother Gary Marshall.
LA Weekly, September 27 — Penny Marshall, E.T. and More: Your WeeklyMovie To-Do List
LA Weekly, September 21 — Penny Marshall on Her New Memoir, My Mother Was Nuts, and How She Influenced Women in Comedy
Wall Street Journal, September 20 — Penny Marshall: Drawn to the Insane
Huffington Post, September 21 — Penny Marshall On Her Unlikely Career And Why “My Mother Was Nuts”
Vanity Fair, September 20 — Calvin Klein, Lorne Michaels, and Art Garfunkel Remember High Times With Penny Marshall
The Today Show, September 17 — ‘My Mother Was Nuts’: Penny Marshall looks backThe actress, producer and director writes candidly of family, career and life
Reuters, September 20 — Penny Marshall advises budding directors: Drop the ambition















October 3 — An Evening with Penny Marshall in conversation with Garry Marshall

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
(note date changed from September 26)

8:00pm (Reception 6:30-7:30pm)

An Evening with Penny Marshall
in conversation with Garry Marshall
discussing her memoir, My Mother Was Nuts

The Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA

$25, $45 includes Marshall’s book,
$34 signed book purchase only (shipping included to US destinations)
$95 includes the book + pre-event reception*

A memoir by this Hollywood legend filled with humor and heart–and plenty of behind-the-scenes talk of her work with the stars.

Most people know Penny Marshall as the director of Big and A League of Their Own. What they don’t know is how her trailblazing career was a happy accident. In this funny and intimate memoir, My Mother Was Nuts, Penny takes us from the stage of The Jackie Gleason Show in 1955 to Hollywood’s star-studded sets, offering up some hilarious detours along the way.

From her childhood spent tap dancing in the Bronx, to her rise as the star of Laverne & Shirley, Penny writes that she’s lived by these simple rules: “Try hard, help your friends, don’t get too crazy, and have fun.”

In her first Live Talks Los Angeles appearance, Marshall will discuss her marriages, her friendships, her breakout role on The Odd Couple, her exploits with Cindy Williams and John Belushi, and her travels across Europe with Art Garfunkel on the back of a motorcycle.

Garry Marshall  has excelled as a writer, producer, director, and actor in a career spanning 50 years, earning him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and acclaim from critics and fans alike. He was born to work in Hollywood—his mother was a tap dancer and his father was a producer and director of industrial films, and his sister is Penny Marshall.  Among his credits —  for writing are  The Tonight Show, The Lucy Show, and The Dick Van Dyke Show; producing, Happy Days, Mork & Mindy, and Laverne & Shirley; and feature directing are Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, Beaches, The Other Sister, and The Princess Diaries.

We recently hosted him at Live Talks Los Angeles on the occasion of the release of his memoir, My Happy Days in Hollywood. See the video.


* Proceeds from tickets to the reception support the upcoming Live Talks Los Angeles emerging voices/authors series of events that commence in 2013.

$25, $45 includes Marshall’s book,
$95 includes pre-event reception (6:00-7:00pm) plus book

The Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA