Wednesday, May 23, 2012
8:00 pm (Reception 6:30-7:30pm)

An Evening with Garry Marshall
in conversation with Sam Rubin
My Happy Days in Hollywood

Limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

$25, $40 includes book, $95 includes pre-event reception + book

The Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue (at 14th Street)
Santa Monica, CA

A groundbreaking creative force in Hollywood for more than fifty years, Garry Marshall has excelled as a writer, producer, director, and actor in his career, earning him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and acclaim from critics and fans alike. One could say he was born to work in Hollywood—his mother was a tap dancer and his father was a producer and director of industrial films.

Marshall began his career writing jokes for comedians, soon ascending to write for hit programs like The Tonight Show, The Lucy Show, and The Dick Van Dyke Show. When Marshall ventured into producing with fellow writer Jerry Belson, they struck gold with The Odd Couple in 1970. Marshall’s career skyrocketed with his creation of some of the best-loved television series of all time: Happy Days, Mork & Mindy, and Laverne & Shirley. The wild popularity of Happy Days resulted in two spinoffs, Blansky’s Beauties and Joanie Loves Chachi.

As a film director later in his career, Marshall has given life to star-studded classics like Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, Beaches, The Other Sister, and The Princess Diaries. Throughout his career, he has been praised for his commitment to the advancement of women in Hollywood. In 1996, Marshall was given the Women in Film Lucy Award for his representation of women and his showcase of strong, complex female characters. New Year’s Eve, Marshall’s latest feature film, stars Robert De Niro, Halle Berry, and Sarah Jessica Parker, among numerous others. He has occasionally stepped in front of the camera, acting in both films and television.

Over the course of his career, Marshall has been the recipient of such prestigious awards as the American Comedy Awards Lifetime Achievement Award and the Publicists Guild Motion Picture Showmanship Award for Film and Television. In 1995, he was voted the Valentine Davies Award winner by the Writers Guild of America. In November 1997, Marshall was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame. He was honored in 2002 by Washington, D.C.’s National Italian American Foundation.

Garry Marshall has been interviewed on PBS programs numerous times, offering his insight on the film and television industry. In addition to his commercial success, Marshall has also directed and produced numerous independent projects.

We are excited to host him on the occasion of his forthcoming memoir, My Happy Days in Hollywood.

Sam Rubin is the entertainment reporter for the KTLA Morning News. His insights and exploration of the deeper meaning and impact of the stories within the entertainment industry generate conversation within the business, as well as outside it.

Rubin hosts the Emmy-nominated “Live from the Academy Awards,” syndicated nationally by Tribune Entertainment, “Sneaks,” a series of movie preview shows produced in conjunction with the Los Angeles Times, as well as a show for the Reelz Channel.  He is a recipient of a Golden Mike Award for Best Entertainment Reporter from the Radio & Television News Association and, as part of the KTLA Morning News team, earned an Associated Press Television-Radio Award for Best News Broadcast.

In addition to his activities at KTLA, he also reports for Tribune’s WGN-TV in Chicago. Nationally, Rubin provides reports for “On Air With Ryan Seacrest,” “Show Buzz,” and CNN. On the radio, Rubin reports for Los Angeles’ KNX-AM.

Proceeds from this event support the American Cinematheque.

Purchase Tickets:

$25 Live Talks Los Angeles with Garry Marshall, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30pm)
$40 also includes Gary Marshall’s book
$95 includes pre-event reception (6:30-7:30pm), plus Marshall’s book
$33 Purchase signed copy of Gary Marshall’s book (tax and shipping included to anywhere in the US)