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Barnes & Noble Burbank Hosts Pop Culture Celebration

Every Thursday in July Brings Fans and Stars Together to Share Memories Under the leadership of Diane Brooks, B & N Community Relations Manager for the big Burbank Store, the five Thursdays in July will bring movie and television stars, … Continue reading

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Cindy Williams Talks About Her Comedic Career

Laverne & Shirley Co-Star Meets Up With Fans at Larry Edmunds Bookshop in Hollywood   A playful, vivacious Cindy Williams met up with many of her loving fans at Larry Edmunds Bookshop in Hollywood Tuesday night, June 16th.  She talked … Continue reading

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Book Soup Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Famous Sunset Strip Book Store Throws A Literary Party It’s only fitting that when a famous bookstore throws a party, that some famous authors will show up.  Book Soup, the Sunset Strip’s fortress of literature, held their 40th Anniversary party … Continue reading

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Eric Caidin’s Movie Land Apocalypse

The Last Days of Hollywood Book and Poster and its Legendary Owner by Bill Nelson Like a lot of people the news of Eric Caidin’s sudden death left me deeply stunned and extremely sad.  Although I only really got to … Continue reading

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Charles Bukowski in East Hollywood

Check Out the New Mural of Bukowski in the Los Feliz area. Artist and Illustrator Nathan Anderson has created a really cool stylized mural of L.A.’s great writer and poet Charles Bukowski.  It’s in the Los Feliz area, at Kingswell … Continue reading

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Paul Krassner at Skylight Books

Archive Footage of Krassner Reading from his Book “Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut”.                                                                The great satirist Paul Krassner read some clips from his book to an over-flow audience.  The famous founder of the Yippies, political … Continue reading

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The Real ‘Go Ask Alice’

“Dear Nobody” – A Savage Diary of a Young Woman Legs McNeil tells the story of discovering the diary when his postman’s daughter came over to borrow some books.  “She said that the best thing she had read lately wasn’t … Continue reading

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Kim Jong-Il and the North Korean Film Industry

Author Paul Fischer Describes His Journey to the Hermit Kingdom in Search of the Truth About The Dear Leader, Kim Jong-Il Swiss author Paul Fischer made a rare appearance at Book Soup to discuss his new book about the mysterious … Continue reading

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Remembering The AckerMansion

Forrest Ackerman Held Frequent Open House at His Jam-Packed Science Fiction-Horror Mansion Our Contributor Bill Nelson Snapped these Photos During a Visit with His Father Lamar Nelson, a Friend of Forry Ackerman Forry’s house was filled with wondrous science fiction … Continue reading

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The Art of Jay Ward

Cartoon Fun in Hollywood With June Foray the “Voice” of Rocky Sharp as a tack at 97 years old, and full of wonderful memories, June Foray, the voice of many of your cartoon favorites including Rocky, Lucifer, Witch Hazel, Natasha … Continue reading

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