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Los Angeles in the 1970s at Library Girl

  • Ruskin Group Theatre 3000 Airport Avenue Santa Monica, CA, 90405 United States (map)

The following contributors to Los Angeles in the 1970s will participate in the Library girl reading series: Deanne Stillman, Bruce Ferber, Howard Gewirtz, Lynne Friedman, Jillian Franklyn, Mitch Schneider, and David Kukoff.

LIBRARY GIRL runs every 2nd Sunday at 7pm. A mixed-genre literary series featuring poets, playwrights, novelists, essayists, monologists, and singer-songwriters. It has something for everyone. Reception before and after every show. Ruskin Group Theatre is located at 3000 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance by calling (310) 397-3244. For more information please visit Free parking is available at the theater.

The 1970s were a heyday for Los Angeles. Hollywood was being revolutionized, the music business was booming, and authors like Joan Didion were producing great novels about the realities of living in the land of eternal sunshine. In Los Angeles in the 1970s great writers muse on the city in its classic decade. Featuring John Densmore on being a rock star, Matthew Specktor's reflections on The Z Channel, Deanne Stillman on the desert, and many, many more.

This is an insider's look at what being an Angeleno was then and is now.

Anyone with interest in the music industry or film industry of the 1970s will love Los Angeles in the 1970s. It will also appeal to anyone who loves the history of Laurel Canyon, reading about the ever-changing culture and landscape of Southern California, and those that just want to read new and established writers.

Debra Wacks—the first all-women installation art piece in LA; Samantha Geimer—Roman Polanski; Dana Johnson—first hand encounter with the SLA house; Jeremy Rosenberg—Anthony Davis, the USC tailback that succeeded OJ Simpson; Jillian Franklyn—teenage promiscuity in the 1970s; Steve Hodel—1970s Hollywood Hills swing house turned kidnapping; Geza X—producing LA punk icons.

Earlier Event: January 8
Los Angeles in the 1970s at Roar Shack
Later Event: January 12
Kevin Smokler at SPUR Oakland