If you have not been to Larry Edmunds in a while, I urge you to go — RIGHT NOW!! in support of ‘Indie’ bookstores. Especially if you are in the biz, interested in the biz, so I guess this would have to include everyone on the planet. Larry Edmunds was not the isolated entity on Hollywood Boulevard that it is now; it was in the midst of a host of other bookstores — Pickwick, Satyr, and Cherokee, but sadly, the once glorious boulevard sports tourist traps, tattoo parlors, and corporate giants.
Its owner, Jeffrey Mantor, works his butt off to promote writers, movie books and posters, photographs of the stars and scripts. Neat as a pin, organized, His love and passion has created an immense inventory for your perusal: more than 500,000 movie photographs, 6,000 original movie posters and 20,000 motion picture and theater books. But all is neat as a pin and organized.
HINT: Jeffrey Mantor is introducing books and writers all through Cinecon so look for the dates.
The one and only Marilyn Slater was my escort, but of course, since she pursues anything Mabel Normand, and Jon Boorstin’s book, Mabel and Me, is a novel, about the incredible Mabel Normand.
Brent Walker’s major opus of love, Mack Sennet’s Fun Factory in 2 volumes, took at least 30 years to compile is everything one would ever want to know about Mack Sennett. EVERYTHING!!
Take a look at Marilyn’s Slater’s wonderful discourse on the event. http://looking-for-mabel.webs.com/larryedmundsbookstore.htm