A Duet of Book Signings at Larry Edmunds


larry edmunds exterior

 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.

Larry Edmunds interior

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. 

 Now back to the book signing…here we all are listening to Jon Boorstin.

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



How I got a Book Reading in Costa Rica at Amor de Mar, Montezuma

                The gorgeous setting of Amor de Mar

And its expats from Germany, Connecticut, Canada, the Hamptons, Bulgaria
Healers, Masseuses, Yoga teachers, a Masseuse, Chef and Music Makers.


There is a wonderful and generous spirit in a small beach area close to the small town of Montezuma.  Her name is Cordula Meyers.


I told her I had written a book…and she said, “oh, we must have a book reading!”  I started to sputter my protests and she said, “the author is in town.  How rare is that? ”

And so my book reading was born…

I read from both books of Destiny’s Consent:  Book I, The Gypsy’s Song and Book II, Lions and Gondolas.

good whole group to me
The preparation was a joy in which my soul and my heart sang delighted songs of rediscovery.  How I love both of these books, though I must have read them a thousand times, and probably will read them again a thousand times, to which I look forward.

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While rehearsing a passage, the Howler Monkeys decided to get into the act, with their loud territorial roars to one another.  I raised my voice, for I was in the thick of it and not to be deterred by a little roaring.  MT came out and said he couldn’t believe I was trying to out volume them…LOL!