The best part? Matthew Specktor will be joining in the discussion!
In 1962, Beau Rosenwald arrived in Los Angeles with nothing but the suit he was wearing. By the 1970's he had built the most successful talent agency in Hollywood, amassed millions and left a string of ex-wives and enemies in his wake. As his illegitimate son, Nate, recounts (and imagines) the fifty odd years of Beau's life of kingly excesses and titanic rivalries, he seeks to unravel a mystery evocative of L.A.'s famed Raymond Chandler. Peppered with insights and ruminations on the shift from Hollywood's golden age to the world of cut-throat business, American dream machine weaves a young man's coming-of-age story with his father's legendary rise.
Born in Los Angeles, Matthew Specktor grew up in the center of the moviemaking business as the son of a talent agent, and he has worked as an executive for Tribeca Productions, Fox 2000, and Jersey Films. He is the author of the novel, That Summertime Sound, and a nonfiction book, The Sting. He is a senior editor and founding member of the Los Angeles Review of Books.
Please Note: Reservations are required for this event and there is a $20 fee.
Location: Street: Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood Additional: Brentwood Country Mart - 225 26th Street at San Vicente City: Santa Monica, Province: California Postal Code: 90402 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)