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Happy New Year!

Happy 2014 to everyone!

I will be at the Wilshire Ebell Club on Monday, January 13th, talking about Chanel Bonfire and crazy moms and surviving childhood.  Please come.  There will be books for sale and if you already have a copy, I’d be happy to sign it or any other book you’d care to bring along.  And there’s lunch in one of Los Angeles’ most beautiful historic buildings. 

 The club was founded in 1894 and its beautiful campus and theater on Wilshire Boulevard in Hancock Park were built in 1927.  The club has hosted many luminaries included my distant cousin, Amelia Earhart.  She made her last public appearance at the club before disappearing on her 1937 around-the-world flight.  And it was at the Ebell’s theater that a young performer named Frances Gumm was discovered in a singing act with her sisters.  She was signed to a contract by MGM and rechristened Judy Garland.

The Event begins at 11:30, lunch is at noon, and the program will start at around 12:45.  I hope to see you on Monday!  Follow the link for directions and information on ticket!