Wednesday, March 5, 2008

"Authors, Artists & Friends" Series

Spend an evening immersed in the dark side of LA. Judith Freeman and Denise Hamilton discuss the birthplace of noir as seen through their new books, Freeman's The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved, and Hamilton's Los Angeles Noir. Free at the Glendale Public Library, Wednesday March 19 at 7:00 pm.

Freeman and Hamilton have added their names to the long list of LA-based writers who understand both the hope and the dark horror inspired by the City of Angels.

In Judith Freeman's compelling, wholly original book, The Long Embrace, she examines vestiges of the Los Angeles that was the inspiration for Chandler's imagination. She also uncovers the life of Cissy Pascal, the older, twice-divorced woman Chandler married in 1924, who would play an essential role in how he came to understand his female characters and Marlowe's relation to them.

Los Angeles Noir, edited by Glendale author Denise Hamilton, is a collection comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within LA.

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