All About Ann Dvorak’s Encino Walnut Ranch This Thursday

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Just a reminder that tomorrow, February 6th, I will be giving a presentation all about Ann Dvorak’s Encino walnut ranch at the Encino-Tarzana branch library at 6pm.

I have waxed ecstatic about this property numerous times in the past, which is where Ann resided during the seemingly happiest and most productive time of her life and career. I am thrilled to ramble on about the place for an hour or so to a, hopefully, captivated audience. I have dug up every historic photo I could find, including images of owners after Ann, so the evening should be a lot of fun. AND, Larry Edmunds Bookshop has graciously agreed to sell copies of Ann Dvorak: Hollywood’s Forgotten Rebel at the event.

Hope to see some friendly faces there!

12 Responses to “All About Ann Dvorak’s Encino Walnut Ranch This Thursday”

  1. DickP says:

    HELP!! HELP!!! Will the event be video taped allowing those of us far from the LA area, purchase a copy? SAY YES, PLEASE…………

  2. admin says:

    Unfortunately, I don’t think the branch has the ability to film. :(

  3. DickP says:

    And here we are in the Digital Age…Oh, well, I wish the Library was a bit more “up to date”..

  4. Scott says:

    It is currently 1 degree Fahrenheit outdoors and we’re digging ourselves out from under a foot of snow here in this corner of the Midwest part of the USA.

    Oh, how I would love to be there this evening if there was any way.

    ‘California dreamin’ … on such a winter’s day.’

  5. admin says:

    Well, Central Library is set up to record, but I am doing this presentation at one of the branches. With 72 of them and slim budgets, I don’t see it happening anytime soon.

  6. admin says:

    I guess I should not complain about rain in the forecast for this evening. :D

  7. Scott Brinson says:

    So how did it go?

  8. admin says:

    Quite well, thanks! We had around 43 people, which is pretty good for a neighborhood branch. Plus, it was raining, which people in L.A. interpret as a sign of the apocalypse so it’s amazing that many people would be so brave (yeah, we’re weather weaklings out here). Lots of questions – always a good sign of an engaged audience and a couple of book sales. All in all, a moderate success.

  9. DickP says:

    Next up: A session on TCM! What can we as a group do to help things along with that effort?

  10. Scott Brinson says:

    Wish I could attend one of your signings! I bought your book when it came out & read it in December as I was off from work, recovering from surgery – thoroughly enjoyed it. So well researched & clearly written with love & admiration.

    You and I discovered Ann in much the same way, via “3 on a Match.” But I had also seen here in “A Life of Her Own” at that point, so that 1-2 punch made me HAVE to find out who this woman was LOL! Many thanks for your dedication to preserving and enhancing Ann’s place in film history :)

    Scott

  11. admin says:

    Thanks Scott, I really appreciate it! I’ll be introducing a couple of screenings in Chicago in April if that’s more your neck of the woods.

  12. Scott Brinson says:

    nah I’m in Atlanta, but very happy to hear you’ve got more gigs lined up!

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