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Party Photos: The Lit Party in Los Angeles

At Pentimento in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, July 13, 2004

Posted July 26, 2004

We lit up L.A. not too long ago when we joined with our friends at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to toast all the greatest literary lights in Lalaland. Swink magazine editor-in-chief Leelila Strogov was a guest of honor, as were the editors and authors of the new essay anthology My California: Journeys by Great Writers. All sorts of Southern California literary types gathered for great cocktails and even greater conversation.

Photographs by Ashley Merryman.

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Author Darcy Cosper, guest of honor and Swink editor-in-chief Leelila Strogov, Variety film reporter Nicole LaPorte, and freelance writer Melissa Roth.

E! Online senior editor Erik Pedersen, Alison Manheim, novelist and screenwriter Allison Burnett, and writer Hilary Hull.

Tokyo Pop pre-press manager Tony De Pietro and E! Entertainment's Meredith Craig.

My California contributor Thom Steinbeck and Elegant Variation editor and publisher Mark Sarvas.

Chuck Morrell of Angel City Press with My California contributor Carolyn See.

Writers Michael Oates Palmer and Elwood Reid.

Brierly & Partners creative supervisor Jim Ruland and Elegant Variation editor Mark Sarvas.

UCLA editorial assistant Amanda Mountain and Trinity College program coordinator Christine DeMelo.

Music Connection tech editor Barry Rudolph and freelancer Daniel Shapiro.

Writer Robert Greene and Variety reporter Dana Harris.

BHFGT's David Zlotolow and writer and actor Lenore Perry.

Larry Renick, editor Liz Dubelman, and journalist Lisa Napoli.

Kiffen Lunsford and Jack Maeby.

Andrew Kaplan, author Cecil Castellucci, and Los Angeles Times reporter Charles Duhigg.

Caro Caceres, Henrietta Mantel, and Andy Cherney.

Friends of Swink: Johnny Hernandez, Amy Caine, Yvan Cornoyer, and Rich Williams.

Variety editor Dade Hayes and freelancer Steve Kotler.

Writer Kerry Madden and Kiffen Lundsford.

NBC News producer Susan Leibowitz, writer Scott Polisky, and freelance writer Tamar Brott.

The folks from Angel City Press: Scott and David McAuley and Amber Alves.

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