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The Henry Jaglom-Orson Welles Tapes

For fans of Orson Welles, tomorrow is already guaranteed to be a summer highlight. That’s the day Metropolitan Books is serving up My Lunches with Orson: Conversations between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles.

Edited and introduced by Peter Biskind, the book features transcripts of recordings made by Jaglom (with Welles’ permission) of the pair’s regular lunches at Ma Maison restaurant in West Hollywood . The 1983-85 sit-downs are everything one might expect – and more. The beauty of the recordings is that they allow for Welles to speak through the page in all his glory. As in this instance for example, when he recalled a memorable media moment at the New York premiere of Citizen Kane:

“That was in the days when the crowd were still screaming, “Here comes Norma Shearer!” The days when there was that kind of opening. John Barrymore made the famous joke. A radio reporter announced, “And here come Mr. John Barrymore, and Orson Welles, who made this picture! What have you got to say, Mr. Barrymore?””

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Media Events 11.08.07

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THURSDAY 11.08.07
WHAT: Fabulous new play, Always — But Not Forever
WHO: Director Gary Imhoff with cast: Bryan Callen (Mad TV and Sex in the City , Tanna Frederick, David O’Donnell, Michael Fairman, Samantha Sloyan, Brent Fraser and Kelly DeSarla
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Edgemar Center for the Arts
WHY: It’s the first play legendary filmmaker Henry Jaglom has written in about 30 years. The play is about the end of his first marriage and is based upon his 1985 film of the same name. Ticket info here.

SUNDAY 11.11.07
WHAT: Book signing of Second Civil War
WHO: LAT political columnist Ronald Brownstein
WHEN: 4 p.m.
WHERE: Book Soup
WHY: He casts the red-state/blue-state social war in Civil War terms. And if that doesn’t make you feel duped and distracted, then you probably voted for Bush and we can’t help you.

MONDAY 11.12.07
WHAT: Political talk
WHO: Former presidential adviser (for both parties) and current editor-at-large of U.S. News and World Report David Gergen
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center
WHY: The promotions for this talk promise insight into the “ups and downs of presidential leadership” over the past 30 years. You need another reason? Ticket info here.