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FBLA 20 Questions: Kim Cooper

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Kim Cooper is a cultural historian, as well as founder of Scram (the journal of unpopular culture), Esotouric, the 1947 Project and third generation Angelena. We’re guessing she needs little sleep. She also answered our provocative yet puerile questions.

1. What’s the first thing(s) you read in the morning? The emails my husband Richard has sent in the three hours he’s been up, then my local bloglines feed.

2. What’s your favorite guilty pleasure website? or the Rigorous Intuition boards.

3. What job do you fantasize about having? International art cop.

4. Last movie you saw? Walk on the Wild Side (script by John Fante, and truly a shocker)

5. Last book you read? The Family by Ed Sanders (boning up on Manson Family connections to the Sunset Strip scene for our new Esotouric rock and roll tour, Where the Action Was)

6. Best show legendary biz/movie star encounter. Nastassia Kinski teaching me to walk a tightrope on the set of One From the Heart.

7. Proudest media moment? Front of the LA Times with a 76 ball in my hand.

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Bukowski’s Birthday Bus Party


Tomorrow, August 16 would have been Charles Bukowski’s 87th birthday, and devotees can celebrate by taking Esotouric’s Haunts of a Dirty Old Man: Charles Bukowski’s LA tour with a special night-time tour that ends at Musso and Frank’s, when toasts will be made thanks to Bukowski’s favorite bartender, Ruben.

Kim Cooper also offers a rare after hours tour by the restaurant’s fourth generation owner, as well as a chat with director John Dullaghan, (Bukowski: Born Into This),about the making of his film and stories about Hollywood’s Bukowski-centric Baroque Bookstore and its late, cantankerous owner Red Stodolsky.

Estouric actually has a solid week of action, complete with gelato from Scoops in flavors inspired by the poet, who wrote:

the intermingling odors:
hard unwashed socks
pissed and shitted