Malibu - Publication Party for Ken LaZebnik's "Hollywood Digs"
Diesel, A Bookstore in Malibu welcomes Ken LaZebnik to the store to celebrate the publication of his new book, Hollywood Digs: An Archaeology of Shadows, on Sunday, March 30th at 3pm.
In a series of fourteen elegant essays, accompanied by more than sixty duotone photographs by Hollywood master Leigh Wiener, Hollywood Digs unearths shards of film history that have rarely seen the light of day. Here are the rises and demises of Hollywood luminaries and lesser-known (yet equally fascinating) workers in the industry, with a focus on Malibu and Studio City. There's Jock Mahoney, legendary stuntman and Hollywood’s thirteenth Tarzan; F. Scott Fitzgerald living, towards the end of his life, in a cottage on the Encino estate of film butler Edward Everett Horton; and Micky Moore, who spent eighty-four years in the industry, first as a child actor with Mary Pickford and later as the fabled second-unit director of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Through deft, idiosyncratic portraits of these and many others (including Paul Newman, Frank Sinatra, and Judy Garland, to name a few) this is a true Hollywood dig, peeling back layers of show business to uncover a shared history, a story of American dreams.
Ken LaZebnik is a playwright and screenwriter. He has a long history of writing for Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion radio show, and he has also written for TV shows such as Touched by an Angel, Star Trek: Enterprise, and Providence. His plays include On The Spectrum, which was awarded a Steinberg Citation from the American Theatre Critics Association, Vestibular Sense, League of Nations, and Calvinisms.