Rothenberg Hall, The Huntington Library

1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108

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Talk and Book Signing – In Conversation with Liz Goldwyn

Author and filmmaker Liz Goldwyn discusses her book Sporting Guide: Los Angeles, 1897 (Regan Arts, 2015) a series of interlinked stories that evoke a lost world on the margins of Los Angeles society in the 1890s.

Long before the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, Los Angeles was a city where dreamers came to make their fortunes—and where a madam named Pearl Morton entertained the city’s most powerful politicians and entrepreneurs inside her namesake brothel.

LAVA Visionary William Deverell, director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, talks with Goldwyn about her research (much of it conducted at The Huntington) and about the creative process that fictionalizes the real-life people and events of a tumultuous era. A book signing follows the program, which is free with reservations required. (Click the “buy ticket” link above to reserve). The Café will be open until 7:15 p.m. before the start of this event.