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Ken LaZebnik shares the secrets of Hollywood in his new book, which digs out stories of unexpected and astounding lives. He will share his experience working with Peter O’Toole on “Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas Cottage,” which combined the grace of O’Toole with the crazy unpredictability of the “Painter of Light” Kinkade. Ken LaZebnik — co-author of Robert Altman’s last film PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION, and writer/producer of over a hundred hours of network television - unearths film history from Hollywood’s Golden Age in his new book Hollywood Digs: An Archaeology of Shadows. Join him as he tells the story of a film which combined the impeccable Peter O’Toole with the immensely popular artist — and secret alcoholic — Thomas Kinkade. His book also chronicles the romantic and tragic saga of Jock Mahoney, legendary stuntman and Hollywood’s thirteenth Tarzan; F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life in a cottage on the estate of film butler Edward Everett Horton; and the story of the real Gidget — who is alive, well, and Jewish. In a Q&A, LaZebnik will give readers an insider’s look at how Hollywood works, sharing his own experience of success and failure. “These essays are wonderful untold histories behind the people, places and movies of Hollywood. Ken LaZebnik is a gentle soul with an eye for story and a gift for words, which makes it amazing that he’s ever had a day of work in this town.” — Brian Rooney. About the Author: Ken LaZebnik writes for television, film and the theater. His work includes collaborating with Garrison Keillor on Robert Altman’s last film, A Prairie Home Companion, many years of writing for hour-long television dramas, and ten plays, two of which have won citations from The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA). His most recent play, On the Spectrum, was commissioned by The Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis in 2011 and was voted by the ATCA as one of the three best new plays premiered outside New York City. On The Spectrum premiered in Los Angeles in March of 2013, at the Fountain Theatre. LaZebnik wrote the film Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas Cottage, which featured Peter O’Toole and Marcia Gay Harden. For television, he has written on series as varied as Touched By An Angel, Army Wives, When Calls The Heart, Providence, and Star Trek: Enterprise. During his seven-year tenure on Touched By An Angel, he wrote over twenty episodes. He wrote three PBS specials for their series “In Concert at the White House,” which were filmed in the East Room of the White House. LaZebnik is the Founding Director of the proposed Stephens College Low-Residency MFA in TV and Screenwriting, a new low-residency MFA to be based in Los Angeles. About the Book: “This incredible collection of essays, each one a true gem, digs in below the surface of Hollywood’s famous and unknown. Like a true anthropologist, LaZebnik uncovers the telling details that illuminate whole lives. With the flair of a short story writer he ranges from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s abode in a film butler’s cottage, Jack Nicholson’s early auditions, and the origins of that lovable beach bunny, Gidget among others.” Anne Carlini, annecarlini.com
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