On Saturday, August 19th at 7pm I will be giving a book launch and rollicking slide talk on my new “Greetings from Los Angeles” at Soap Plant-Wacko in Los Feliz. The book is a comprehensive, humorous history of Greater Los Angeles as told through vintage postcards, photographs, brochures, matchbooks and other dazzling ephemera.
SPECIAL BONUS: CHASEN’S FAMOUS CHILI
Following the slide talk, samples of Chasen’s famous chili prepared by chef Lauren LeBaron – based upon Chasen’s top-secret recipe – will be served. Starting in 1936 from a tiny chili parlor called Chasen’s Southern Pit Barbeque in Beverly Hills, former vaudevillian Dave Chasen quickly expanded to a full-fledged – and much beloved – classic restaurant that became home to the Academy Awards after-party.