DATELINE HOLLYWOOD: HARLAN ELLISON BLAST!
BROOKLYN GOES HOLLYWOOD as KICKS BOOKS heads West to present author HARLAN ELLISON at the esteemed LA LUZ GALLERY AND SOAP PLANT for a reading/signing blowout spectacular unlike any the world has witnessed... the event begins at legendary hangout and sheer salon to greasers and pomp hoppers everywhere! Coif sculptor impressario Sweeney Todd has created, especially for Mr Ellison and this day in history, the "Cheech Beldone" cut. Get one for the occasion! Then run the half block gauntlet to the SOAP PLANT to experience Mr. Ellison reading, for the first time in history, from his 1959 writings, collected now by KICKS BOOKS in the twin volumes PULLING A TRAIN and GETTING IN THE WIND!
HARLAN GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
Saturday, July 13, 2 – 5 pm - An Afternoon Reading, Signing and Haircut Party with Author Harlan Ellison
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
and Soap Plant
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
The event begins at Sweeny Todd’s Barber Shop
4639 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Join the greatest living JD author (a/k/a "writer of juvenile delinquent fiction" for non-teen gangster types) Harlan Ellison for this rare event as he arrives at in grand style at La Luz de Jesus’ neighboring vintage clip joint, Sweeny Todd’s Barber Shop, for a specially designed trim by shop curator Sween Lahman and is then escorted to the gallery for a reading, and signing of his Kicks Books releases, Pulling a Train and Getting in the Wind. Limited edition 11 x 17 posters of the book covers will be available at this event. It will be an afternoon of pizzazz and vinegar with a true living legend!
|Photo: Chris Cuffaro|
California artist Les Toil’s two torrid cover paintings form a seamless image of the true Sex Gang pack-- street vixens who won't take "no" for an answer, alley rats who find the flash of a blade intoxicating, boulevard dolls who delight in the muffled cry of a face crushed beneath scuffed stiletto heels. This is real life set to the sounds of sirens echoing down the dead end streets of America. The edge of forever... starts at the waterfront.
Kicks Books is an independent publisher based in Brooklyn NY, whose "hip pocket paperback" line reflects the pulp obsessions of founder, M. Linna. A longtime collector of printed matter, and paperback books in particular, Linna fulfilled a promise to a friend by publishing his rehab writings in book form. Kicks Books’ roster features titles by music legends Kim Fowley, Andre Williams, Sun Ra, journalist and novelist Nick Toshes, British beat verse master Royston Ellis and American road poet laureate Charles Plymell.
For more information about Pulling a Train, Getting in the Wind and Kicks Books, contact Paige Turner at 917-671-7884 or 718-789-4438