Today is Todd Hughes & P David Ebersole Day on The WOW Report… with not one, two or three but 4 posts!
Filmmaking real-life partners Ebersole & Hughes are trying to make me look bad. They have a new documentary out My Name is Lopez, the just redid a mansion in Merida Mexico AND they both have new books.
As I tell them, if I didn’t like them so much I’d HATE them.
P David Ebersole’s novel 99 Miles From LA is described like this,
A hard-boiled crime story with a bi-sexual love triangle peppered with double-crosses. A music professor, an unhappily married woman, and a Mexican bartender band together to steal a buried fortune.
I’m currently reading it and I’m not just saying this, it grabs you from the beginning… a friend of David’s described it as a great summer read, which he wondered was maybe a back-handed insult? Nope. Perfect for December, as well.
David toured with his book first, which came out earlier in the year.
Todd Hughes Lunch with Lizabeth is deeply personal as he had a friendship with the actress near the end of her life. It came out on her 100th birthday.
Lizabeth Scott reigned in Hollywood as the queen of film noir. By the time obsessed fan and gay filmmaker Todd Hughes sat down to lunch with her at Musso & Frank in Hollywood, she had largely outlived her fame. The two of them formed a unique bond and an enduring friendship that spanned twenty years.
One of the very last vestiges of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Lizabeth reveals to Hughes her ebullient personality and zest for life while shedding insight into her fabulously brief career as an international film star, recording artist and mistress to one of Hollywood’s biggest producers.
They stumble over homosexuality, art and politics but always manage to find a way to navigate the turn of the century.
Todd is reading Lunch at LA’s Book Soup,
Thurs, December 15, at 9 PM
And online on Friday, December 16 he’ll be in in conversation with LA Public Library‘s librarian Stella Mittelbach. It streams live on the library’s Youtube channel.
I have to say, I’m not reading it yet as I have now forgotten to buy a signed copy on my last three visits to their house.
Speaking of casas, you can see pictures of their newly christened Casita Galore in my #RealEstatePorn post and two other posts on a fab party they gave me last weekend, as well as a post on their award-winning documentary films that includes Mansfield 66/67, Dear Mom Love, Cher and House of Cardin.