Welcome Back Local Author Tom Sturges

Thursday, October 3rd - 7:00pm at {pages}

This event is free. All are welcome. RSVPs appreciated.

Please join {pages} in welcoming back local friend and author Tom Sturges to discuss his new book Preston Sturges: The Last Years of Hollywood's First Writer-Director. 

Few directors of the 1930s and '40s were as distinctive and popular as Preston Sturges, whose whipsmart comedies have entertained audiences for decades. Beginning with a foreword by Peter Bogdanovich, this book offers a new critical appreciation of Sturges' whole oeuvre, incorporating a detailed study of the last ten years of his life from new primary sources. Preston Sturges details the many unfinished projects of Sturges' last decade, including films, plays, TV series and his autobiography. Drawing on diaries, sketchbooks, correspondence, unpublished screenplays and more, Nick Smedley and Tom Sturges present the writer-director's final years in more detail than we've ever seen, showing a master still at work--even if very little of that work ultimately made it to the screen or stage.

 

 

Event address: 
{pages} a Bookstore
904 Manhattan Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Books: 
Preston Sturges: The Last Years of Hollywood's First Writer-Director Cover Image
$29.50
ISBN: 9781783209927
Availability: In Stock
Published: Intellect Ltd - September 2nd, 2019