had the pleasure to attend the VIP preview for the new exhibit
"Roadside America--Through the Lens of John Margolies"
at The Henry Ford. Margolies, a world-renowned author and
photographer, took us on a road trip across America's landscape.
He drove over 100,000 miles on the back roads zig-zagging
the United States while taking pictures of quirky signs with
unusual architectural design. He spent decades photographing
miscellaneous signage. With his eye for detail and being at
the right place at the right time, he photographed sites just
prior to their disappearance. His archives of photographs
are humorous and inspiring. [6.19.15]
than 150,000 book lovers descended on the University of Southern
California campus for the 20th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival
of Books. It featured more than 540 authors, 34 poets, 16
musical performances, 13 food trucks, 11 artists, nine stages
and three movie screenings. Actor Jon Cryer made a bet with
his publisher that he couldn’t get a book deal. Low
and behold, he lost the challenge and had to start writing.
His book, “So That Happened: A Memoir” includes
a section on working with Charlie Sheen on the hit CBS sitcom
“Two and a Half Men.” “It is about surviving
a truly strange business for 30-plus years,” Cryer said.
“It started out as a wild ride and only got wilder as
my career went on."