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07/01/2013

Hollywood author speaks at SIR #92





Laurie Jacobson, celebrated Hollywood author and reigning expert on Hollywood mysteries and scandals, appearing regularly on radio and television, including E!, CNN, Mike Wallace's 20th Century, Entertainment Tonight, Art Bell, A&E, History Channel, Discovery Channel, TVland and AMC, will be the speaker for the July 9 SIR Branch # 92 meeting.

A reformed stand-up comic, Jacobson worked in Harvey Lembeck's Comedy Improv Workshop for years with classmates Robin Williams, John Larroquette and John Ritter. While performing with improv groups, Laurie immersed herself in the history of those who came before her. The stories she uncovered during this period became the basis for her debut book, Hollywood Heartbreak, a 75-year history of Hollywood told through the lives and deaths of 31 people. Following its publication, Jacobson emerged as a leading Hollywood historian.

Since then, she has written and produced numerous documentaries, television series and specials.

SIR Branch #92 meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Berger Center, 6637 Oakmont Drive. Social hour starts at 11 a.m. with lunch at noon catered by Café Europe. Any Oakmont men interested in attending this presentation and/or membership should contact George Keller, 539-7618.




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