West Hollywood Library, City Council Chambers West Hollywood, CA
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Making Love Letters
"Making Love Letters" is an educational (and entertaining!) fundraising event presented by The Lavender Effect, a not-for-profit project of Community Partners spearheading a LGBTQ Museum and Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The event will be a unique combination of drama and discussion.
A panel will discuss the historical and cultural impact of the landmark 1982 film Making Love, the first major studio movie to feature positive gay role models; selected clips from the film will be shown. Participants include:
- A. Scott Berg, who came up with the idea for the film. Berg won the Pulitzer Prize for his biography of Charles Lindbergh, and his highly-anticipated biography of Woodrow Wilson will be published by G. P. Putnam's Sons in September.
- Barry Sandler, who wrote the screenplay. Sandler is a writer and producer whose many other films include Kansas City Bomber, The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox, and The Mirror Crack'd. He is the recipient of the GLAAD Media Award and the Outfest Gay Pioneer Award.
The drama will come when several of Hollywood's best young actors read excerpts from the many letters Sandler received from viewers of the film, telling him how it changed their lives by finally showing positive gay role models in a major motion picture.
General admission tickets will be available for $20, with VIP tickets at $50. VIP tickets include a private reception, ensure reserved premier seating, and enable donors to make a more generous contribution to The Lavender Effect.
"Making Love Letters" will take place at the West Hollywood Library Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard; free parking with validation at the event.
Event Producers: Bob Dallmeyer & Dan Berkowitz.
West Hollywood Library, City Council Chambers (View)
625 N San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069