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LABC Presents: The Greatest Westerns Ever Made with True West’s Henry C. Parke

May 1 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Enjoy a catered breakfast, silly songs, club traditions, and special presentation each week at the historic Los Angeles Breakfast Club.

ABOUT THE BOOK: Screenwriter and film historian Henry C. Parke has spent the better part of the past 15 years documenting the Western’s past, present, and future for True West magazine and the INSP network. His new book, The Greatest Westerns Ever Made, and the People Who Made Them, is an eclectic collection of about eighty of the articles he’s written as the Film and TV Editor of True West. It was released by Two Dot Books earlier this year.

Henry will lead the audience through the history of Westerns, from the silent era, through B-movies, A-pictures, noir-ish post-World War II Westerns, Spaghetti Westerns, TV series & finally to the big-screen and small-screen Westerns of today. He’ll speak about his tremendous good luck in interviewing filmmakers and performers, including directors Walter Hill (The Long Riders, Geronimo, Wild Bill) and Simon Wincer (Lonesome Dove, Quigley Down Under), actors Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall and Tom Selleck, wild men like Bruce Dern, as well as the too-often neglected American Indian performers, and women, both in front of and behind the camera.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Brooklyn-born, L.A.-based writer and film historian Henry C. Parke joined the Young Filmmakers Foundation in his teens, and graduated from New York University’s School of Film and Television. He has been Film & TV Editor for True West since 2015, has written Henry’s Western Round-up, the online report on Western film production, since 2010, and writes twice-monthly articles for the INSP Channel’s blog. His screenwriting credits include Speedtrap (1977) and Double Cross (1994). He’s the first writer welcomed into The Western Writers of America for his work in electronic media. Henry has recorded audio commentary for nearly thirty Western Blu-rays, and is featured in the Turner Classic Movies documentary short TCM Movie Fanatics: Westerns. Henry has been married to his wife, Stephanie, for over thirty years, and their daughter, Sabrina, is a documentary Producer.

ABOUT THE CLUB: Founded in 1925, the Los Angeles Breakfast Club still thrives with food, friendship, and fun. Our meetings are held in our clubhouse, Friendship Auditorium, located at 3201 Riverside Drive, near the corner of Los Feliz Boulevard, in Griffith Park. Best described as a variety show, attendees enjoy a catered breakfast, silly songs, club traditions, and an interesting presentation from a guest speaker.

TICKETS: Sales on close 48 hours before breakfast. Non-members are $25 and Members receive a 25% discount when logged into their Membership Portal.

Please arrive between 6:45 – 7:00 AM sharp! Doors close at 7:15 AM. Your admission includes a buffet breakfast, enjoyment of our 99-year-old club traditions, plus a special presentation from our Speaker of the Week!

For our ticket refund and exchange policy, please click here.

Note: Membership discounts are a benefit for members current with their dues. If you would like to apply to become a member, click here for more information.

HEALTH & SAFETY: Surgical disposable face masks or medical-grade masks (i.e., KN95, KF94, N95) are strongly recommended when not eating or drinking, especially during the cold and flu season, and will be provided on request.

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Friendship Auditorium
3201 Riverside Dr
Los Angeles,90027United States
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