Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Wed, Oct 10, 2012
7:30pm
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Book Signing with Authors of Jim Tully's Biography! Lost Film!
LAUGHTER IN HELL

Born in Ohio to Irish immigrants, Jim Tully grew up on the road in the company of boxers, carnies, and hoboes. His arrival in Hollywood coincided with the birth of the motion picture industry, and for three decades, Tully balanced film business journalism with writing about the American underclass in such critically acclaimed novels as Beggars of Life and Shanty Irish.

Authors Mark Dawidziak and Paul Bauer will sign copies of their book Jim Tully: American Writer, Irish Rover, Hollywood Brawler at 6:30 PM in the Egyptian lobby and introduce the screening at 7:30 PM.

Lost Film!

LAUGHTER IN HELL
1933, Universal, 70 min, USA, Dir: Edward L. Cahn

Irish mine worker Barney Slaney (Pat O'Brien) finds his wife in bed with another man and kills them both; when he decides to do the right thing by turning himself in, his troubles really begin. Barney is sentenced to life in prison, and it turns out that the brother of the man he killed is in charge of his chain gang. Barney quickly realizes that his life is going to be a living hell...unless he can find a way to turn the tables on his oppressor. Once thought lost, this controversial pre-Code gem is one of the great social realist films of the early 1930s.


Jim Tully is also celebrated at UCLA Special Collections on October 11 with a lecture, a walking tour of Tully's Hollywood on October 14, and a LAVA Salon at Musso & Frank on October 15.
Egyptian Theatre • Wed, Oct 10, 2012 • 7:30pm
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