Veronica Gelakoska, author of "Pig ‘n Whistle," part of the Arcadia Images in America series and Los Angeles Magazine columnist /preservation and vintage culture expert, Chris Nichols will give an illustrated talk on the Pig ‘n Whistle, Melody Lane, Hody’s and other popular Los Angeles restaurants of the 1920s – 40s. Followed by a screening of MILDRED PIERCE, featuring Joan Crawford as a divorced mother who must take a job as a waitress to support her demanding daughter’s desires. Eventually she becomes a successful Los Angeles restauranteur...and trouble ensues… "She tried to kiss off a crime."
Slices of Mildred Pierce’s famous fruit pies will be for sale at this screening! Larry Edmonds will host a booksigning of "Pig 'n Whistle" with Veronica Gelakoska after the lecture, prior to the screening.