Paul Hirsch and Howard Kazanjian Book Signings
Paul Hirsch and Howard Kazanjian Book Signings
Join us for two Star Wars–inspired in-person book signings with film editor Paul Hirsch and producer Howard Kazanjian.
Join us in the museum’s Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby on May the 4th for two Star Wars–inspired book signings!
Meet Academy Award–winning film editor Paul Hirsch for an in-person book signing of A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away: My Fifty Years Editing Hollywood Hits - Star Wars, Carrie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Mission: Impossible, and More.
A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away provides a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most influential films of the last fifty years as seen through the eyes of Hirsch, the Oscar-winning film editor who worked on such classics as George Lucas’s Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)—for which he won an Academy Award—and Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Brian De Palma’s Carrie (1976) and Mission: Impossible (1996), Herbert Ross’s Footloose (1984) and Steel Magnolias (1989), John Hughes’s Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) and Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), Joel Schumacher’s Falling Down (1993), and Taylor Hackford’s Ray (2004)—for which Hirsch received his second Oscar nomination.
Meet Howard Kazanjian for an in-person book signing of biography Howard Kazanjian: A Producer’s Life, written by J. W. Rinzler.
Howard Kazanjian, a film producer whose career spans fifty years, has collaborated with Hollywood legends such as Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Sam Peckinpah, Steven Spielberg, and George Lucas, and has worked on such classics as Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), and Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983). Complete with personal anecdotes from the front lines, and coupled with rare archival photographs, this full-length biography tells the story of Kazanjian’s rise in Hollywood and takes us behind the scenes of the producer’s role in some of the biggest blockbusters in film history.
Tickets are $30 for each book separately; $55 for both. Tickets include access to the event and a signed copy of the book(s). You must have a ticket to attend the book signing.
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Monday, November 27, 2023
The Book of Rhyme & Reason Book Signing + Screening
On the heels of the book release, we will be hosting director, Peter Spirer, for a meet and greet signing, followed by a discussion with the director and special guest, and a screening of Rhyme and Reason.
December 9. 2023
Agnes Varda: Director's Inspiration Book Signing and Conversation
To celebrate the release of the museum’s new catalogue Agnès Varda: Director’s Inspiration, please join us for a conversation on Varda’s art, life, and legacy with book editor Matt Severson and contributing authors Manohla Dargis and Peter Debruge.
Spike Lee Signing Event
An exclusive book signing of SPIKE, with rare photographs and director’s commentary from Spike Lee, in partnership with Chronicle Books.
Matthew A. Cherry Signing Event
Join us for a book signing with author, Academy Award-winning director, and former NFL wide receiver Matthew A. Cherry.
My Place in the Sun Book Signing
Book signing for My Place in the Sun with author George Stevens Jr.
Grease: The Director’s Notebook Book Signing
Join us at the Academy Museum Store for a book signing with Grease director Randal Kleiser. Tickets include a copy of Kleiser’s new book Grease: The Director's Notebook.
Sat, Aug 13, 2022
Commemorate what would have been the 100th birthday of actor and singer Doris Day with a book signing of Doris Day: Images of a Hollywood Icon, followed by a screening of Day’s film Pillow Talk
Thu, Sep 25, 2022
Book Signing with Howard Berger and Marshall Julius
Join Oscar-winning Make-up Effects artist Howard Berger and veteran film journalist Marshall Julius for a book signing of their new publication Masters of Make-up Effects: A Century of Practical Magic.
Sat, Oct 8, 2022
Kid del Toro Book Signing and Family Workshop
Join CHOGRIN, the author of Kid del Toro, for a reading and book signing followed by a family workshop creating mini monsters!
Fri, Nov 11, 2022
Book Signing: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The Ultimate Visual History
Join us for a book signing ofE.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The Ultimate Visual History—the definitive account of the motion picture phenomenon and a must-have for fans of the beloved Steven Spielberg classic.
Saturday Nov 5, 2022
Día de Muertos with Lil’ Libros Book Signing and Family Workshop
Join Lil’ Libros founders Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein, the authors of La Catrina: Emotions/Emociones, and Mariana Galvez, author of Where is? / ¿Dónde está? Mi Ofrenda,for a reading and book signing followed by a family workshop.
Saturday, November 5, 2022
Gallery Conversation: The Academy and the Award with Bruce Davis and Randy Haberkamp
Bruce Davis and Randy Haberkamp discuss Davis’s new book, The Academy and the Award.
Sunday, Jan 29, 2023
Byways Book Signing with Oscar-Winning Cinematographer Sir Roger A. Deakins
Join author and Oscar-winning cinematographer Sir Roger A. Deakins for a signing of his new book, Byways.
February 26, 2023
Saturday, March 4, 2023
Dressing Up the Stars Book Signing and Family Workshop
Join author Jeanne Walker Harvey for a reading and book signing of Dressing Up the Stars: The Story of Movie Costume Designer Edith Head followed by a family workshop.
Saturday, July 29, 2023
The Art of Ruth E. Carter: Book Signing and Conversation
Join the Academy Museum for an evening with two-time Academy Award–winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter (Do the Right Thing, Black Panther) for an illustrative look at her legendary career. Conversation moderated by Academy Museum Director and President Jaqueline Stewart.
Friday, June 23, 2023
Gallery Conversation in Partnership with the Los Angeles LGBT Center: Stories of PRIDE with Tre’vell Anderson
Learn more about author Tre’vell Anderson and LGBTQ+ representation in film.
Saturday, September 9, 2023
Designing Jaws with Joe Alves
Join the museum for a conversation and book signing with production designer Joe Alves and author Dennis Prince of Joe Alves: Designing Jaws.
September 17, 2023
John Waters: Pope of Trash Book Signing
Join us for a special meet and greet and signing with John Waters at the Academy Museum.
Sunday, October 8, 2023
Be Bold! Be Brave! and Fearless Trailblazers Book Signing and Family Workshop
Join author Naibe Reynoso for a reading of her books Be Bold! Be Brave! and Fearless Trailblazers, which celebrate the accomplishments of Latinos who made US history. Followed by a family workshop in our Shirley Temple Education Studio.
Sunday, October 15, 2023
Sofia Coppola: Archive Book Signing and Conversation
Join the Academy Museum as we welcome director and Academy Award–winning screenwriter Sofia Coppola for a signing of her book Archive and conversation with our Teen Council.
Saturday, November 4, 2023
Día de Muertos & Alebrijes Book Signing and Family Workshop
Celebrate Día de Muertos and learn to draw alebrijes with illustrator Hazel Quintanilla.