Hollywood Pioneer Rita Lakin
Thursday, February 7
7:30pm, Library Reading Room
At a time when Hollywood television was almost exclusively male, Rita Lakin, a young widow, longed to enter the glitzy world of show business, where she hoped to provide a better life for her three young children. A lifelong writer, Rita did not let her outsider status hold her back. Soon she made her way from secretary at Universal to head writer for hit shows like "Dr. Kildare" and "The Mod Squad."
When she left showbiz after an illustrious 25-year career writing, editing, and producing for primetime and daytime TV, she ventured into writing novels, creating a humorous crime series about elderly private eyes called Getting Old Is Murder.
Come hear Rita's riveting Hollywood tales firsthand in this rare appearance!
Doors open at 7pm. Sponsored by the Friends of the San Anselmo Library and the Library Parcel Tax.
Previous Tunstead Live events:
June 2018 -- Sauce Piquante Cajun-Creole Concert February 2018 -- Tango: A Romantic Ritual October 2017 -- Love and Ghost Stories from South of the Border with Olga Loya
June 2017 -- Kitka Trio Concert
October 2016 -- Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California
June 2016 -- Then and Now: Railroads in our Backyards
February 2016 -- Island Journeys, a Hawaiian and Hula Dance Showcase
October 2015 -- The Mysterious Stranger: Chilling Poems and Spooky Stories of Edgar Allan Poe
June 2015 -- The Landscape of the Great Highland Bagpipe
February 2015 -- San Anselmo Public Library's 100th Birthday Party
November 2014 -- Opera Night with Golden Gate Opera
February 2014 -- History of Chocolate
November 2013 -- The Author's Journey