695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Events at Vroman's
Impro Theatre’s “LA Noir Unscripted” features the theatre group performing improvised comic scenes of dirty deeds by dangerous dames and shadowy tales of trench-coated mobsters, highlighting the dark, seedy underbelly of 1940s and ‘50s Southern California, inspired by authors including James M. Cain, Dashell Hammett and Raymond Chandler starting at 7 p.m. The group will take questions afterwards and discuss their upcoming Oct. 14 show at the John Anson Ford Amphitheater.
Tom Zimmerman and J. Eric Lynxwiler Discuss and Sign Spectacular Illumination: Neon Los Angeles 1925-1965 at Vroman's Bookstore
Tom Zimmerman and J. Eric Lynxwiler discuss and sign Spectacular Illumination: Neon Los Angeles 1925-1965, 7 p.m. on Monday, September 12 at Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101. Spectacular Illumination: Neon Los Angeles 1925-1965 is a unique, and indeed, spectacular collection of vintage photos that showcases the glowing neon heritage of the City of Angels. L.A. has long been recognized as the most vibrant city in the U.S., with part of its radiance coming from the signs lining its streets during the Golden Age of neon from 1925 to 1965. Photographer and historian Tom Zimmerman shows images depicting, in both color and black-and-white, what Raymond Chandler, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and countless other writers have tried to put into words. More than 200 stunning images fill its pages, mostly in the era’s predominant black-and-white photography — photos that attest to the amazing communicative power of neon.