Library Hosts ‘American Grotesque’ Author

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Larry Lytle, author of “American Grotesque: The Life and Art of William Mortensen,” will speak at Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre St., at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28.

Lytle’s work is a retrospective of images by Mortensen, a Laguna Beach resident and Hollywood photographer who pioneered technical innovations and inspired use of special effects predating modern day digital manipulation and Photoshop.

Lytle also wrote a second book about Mortensen, “The Command To Look: A Master Photographer’s Method for Controlling the Human Gaze.”

Children Pick Up the Beat

Brooke Briggs
Brooke Briggs

Brooke Briggs leads a 10:30 a.m. musical story time Tuesday, March 31, at Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre St.

Each child participates at his or her own level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching, or exploring musical instruments. The whole family is welcome.

 

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