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Sin and the Silver Screen: The Birth of Spirited Hollywood

  • The Pikey Cafe & Bar 7617 W. Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA, 90046 United States (map)

Lesley Jacobs Solmonson & David Solmonson, the husband-and-wife authors of The 12 Bottle Bar and publishers of, tell the story of Hollywood's transformation from a dry, well-churched town to the epicenter of nightclub culture. Their presentation features the rise and Golden Age of the Hollywood nightclub, tales from its most popular establishments, and "house drinks" from several famous clubs, including the Cocoanut Grove, Embassy Club, and Café Montmarte. Admission includes farm-to-table food pairings courtesy celebrated chef Ralph Johnson.

Tickets are $40 in advance, $35 for SoFAB-MOTAC and USBG members, and $50 at the door. If you have any issues with the ticketing software or would prefer to make your reservation on the phone, please call us at 504-267-7490. Tickets may be refunded or exchanged up to 48 hours prior to the event. After 48 hours no refunds will be available.

About the Presenters

David Solmonson
An avid home-bartending enthusiast, David is a screenwriter and media executive by trade. He is married to author Lesley Jacobs Solmonson.  David is BarSmarts certified.

Lesley Solmonson
SoFAB Magazine Editor Lesley Jacobs Solmonson is co-creator of the Saveur-nominated and co-author of the recently published The 12 Bottle Bar, a guide to making cocktails easy and accessible for the home bartender. The Los Angeles resident is spirits and wine writer at LA Weekly, on the editorial staff of Chilled Magazine, and a contributor to Her first book, Gin: A Global History, was published in 2012. Her next, Liqueur: A Global History, will tell the fascinating story of fortified spirits. She has written for many food, drink, and lifestyle publications, including Gourmet, Wine Enthusiast, and Santa Barbara, and serves on the Advisory Board of The Museum of the American Cocktail.