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Norman Mailer Added as a Speaker in the Music Center Speaker Series at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Famed author Norman Mailer will be the featured speaker at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on June 7, 2007 as part of the Music Center Speaker Series.  Entitled Norman Mailer-In Conversation with John Buffalo Mailer, the renowned playwright will appear with his son on the date that was originally scheduled for the late Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Norman Mailer is an innovator of creative nonfiction as well as a journalist, playwright, screenwriter and film director.  He received several nominations for the Nobel Prize for Literature and was one of the founders of The Village Voice.  He also won a National Book Award and two Pulitzer Prizes.  Mailer’s "The Naked and the Dead", based on his personal experiences during World War II, was named one of the "100 best novels " by the Modern Library.

His son playwright and author, John Buffalo Mailer has made a name for himself as the author of the socially conscious plays "Hello Herman" and "Crazy Eyes".   Active in the theater circuit, he is also Founder of Back House Productions in New York City.

In 2005 the Mailers published "The Big Empty: Dialogues on Politics, Sex, God Boxing Morality, Myth, Poker and Bad Conscience in America."

The Speaker Series also includes guests George Will on April 30, Joan Didion on May 7, Fareed Zakaria on May 14 and Bob Woodward on June 8.

Single tickets range from $50-$120 and can be purchased by calling         213.480.3232           , going to or by stopping at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion box office.  Tickets already purchased for Kurt Vonnegut Jr’s appearance will be honored.


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