‘Gangster Squad’ Author Paul Lieberman at January 10 Literary Evening
Author Paul Lieberman will speak about his book Gangster Squad, the basis of an upcoming Warner Bros. film of the same name, at the January 10 Friends of the USC Libraries Literary Evening. An award-winning investigative journalist, Lieberman revealed through meticulous research the secret history of an LAPD unit that waged war against Los Angeles mobster Mickey Cohen in the 1940s and 1950s.
Gangster Squad, directed by Ruben Fleischer and starring Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, and Josh Brolin, opens Friday, January 11. It will be eligible for the 2014 USC Libraries Scripter Award, which honors the year's best adaptation of the written word into film.
Admission includes parking and costs $15 for Friends of the USC Libraries members or $25 for non-members. The reception begins at 6:00 p.m. in Doheny Library's Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall. Lieberman's lecture starts at 6:45 p.m. RSVP online or by calling (213) 740-1744.