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Wed, Aug 16


Los Angeles

Ernie in Kovacsland: Josh Mills and Pat Thomas

Enjoy a catered breakfast, silly songs, club traditions, and special presentation each week at the historic Los Angeles Breakfast Club.

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Ernie in Kovacsland: Josh Mills and Pat Thomas
Ernie in Kovacsland: Josh Mills and Pat Thomas

Time & Location

Aug 16, 2023, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Los Angeles, 3201 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA


About the event

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION: Ernie Kovacs was Television’s Original Genius, who used the medium of television in its infancy like no other. His comedy shaped how we see television from his first show in the 1950s and into the early 1960s, and Kovacs influenced everyone from Saturday Night Live to David Letterman to Conan O’Brien to Wayne Brady to Kids in the Hall. On July 18th, a new book from the Ernie Kovacs Estate was released: Ernie in Kovacsland: Writings, Drawings and Letters from Television’s Original Genius .

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS: Josh Mills is the host of the Rarified Heir Podcast, he also runs the estates of legendary comedian Ernie Kovacs, his mother; actress Edie Adams, and his celebrity photographer father Martin Mills. Josh’s first book, co-written with Pat Thomas (and Ben Model) is Ernie in Kovacsland: Writings, Drawings and Photographs from Television’s Original Genius.

Pat Thomas is the author of Listen, Whitey! The sounds of Black Power 1965-1975 and Did It! Jerry Rubin: An American Revolutionary and co-editor of Invitation to Openness: The Jazz & Soul Photography of Les McCann 1960-1980.

He is co-editor of My Week Beats Your Year: Encounters with Lou Reed and a contributor to Kerouac on Record: A Literary Soundtrack. He co-wrote Ernie in Kovacsland, and one of his forthcoming books is a visual tome of Allen’s personal papers: Material Wealth: The Personal Archives of Allen Ginsberg, in co-operation with the Estate of Allen Ginsberg.

ABOUT THE CLUB: Founded in 1925, the Los Angeles Breakfast Club still thrives with food, friendship, and fun. Our meetings are held in our clubhouse, Friendship Auditorium, located at 3201 Riverside Drive, near the corner of Los Feliz Boulevard, in Griffith Park. Best described as a variety show, attendees enjoy a catered breakfast, silly songs, club traditions, and an interesting presentation from a guest speaker.

TICKETS: Sales on close 48 hours before breakfast. Non-members are $25 and Members receive a 25% discount when logged into their Membership Portal.

Please arrive between 6:45 - 7:00 AM sharp! Doors close at 7:15 AM. Your admission includes a buffet breakfast, enjoyment of our 98-year-old club traditions, plus a special presentation from our Speaker of the Week!

HEALTH & SAFETY: Surgical disposable face masks or medical-grade masks (i.e., KN95, KF94, N95) are strongly recommended when not eating or drinking, especially during the cold and flu season, and will be provided on request.

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