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Wed, Nov 01


The Los Angeles Breakfast Club

LABC Presents: George Pal, Man of Tomorrow

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

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LABC Presents: George Pal, Man of Tomorrow
LABC Presents: George Pal, Man of Tomorrow

Time & Location

Nov 01, 2023, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

The Los Angeles Breakfast Club, 3201 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA


About the event

ABOUT THE BOOK: Author Justin Humphreys' new biography George Pal: Man of Tomorrow chronicles the life and films of the trailblazing producer/director/animator who fathered modern science fiction cinema. Pal’s classics like Destination Moon, When Worlds Collide, The War of the Worlds, and The Time Machine were a quantum leap forward for the genre and inspired generations of filmmakers. Authorized by the George Pal Estate, Justin Humphreys’ compelling biography involved twenty years of exhaustive research -- including unprecedented access to the Pal family’s archive -- and features dozens of new interviews with many of Pal’s coworkers, family members, and admirers. Profusely illustrated, this is the definitive biography of this visionary, Academy Award-winning movie futurist and fantasist.

Humphreys will be selling his new book, George Pal: Man of Tomorrow, at the event, but also taking pre-orders for it prior to his talk. If you wish to pre-order it beforehand, please email him at

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Justin Humphreys is a writer, film historian, and curator. He works extensively with movie props, costumes, and other memorabilia for Bonhams Auctions and the Academy Museum, among others. His other books include the Rondo Award-winning The Dr. Phibes Companion. George Pal: Man of Tomorrow is his fourth book and his fifth book is nearing completion.

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!

Note: Membership discounts are a benefit for members current with their dues. If you would like to apply to become a member, click here for more information.

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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