Of All The Gin Joints

September 24, 2014 5:16 PM

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Of All The Gin Joints

Writer Mark Bailey and artist Edward Hemingway have teamed up again, this time for a look at the spirit soaked tales of Tinsel Town, called Of All The Gin Joints. No less than superstar comedian Chelsea Handler, says, "This book is like being at the best dinner party in the world... I was clearly born in the wrong era." Bailey pillaged the Hollywood vaults of history, starting with the frontier days of silent film through the psychedelic 1970s to dig up the true and often surprising stories of 70 actors, directors and screenwriters. The book is completed by Hemingway's stylized portraits. I spoke to the duo on the eve of the book's release.

Mark Bailey: Write what you know. Isn't that what they teach? I write and drink -- of course, I do other things too, but those two, for a time, were dominate interests. And so a few years ago, when Eddie had what I thought was a great idea -- to write a cocktail book on drinking writers -- I jumped ...

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