Events Calendar

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Thank you, fans of Lucky George   

A huge thank you to all of you who flew in,  trained in, and drove very long distances to the Lucky George booksigning event, June 23.  It’s amazing that  we were so busy the entire time, we forgot to take photographs!!!!  The only one we have (thanks to Erika Leaf) is the one you see.

Some of you came in from Wisconsin, (thank you, Kurt, Sheila and Max Thomsen);Indiana, (thank you, Chris and Casey Kauffman), Southern Illinois (Ananda Faszold), Erika Leaf, in from Oregon, and our son, Ben Kufrin, who came  in from California to talk about growing up the son of a photographer and how his Dad influenced his own career as a cinematographer. Ben then read excerpts from Lucky George (see video).

A special thank you to Mary Bonnett, artistic director of Her Story Theater and/director of HST Chicago Writers Exchange who made this event happen; to Lea Pinsky, whose great Space 900 was perfect for the event, and to Silvana Capps, who kept everything flowing smoothly.

What a great day, thanks to more than 40 of you! We loved seeing you and so appre;ciate your interest in Lucky George.

George and Joan at Kufrin book signing













Co-hosted by HST Chicago Writers Exchange, George Kufrin will appear in Evanston to meet, greet, sign and sell copies of his newly-published memoir, LUCKY GEORGE: The Unforgettable Adventures of a Free-Lance Photographer in Evanston.  Kufrin is a member of the Society of Midland Authors.

The venue:

Space 900                          

1042 Wesley Avenue 

Evanston IL 60202.   (street parking)

Sunday, June 23, 2013      3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Kufrin calls himself  “lucky” because “I was born when I was. Lucky to grow grow up in Chicago’s infamouse 22nd ward, home of Mayor Anton Cermak. Lucky, because at 16, I was already living my dream as a professional photographer for the West Side News.

In the next 50 years, Kufrin went on to photograph the legends of his time. John F. Kennedy, Barry Goldwater, Dean Witter, Lena Horne, Burt Lancaster, Nat “King” Cole, Maria Tallchief, Studs Terkel, Gwendolyn Brooks, Adlai Stevenson and Alice Neel, are among the 114 photos included in his book, along with the backstories behind each photo.

A slideshow presentation of the author’s photographs will also be shown.

Cinematographer Ben Kufrin will read selections from his father’s book, sharing his Dad’s influences on his own career as director of photography for movies, including the Sundance-selected “Filly Brown,” theatrically released nationwide by Lionsgate earlier this year.

The event is open to the public.