I’ll be attending a discussion this evening of Sam Wasson‘s “The Big Goodbye,” of which I’ve read a little more than half. Burbank’s Buena Vista Branch Library, 300 N. Buena Vista St., starting at 7 pm. Wasson and Chinatown assistant director Howard W. Koch, Jr. will riff on that special early to mid ’70s fermentation that was alive and kicking at Paramount and Warner Bros., and is represented in the book by Roman Polanski’s 1974 classic. Glory days.

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