Last night I had the wonderful opportunity to go to the book signing for Hollywood’s Chosen by Larry Vaughn and Mentora Vaughn Gratrix; published by Ambassador International.
Larry Vaughn started ushering at his neighborhood movie theatre when he was fifteen and never looked back. Rising to the rank of Vice President/Head Film Buyer, he spent over thirty-two years in the film industry, working with many box office hits, such as Jaws, Star Wars, Rocky, and Forrest Gump. Today, Larry and his wife, Doneata, live in South Bend, Indiana.
Mentora Vaughn Gratrix lives in South Bend with her husband, Jeffrey. They have two beautiful daughters ( I can attest to that. I met them last night and they are adorable! and quite the conversationalists!) who offer plenty of inspiration for her love of writing.
The Hammes Bookstore on the University of Notre Dame campus is such a lovely venue and a perfect location for a book signing. Please click on the link below to read about it.
Here’s what’s being said about Hollywood’s Chosen:
“Hollywood’s Chosen is the story of a film buyer. For over twenty years, Larry Vaughn negotiated with Hollywood studios to book their films into theatres. In chronicling his career, Larry pulls back the curtain to provide a look at a largely undocumented aspect of the film industry. In the process, he shares stories from his remarkable life that, were they to be filmed, would make one heck of a movie. So grab a bag of popcorn, find a more comfortable seat, and get ready…….the show is about to begin.” – John H. Hersker, President and CEO, MOVIE TAVERN; former Executive VP of Distribution, PARAMOUNT PICTURES.
“I implore you: read Larry’s story. You won’t be able to put it down. When you are finished, you will thank me – no, thank God for….Hollywood’s Chosen.” – Bert Livingston, Former Senior VP of Distribution and General Sales Manager West, 20th CENTURY FOX
“Larry’s journey…..gives you a better understanding of what is truly important in life. – Mark Gaines, Executive VP and General Sales Manager, UNIVERSAL PICTURES DISTRIBUTION
“Larry’s courage and determination leap off the page. This is the story of a life well lived.” – Bruce Snyder, Former President of Distribution, 20th CENTURY FOX