"…the high-low priest of the L.A. food scene…chefs read Gold, as do food nerds in their thirties who spend their weekends retracing his steps." —The New Yorker
"Over the course of six novels and one book of short stories, Bret Easton Ellis has put together one of the most entertaining, fascinating, and fucked-up bodies of work in contemporary literature." —Vice Magazine
Jonathan Gold, restaurant critic for LA Weekly and author of Counter Intelligence: Eating in the Real Los Angeles, is the only food writer to have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Bret Easton Ellis is the author of six novels including Less Than Zero, The Rules of Attraction, American Psycho, Glamorama, and Lunar Park, as well as a collection of short stories, The Informers. His latest novel is Imperial Bedrooms. Gold and Ellis share their fascination for Los Angeles, pop culture, and eating.
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets for assigned seating in the Billy Wilder Theater are required and available at the Box Office one hour before each program. Early arrival is recommended. Tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis. As a benefit for their support, members enjoy priority ticketing and seat selection, subject to availability.
Parking is available under the museum for a flat fee of $3 after 6PM.
Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.
Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, the Hammer Programs Committee, and Susan and Leonard Nimoy.