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Announcing a new Meetup for Los Angeles Film, Food and Friends!
What: GENIUS ON HOLD @ Landmark, Saturday, 3/2, 7:30 PM
When: Saturday, March 2,[masked]:30 PM
Where: The Landmark
10850 West Pico Westside Pavillion
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Touchtone dialing, call forwarding, conference calls, and speakerphones have become co commonplace that it's easy to ignore the fact that someone invented them. This is the story of that inventor, Walter L. Shaw, his battle with monopoly capitalism (remember when AT & T was the only provider of telecom services?), and his eventual participation in syndicated crime. Take a look at the trailer and see what you think.
Tickets are available at Landmark's website. I'm in K1.
Dinner before the movie at the Westside Tavern at 6 PM will be posted separately on February 28.
It is the kind of story that is glamorous, provocative and riveting. A talented and prolific inventor dies penniless and unknown, even though his creations are about as commonplace as staplers. A jewel thief son blames his life of crime on the wrongs that befell the father. Add some mob connections that taint both men's lives and a final reunion between father and son, and you've got the makings of a blockbuster story. That is the tale that Walter Thiel Shaw, a notorious former jewel thief and aspiring film producer, is going to chronicle in “Genius On Hold,” a Documentary film that is really a tribute to his father, Walter L. Shaw.