The Santa Monica Public Library is scheduled to hold a book-to-movie discussion group on All the King’s Men at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, September 16th, in the Main Library Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium.
As part of the discussion group, the library will screen the 1949 movie adaptation of the novel.
A discussion of the book and film, led by Professor Larry George, will follow the screening Monday, September 18th, at 7 p.m. in the Main Library multipurpose room.
Initially published in 1946, All the King’s Men, written by Robert Penn Warren, traces the rise and fall of Willie Stark, a 1930s-era politician who resembles the real-life Huey Long of Louisiana.
Stark begins his political career as an idealistic man of the people but soon becomes corrupted by success.
All the King’s Men won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
In 1949, Columbia Pictures released its film adaptation of Warren’s novel.
Professor Larry George currently teaches political science at California State University at Long Beach, and is the director of the university’s International Studies Program.
Information about the book discussion group, (310) 458-8600, or www.smpl.org