Many people come to L.A. to rub elbows with famous people, and British-born writer Christopher Isherwood was no different. As the story goes, Isherwood came to the City of Angels via a long bus ride from New York, after years spent living and writing in Berlin. He settled in Hollywood and quickly found a circle of friends including fellow writers Truman Capote, and Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, as well as renaissance man David Hockney and artist Don Bachardy, a man 30 years his junior who would become his life partner. On Thursday, Zocalo will host Bachardy as part of a panel honoring his late lover, as well as the release of Christopher Isherwood's The '60s: Diaries: 1960-1969. He, along with Isherwood Foundation Executive Director James White and Huntington Library curator of manuscripts Sara Hodson, will discuss Isherwood's legacy as well as the life and work he created for and about Los Angeles.
Thu., Dec. 9, 7 p.m., 2010