It's hard to believe that there's never been a full-length biography of director Vincente Minnelli. The man gave us An American in Paris, Gigi, Father of the Bride, Brigadoon and Madame Bovary, not to mention Liza. Over his illustrious career, Minnelli directed Spencer Tracy, Gloria Grahame, Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Arthur Kennedy, Shirley MacLaine and Martha Hyer in Oscar-nominated performances. Emanuel Levy reads from and signs Vincente Minnelli: Hollywood's Dark Dreamer.

Wed., June 3, 7 p.m., 2009

LA Weekly