DMA Adds H'wood Connections to Arts & Letters Live

DMA Arts & Letters Live series announces three additions to the 2009 Season

Three new additions to the DMA's Arts & Letters Live series all have Hollywood connections.

On July 27, Columbia Picture's "Julie & Julia," with Meryl Streep as celebrity chef Julia Child, will be previewed at AMC NorthPark. The film is based on two memoirs, Child's "My Life in France" and Julie Powell's "Julie and Julia." The latter is based on Powell's experiences recreating all the recipes in Child's famous cookbook "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" within the span of a year.

As part of the series, Powell will be at the Horchow Auditorium on July 29 for a book signing and author event, including a special Julia Child-inspired buffet dinner from the DMA's Seventeen Seventeen Restaurant.

In August, the series welcomes Deborah Nadoolman Landis, who's costume design for movies like "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "The Blue Brothers," and "Michael Jackson's Thriller" (the last two with director-husband John Landis) has become iconic. Listen to her spin the tales of Hollywood costume design using examples from her book "Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design" on August 27.

September brings the mother-daughter author team of Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor together to discuss their new memoir "Traveling With Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story." Sue Monk Kidd's "The Secret Life of Bees" has quickly become a modern classic, selling over 6 million copies, and making a Hollywood connection in the film adaptation released last year.

Tickets and additional information can be found at the Dallas Museum of Art site.

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