WHERE: Alexa's It’s New to You!, 3416 W Magnolia in Burbank, (818) 588-3688
WHEN: Friday, November 26 from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M.
MAGNOLIA PARK, BURBANK -- The most famous little person alive, Jerry Maren, will be signing his book Short and Sweet: The Life and Times of the Lollipop Munchkin at Alexa's It’s New to You!, a Magnolia Park boutique located at 3416 W Magnolia in Burbank on Friday, November 26 from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M.
One of the last surviving munchkins from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, Maren came from Boston to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios while still in his teens to work as a Lollipop Munchkin. Now 90 years old, Short and Sweet is a memoir of the sixty-plus-year career—from Superman to Seinfeld—in which he carved out his own niche in Hollywood.
It is also a lavishly illustrated treasury of old Hollywood that will amaze and entertain anyone who loves popular culture. It features candid commentary, mostly unpublished photographs, and a tell-all attitude.
After The Wizard of Oz, Maren continued acting and appeared in many movies and television shows including Our Gang, the Marx Brother’s At the Circus (1939) and as an ape in Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973). In the 1950s, Maren worked as a Little Oscar for the Oscar Mayer Company and as shoe icon Buster Brown. Maren has also portrayed Mayor McCheese and The Hamburglar in commercials for McDonald's.
Later he joined his friend Billy Barty in organizing Little People of America, a nonprofit organization that provides support and information to people of short stature and their families.
Maren continues to travel the country to make appearances at Oz-related events, film conventions, nostalgia shows, and Little People of America conventions. He lives in Burbank.
Alexa's Its New to You! specializes in gently used quality furniture, vintage pieces, great table books, artwork, vinyl records, CD's, DVD's and much more. The store is located at 3416 W Magnolia in Burbank, CA.
Short and Sweet: The Life and Times of the Lollipop Munchkin by Jerry Maren is published by Cumberland House Publishing, ISBN 978-1581825435 and is available in paperback.
Please call (818) 588-3688 for further information on the book signing.