The City of West Hollywood’s Artists and Icons series will host a conversation with actress, director, and concerned citizen Barbara Bain, highlighting her decades-long career.
The event will take place on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and opening remarks will take place at 7 p.m., followed by the conversation and a Q&A that will begin at 8 p.m. The event is free, but seating is limited. RSVP is requested via Eventbrite.
Parking validation for the adjacent five-story West Hollywood Park structure, will be available at the event (parking is limited to availability).
Best known for her work in the landmark television series Mission: Impossible, Barbara Bain was the first actress in the history of television to receive three consecutive Emmy Awards for Best Dramatic Actress. She began her acting career in New York under the instruction of Lee Strasberg of the Actors Studio. After settling in Los Angeles permanently, she established herself at the Actors Studio West. In 1968, the Actors Studio West moved to William S. Hart House in West Hollywood and Barbara was active in the Studio’s efforts to relocate. She is a Lifetime Member of The Actors Studio where she taught classes and performed scene work for many decades.
The conversation will be moderated by Corey Roskin, a writer and social services professional based in Palm Springs, California. Roskin worked for the City of West Hollywood for 29 years, most notably coordinating special events and projects as part of the City’s Social Services Division. For the past 21 years he has also been programming and producing literary events including the West Hollywood Book Fair, Lambda Lit Fest, and Palm Springs Pride on the Page, among others. He currently serves on the Boards for the Omega Sci-Fi Awards and the Palm Springs Library Foundation. He has also volunteered for a variety of social services and cultural arts programs for nearly 40 years.
The West Hollywood Artists & Icons is a periodic series organized by the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division that celebrates the lives and work of West Hollywood residents and artists who present their work in the City, and who have made significant contributions to local, national, or global culture. The series has previously focused on many local artists and icons including Bette Davis, Mae West, Michael McMillen, Dan Guerrero, and Frances Taylor Davis.
For additional information about the Artists & Icons Series, please visit: www.weho.org/community/arts-and-culture/about/west-hollywood-artists-icons.