Learn about the industry BURBANK --...

Learn about the industry

BURBANK -- People interested in honing their screenwriting,

sit-com writing or stand-up comedy skills can take classes through

the city's Park, Recreation and Community Services Department.

Mail-in registration for the classes must be postmarked Dec. 6 to

13. Walk-in registration begins Jan. 7 at any recreation center on a

space- available basis.

Copies of the city's Recreation Guide can be picked up at

recreation centers, libraries and City Hall. For more infor- mation,

call 238-5397.

Marilyn Monroe author appears

MEDIA CITY CENTER -- More than 140 previously unpublished photos

of Marilyn Monroe are part of the new book "Marilyn by Moonlight,"

which will be signed by author Jack Allen on Wednesday.

The photos have been digitally restored and the book includes

seldom- heard interviews with the actress.

The event is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Barnes & Noble, 731 N. San

Fernando Road.

Film books to be showcased

NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Director Mel Stuart will sign copies of

"Pure Imagination: The Making of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate

Factory" at Dark Delicacies bookstore.

The book is the first on the making of the classic film.

In addition, Donald F. Glut will sign "The Frankenstein Archive:

Essays on the Monster, the Myth, the Movies and More."

The event begins at 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at Dark Delicacies, 4213 W.

Burbank Blvd. For more information, call 556-6660.

Festival of Trees raises $150,000

MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- A fundraiser featuring Christmas trees

decorated by industry professionals netted $150,000 to benefit

Providence St. Joseph Medical Center and Providence Holy Cross

Medical Center's emergency and trauma services.

The Nov. 23 event at the Sheraton Universal Hotel included trees

decorated by set designers for WB's "7th Heaven," and NBC's "Will and

Grace."

Event sponsors included Burbank Emergency Medical Group and Warner

Bros.

Compiled by Laura Sturza

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