Contact: Mark Givens / 909-293-9270 /

Title: Lunch with Lizabeth
Author: Todd Hughes
Category: Nonfiction
Publication Date: September 29, 2022
Pages: 220
Binding: paperback
ISBN: 978-1-949790-68-9
Suggested Retail Price: $20.00

Claremont, CA – July 01, 2022 – Pelekinesis is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Lunch with Lizabeth, new nonfiction from Todd Hughes, available September 29, 2022 worldwide.

Lizabeth Scott reigned in Hollywood as the queen of film noir. By the time obsessed fan and gay filmmaker Todd Hughes sat down to lunch with her at Musso & Frank in Hollywood, she had largely outlived her fame. The two of them formed a unique bond and an enduring friendship that spanned twenty years. One of the very last vestiges of Hollywood's Golden Age, Lizabeth reveals to Hughes her ebullient personality and zest for life while shedding insight into her fabulously brief career as an international film star, recording artist and mistress to one of Hollywood's biggest producers. They stumble over homosexuality, art and politics but always manage to find a way to navigate the turn of the century.

Lunch with Lizabeth by Todd Hughes will be available through Small Press Distribution, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, Gardners, directly from the publisher's website, and in fine local bookstores worldwide.

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About the author

A former executive at The American Film Institute, Todd Hughes has made sixteen short underground and art films including festival hit DING DONG (1995) and BUTTHOLE BONANZA (1995), a collaboration with artist Keith Boadwee. He directed the independent feature THE NEW WOMEN (2001) starring Mary Woronov; and he was a staff writer for the primetime series WICKED WICKED GAMES (2006) starring Tatum O'Neal. After teaming up with his husband P David Ebersole, they made a musical short SWIMMING (2010) with Gretchen Phillips & Phranc. Five feature documentaries followed: HIT SO HARD (2011) , DEAR MOM LOVE CHER (2013), MANSFIELD 66/67 (2017), HOUSE OF CARDIN (2019) and MY NAME IS LOPEZ (2021). They executive produced the critically acclaimed ROOM 237(2012) by Tim Kirk & Rodney Ascher as well as Shaz Bennett's ALASKA IS A DRAG (2017) on Netflix. Men of many talents, Todd and P David held a ten year reign of glory in the tablescaping competition at the Los Angeles County Fair, and The Ebersole Hughes Company Singers released their first album 21st Century Boys in 2022. He resides in Palm Springs with P David, Fido & Oopsydaisy.

About the publisher

Pelekinesis is a small book publishing company focusing on the development of independent authors and artists by creatively embracing the evolving publishing paradigm and utilizing modern distribution platforms. Full catalog and press material can be found at


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