For every relative youngster and casual fan who only knows Pam Grier from her scene-stealing comeback performance in Quentin Tarantino's overlooked 1997 masterpiece, Jackie Brown, there are old-timers and film buffs who will always see her as Foxy Brown, the sexy, ass-kicking heroine of the 1974 blaxploitation classic of the same name.
Still stunning at sixty, Grier has chronicled the ups and downs of her life, image and career in the new book Foxy: My Life in Three Acts, an autobiography that's as raw and unrelenting as her on-screen personas.
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Grier will appear in person to read from, sign and discuss Foxy tonight at 7:30 at the Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th Street. Free tickets for the event will be handed out starting at 6:30 p.m., one per person; seating is first come, first served and limited to ticket-holders only. For info, call 303-436-1070 or visit www.tatteredcover.com.
Tue., May 18, 7:30 p.m., 2010