Rex Reed

Rex Reed

All Ages
Doors: 6:30pm // Show: 8:00pm

In a musical performance that only REX REED can bring, memories, and songs you'll know, and others you may discover...

Author, Film Critic, Columnist, Actor, Lecturer and so much more...the legendary REX REED.

Rex was born in Texas, and grew up in Louisiana. He became one of the most prolific movie critics in the country, and for decades has written entertainment columns for The New York Observer. Reed has been a film critic for Vogue, GQ, and Women’s Wear Daily. For thirteen years, he was an arts critic for the New York Daily News, and for five years was the film critic for the New York Post. He is a member of New York Film Critics Circle, the National Society of Film Critics and, because his reviews appear on the Internet, he is a member of New York Film Critics Online. His articles and essays on the arts have appeared in almost every national magazine and newspaper in the U.S and in London.

He is the author of eight books, and his first novel, Personal Effects, sold 75,000 copies in its first printing and was optioned by NBC for a four-hour mini-series. His other best-selling works include: Do You Sleep in the Nude?, Conversations in the Raw, People Are Crazy Here, and Valentines & Vitriol. In his career, Reed has been one of the highest-paid and most in- demand writers of celebrity profiles. His writing was considered an exemplary example of journalistic style, highlighted by his profile of Ava Gardner that was included and praised in Tom Wolfe’s anthology, The New Journalism.

As an actor, Rex made his movie debut playing Myron in Myra Breckinridge (1970) with Mae West and John Huston - Myron was the young man whose post sex-change operation persona was played by Raquel Welch. Reed appeared in the films Superman (1978, as himself) with Christopher Reeve and Marlon Brando, and Inchon (1981) with Laurence Oliver. Rex appeared with Melina Mercouri, Laurence Oliver, Lillian Hellman, Edward Albee and other notables in Jules Dassin’s antiwar film, The Rehearsal. However, some of Rex's greatest success has come in reviewing movies.

Reed has been a member of the juries at the Montreal, Venice, and Berlin Film Festivals, and is proud to be the only film critic in the world to have had a movie review (for the Oscar-Winning anti-Vietnam film Hearts and Minds) read aloud in both houses of Congress, thus becoming a part of the permanent Congressional Record. In 1993, along with James Carville and legendary Supreme Court Judge Minor Wisdom, he was inducted into the Louisiana Hall of Fame.

As a music critic and an ardent supporter of Broadway show music, he shares the distinction with Kitty Carlisle Hart of being the longest host-narrator of Lyrics and Lyricists, and he has written liner notes for Liza Minnelli, Lena Horne, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Eileen Farrell and Barbara Cook, as well as many others. His philanthropic activities have been many, one of which includes his appearances at the country’s oldest and most successful fundraising benefit for AIDS, the S.T.A.G.E. Benefit in Los Angeles.

Rex currently lives in New York, holds a journalism degree from Louisiana State University and an honorary degree from Brandeis University.


A minimum of $20.00 is required per person while inside the showroom. Dining in the restaurant or any of our bars does not apply to the showroom minimum. Service fees apply to all tickets purchased via Eventbrite, at the door, and/or at the Box Office. Valet parking available with validation for $6.

Guests requiring accessible seating should book directly by calling 818-769-0905

Parties of 7 or more must be booked directly with the venue by calling 818-769-0905. Big group seating is not guaranteed.

Venue Information:
Feinstein's at Vitello's
4349 Tujunga Ave
Studio City, CA, 91604