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Super Talk AM1570 Flint Michigan host Michael J. Thorp talks with author Patty Farmer about her latest book, Playboy Swings.

 

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THE BREXIT SELL-OFF: A BULLISH SIGNAL? W/ PATTY FARMER, AUTHOR OF “PLAYBOY SWINGS”

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In this week’s episode, Marc discusses the $2 trillion sell-off caused by Britain’s decision to leave the European Union – aka the dreaded “Brexit.” Was the market’s reaction a sign of more trouble to come? Or was it actually a bullish signal? Believe it or not, there is lots of evidence to support the latter…

Also, Marc talks with author Patty Farmer about her new book, Playboy Swings: How Hugh Hefner and Playboy Changed the Face of Music.

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Hanging Out With Paula Abdul

Professional Dancer Society's Annual Gypsy Awards Luncheon - Arrivals

I had a chance to visit with lovely and gifted Paula Abdul, at the Professional Dancers Society Awards Luncheon, (try saying that fast!), where she was this year’s award recipient.

The Gypsy Award luncheon is always a show you never want to see end, and this year was exceptional.  Many stories were shared about Paula’s early years, and I enjoyed them all, but found one especially inspirational. The story about how she earned a spot cheerleading for the LA Lakers NBA basketball team—the famed Lakers Girls.  Just 18 years old, a few girlfriends and Paula heard about auditions for the team and decided to try out.  Paula luckily had the foresight to pack three changes of clothes.

Eliminated from the initial round, she quickly swapped her outfit for another, put her hair in a pony tail, registered under her middle name, and undertook another attempt.  Once again, she wasn’t selected, but still motivated, she once more put on another change of clothes, put down her sisters name, changed her hair style, and gave it her all.  When all was said and done, Paula had secured one of the coveted spots on the team from an original pool of 700 candidates.  A year later she was the head choreographer. Just six months after that, she was hired by the Jackson 5, as the assistant dance director for their Victory Tour.

Paula has enjoyed numerous awards, achievements and accolades but I get great pleasure in learning about her determination and perseverance. That’s what makes her a special star!

I can’t sign off without mentioning that the astonishing Dick Van Dyke was also in attendance, and bestowed with The Professional Dancers Society Lifetime Achievement Award. It’s hard to believe this vibrant hoofer is 90 years old!

Professional Dancer Society's Annual Gypsy Awards Luncheon - Arrivals

 


 

CBS Sports Radio 610AM Houston host Joe Pogge interviews author Patty Farmer

CBS Sports Radio 610AM Houston

CBS Sports Radio 610AM Houston

 

CBS Sports Radio 610AM Houston host Joe Pogge talks with author Patty Farmer about her latest book, Playboy Swings.

 

To listen to the full interview, click here.

 


 

 

KABC 790AM Los Angeles host Doug McIntyre interviews author Patty Farmer

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KABC 790 Los Angeles host Doug McIntyre talks with author Patty Farmer about her latest book, Playboy Swings.

 

To listen to the full interview, just click here.

 


 

Playboy Swings Press Event at the Plaza

 


 

CBS2 News – Los Angeles – Morning Show

Rick Garcia, Patty, Sharon Tay on CBS Morning Show

Rick Garcia, Patty, Sharon Tay on CBS Morning Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

KJAZZ interview with Author Patty Farmer

KJAZZ 88.1 Cal State University, Long Beach

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Cal State University, Long Beach

 

KJAZZ 88.1 California State University, Long Beach host Nick Tyler interviews Author Patty Farmer about her newest book, Playboy Swings.

 

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RTVI, with Oleg Frish

 


 

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