On March 6, 2012, I hosted an event at the Plaza Hotel to showcase The Persian Room Presents to press and the celebrities that filled the books pages. Over the course of 2 years, I visited with each one of the Persian Room stars in the book to hear their own personal stories about performing in the venue that turned talented performers into stars. After so much time working on collecting the stories, writing the book, and selecting the best photographs, it was such a joy to celebrate the book with the stars that became my friends.
From Top Right: Tony Butala, Cathryn Kenzel, Barbara Van Orden, Don Dellair, Julie Wilson, Leslie Uggams, Patty Farmer, Marge Champion, and Carol Lawrence
Carol Lawrence, Tommy Tune, and Patty Farmer.
Tony Butala of The Letterman and I share a hug.
Entertainer Richard Skipper and Patty Farmer.
Leslie Uggams and Patty Farmer
Tommy Tune and Patty Farmer
You can read more stories in my books Playboy Swings and The Persian Room Presents