My Lucky Stars by Stanley Paul takes you behind the scenes of cafe
society in new York and Chicago in the 1960's, bringing to life
the stories of a kinder, more glamorous era.
tales and over 100 photographs illuminate this star-studded time
from the vantage point of Stanley Paul, who saw it all from the
bandstand overlooking the dazzling night life in and around Booth
One of the fabled Pump Room in Chicago's Ambassador East Hotel.
Paul, a famed orchestra leader and society pianist, shares the
attempted, hilarious "seduction" of Frank Sinatra by a befeathered
lady more than twice his age.
Davis, the ultimate Hollywood diva, as a car hiker in New Jersey.
aging Sally Rand from the point of view of a 16-year-old pianist
sitting behind her as she performed her legendary fan dance.
Cole Porter songs for the Duchess of Windsor without even knowing
who she was.
Swanson playing "Sunset Boulevard" in real life.
Garland's nights at the end of the rainbow.
plus the laughs, tears, joys, and heartaches of the famous talents
we all revered as they reveal their frailties and strengths to
their personal confidant, Stanley Paul!
book includes a specially-recorded CD of the music that personified
those glorious evenings!
My Lucky Stars
by Stanley Paul
as told to Diane Palmer
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