ARE THE STARS OUT TONIGHT?
THE STORY OF THE WORLD FAMOUS AMBASSADOR AND COCOANUT
GROVE... HOLLYWOOD'S HOTEL
2003 (81/2 x 11 – hard cover) 200 pages – 54 autographs & hundreds of original photos
Out of Print Since 1995
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A Photo taken by author Margaret Burk of celebrities Bob Hope, John Wayne, Ronald Reagan, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra Together at The Cocoanut Grove
“ARE THE STARS OUT TONIGHT”
“Hollywood’s Greatest Star” Gone But Not Forgotten
The title is based on all of the stars who assembled at the Ambassador Hotel and Cocoanut Grove for seven decades to entertain and be entertained. Thousands of books sold from 1980 to 1995 to become a favored Hollywood classic then it was out of print. In response to the continuing demand… here is the 2003 copy.
Stories include the Cocoanut Grove, the early Academy Awards where Oscar got its name, the original Golden Globes, numerous award, fashion shows, and film premiers where guests and stars thrilled to the excitement and camaraderie of those early times.
Enjoy the glamour, beauty and excitement that was the film making town of Hollywood and this place, which served as the bedroom and dining room for the stars… their entertainment, meeting place, trendy, playful and coming together. Not to mention the visitors, business tycoons, international industrialists, Kings, Queens, Presidents, Heads of State from all over the world who came to see and be seen at one of the most renowned hotels in the world.
For actors, being discovered at The Grove was their step to fame. Guests were entertained by every renowned orchestra and entertainer, such as Abe Lyman, Gus Arnheim, Guy Lombardo, Paul Whiteman, Phil Harris, Harry James, Sammy Davis, featuring Ella, Bing, Lena Horne, Nat King Cole, Merv Griffin and hundreds of other headliners. They mingled with Howard Hughes, Tilden, Einstein, the Kennedys, Winchell and hundreds of other greats. Entertainers and musicians playing the Cocoanut Grove, the greatest showplace west of New York, knew they had “arrived.” Swimming, tennis, golf, horse shows and tournaments made the hotel a major sports capitol.
Attending “Stars Night” were the film industry, major producers, writers and directors, and stars Garbo, Dietrich, Barrymore, Shearer, Crawford, Bette Davis, Gable. Later when the hotel served as a location for film-making, guests were thrilled to watch their favorite actors at work. We watched Marylin Monroe winning a swim competition, several Miss Universes and other beauties crowned… and being discovered.
Films and television include: The Graduate, Pretty Woman, Marrying Man, The Baker Boys, Dallas, Cheers, Forrest Gump, Minority Report, Quantum Leap, The West Wing, The Practice, etc. featuring stars such as: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Adam Sandler, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Kim Bassinger, Jamie Lee Curtis and Julia Roberts.
It’s all here. Join the “Stars”… They’re here tonight!
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