This is a love story about an extraordinary young couple who put Latin dance on the map at New York's Palladium. Turning the world of ballroom dancing and the nightlife in the city upside down, they went on to be the highest paid dance duo in the world, opening acts for numerous celebrities. Many of them became lifelong friends, particularly Sammy Davis Jr. whose close relationship with Augie and Margo forms an integral part of the story. Their memories and insights into some of the world's icons are sometimes hilarious, sometimes surprising, sometimes sad or tender; but always revealing.
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Christine Hamer-Hodges is a writer, editor, designer and public speaker. She was born in England, but has lived in the United States for thirty years and is an American citizen. She is married and has two sons, Matthew and Daniel. Christine, who is a Cordon Bleu cook, and her husband, Kenneth, have also lived in Stuttgart, Germany and in Brussels, Belgium. She speaks conversational German and French, and her love of language and cooking led her into food styling for various publications and writing her own autobiography “Food Follies” which includes many recipes. On her return from Belgium to the USA, Christine went on to give lectures and demonstrations on food and entertaining, catered special events and became involved in community arts. For several years she assisted Professor Vadim Prokherov; writer, music critic, artist, concert pianist, and author of “An Anthology of Russian Folk Music,” in editing his work. Christine now lives in Florida, where she wrote “The Opening Act,” and is now working on her next Biography, “How High the Larks Fly,” a tumultuous story of despair, courage and love, as experienced by a young German woman during and after World War II.
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