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Are the Stars Out Tonight? The Story of the Famous Ambassador and Cocoanut Grove . Hollywood's Hotel.

Burk, Margaret Tante.

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ISBN 10: 0937806005 / ISBN 13: 9780937806005
Published by Margaret Burk, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A., 1980
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11" x 8.25". 192pp. Gold paper covered boards with green lettering. Light soiling along the bottom edge, else near fine condition. This privately published history of the Ambassador Hotel is packed with interesting and alternatingly funny and lurid accounts of the doings of the rich and famous. Includes literally hundreds of b&w photographs of movie stars and other entertainers, hotel staff, and notable guests of the hotel and its ever fashionable lounge, the Cocoanut Grove. This copy signed and inscribed by the author on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 24813

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Title: Are the Stars Out Tonight? The Story of the ...

Publisher: Margaret Burk, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First edition.

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Very good condition - no writing - 192 pages with lots interesting pictures - beautiful golden hard cover - autographs on the in side covers from - very interesting !!

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Round Table West was one of the largest and most successful book and author programs in the country. Inspired by New York's legendary Algonquin Round Table of the 1920s, Co-founders Margaret Burk, Adela Rogers St. Johns and Marylin Hudson began staging elaborate luncheons in a ballroom of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles in 1977. Round Table West was a lively and sophisticated affair, blending Pulitzer Prize winners, first-time authors and venerable Hollywood stars at thrice-monthly meetings held at elegant venues, from the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Newport Beach's Balboa Bay Club to La Quinta Resort. The audiences regularly numbered in the low- to mid-hundreds. The monthly luncheons in all three places somehow managed to be both sophisticated and ribald, part salon, part vaudeville but always passionate celebrations of books and their authors. A Round Table meeting included not only an elegant meal and entertaining introductions by Mistress of ceremonies Margaret Burk, one of Hudson s hilariously deadpan astrological forecasts ( You Were Born Under a Funny Sign ), but Maya Angelou reading her poetry, or TV news icon Walter Cronkite talking about his love of sailing, or Zsa Zsa Gabor dishing about Hollywood and quipping I was Miss Hungary 110 years ago, or some then-unknown Orange County novelist such T. Jefferson Parker earnestly trying to sell a few copies of his first book all linked by the rat-a-tat-tat of some killer Viagra jokes. Marylin Hudson passed away August 2010 she was 76. Margaret Burk was the author of Are the stars out Tonight and Final Curtain. She passed away on October 13, 2011 at the age of 93.

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John Michael Lang Fine Books is a brick & mortar book shop in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood. We are located at: 5416 - 20th Ave. NW Seattle, WA 98107 Our phone number is 206 624 4100. We maintain an inventory of fine books, photographs, art, and ephemera in many fields. Occasional catalogs issued.

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