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About the author:
Billy Ingram launched TVparty.com in 1997 and it quickly became one of the Internet's hottest spots for entertainment attracting millions of users a month. In 2002 he released the best-selling book TVparty: Television's Untold Tales to rave reviews from around the world. He wrote and starred in two TV series for the VH1 and Bravo networks and produced the Eisner Award nominated book Dear John: The Alex Toth Book. He was a designer on some of the most successful Academy Award campaigns, film trailers, and movie posters of all time, for stars like Harrison Ford, Barbra Streisand, Tom Cruise, Steven Spielberg and many others.
/ / The Alberici Sisters, Maria Lauren and Linda Eichberg received recognition from Billboard and Record World in the 1980's for their published original songs and recordings. In the 90's, the city of Los Angeles honored them for their writing and stage productions of Youth Empowerment Spotlight. The next decade, the sisters emerged as writers and hosts of their healthy living TV series, You Got the Power. Starting in 2000, Maria and Linda wrote and starred in the on-going production of Showstoppers, featuring the former Dean Martin Golddiggers. The show received critical acclaim and standing ovations for the stories and songs that celebrated the show business legends with whom they performed throughout three decades.
Beyond Our Wildest Dreams
The Alberici Sisters
Two young sisters join Dean Martin’s fabulous Golddiggers, one of the grooviest girl groups of all time, and along the way perform with Las Vegas superstars like Frank Sinatra, Louis Prima, Gene Kelly, Jerry Vale, Donald O’Connor, Steve & Eydie, Jonathan Winters, Bob Hope, and so many more.
More than 350 rare and unseen photos!
Taping The Dean Martin Show, the last successful Rat Pack reunion with Dean and Frank, the untold story behind the Martin & Lewis reunion, hanging out with Sammy Davis Jr., Donald O’Connor’s struggles with alcoholism, Louis Prima’s final tour, the deadliest mob hit in American history, the Cotton Club Murder connection, the last gasp of the golden age of entertainment —brought to life in vivid detail by the people who were there!
The Alberici Sisters share their amazing experiences in this 340 page Oral History of the Go-Go 1970s in Las Vegas and beyond.
Here are some of the highlights from BEYOND OUR WILDEST DREAMS:
- Barely out of High School, despite having been out on only a date or two, these devoted Catholics joined Dean Martin's Golddiggers for TV, Las Vegas shows and touring all over the country.
- What was Dean REALLY like? Was he the drunken womanizer he played on TV?
- Filming the Dean Martin shows and Roasts with all the stellar guest stars - Orson Welles, Gene Kelley, Loretta Lynn, Dom DeLuise, Ronald & Nancy Reagan, Jonathan Winters, Nipsey Russell, Shirley Jones and many more.
- Appearing with Dean in Las Vegas during the booming 1970s, opening night at the MGM Grand.
- Working with the legendary Louis Prima on his last tour.
- In Vegas and on tour they appeared with Jerry Vale, Bobby Goldsboro, Red Skelton, Steve & Eydie and many others.
- Missing by a few weeks being the victims of the deadliest mob hit in history.
- On the road with Milton Berle, Donald O'Connor and dirty old man George Jessel in the Roy Radin Vaudeville Revue (Roy Radin was the victim in the notorious Cotton Club Murder.).
- A near death experience with Bob Hope.
- And, of course, working with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin together for the last time they toured as a duo - including dates at the Sabre Room in Chicago, The Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, NJ, and the mobbed up Westchester Premier Theatre in New York.
THIS BOOK IS 100% MADE IN AMERICA!
Published by TVparty! Books
- Publication Date:
- Sep 07 2011
- 1463564570 / 9781463564575
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.5" x 8.5"
- Black and White with Bleed
- Related Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts